Northern Essex CC to open culinary school after Lupoli foundation gift


12/17/18 By Joe Halpern  – Associate Editor/Research, Boston Business Journal

The family foundation of local real estate and pizza mogul Sal Lupoli recently pledged $500,000 to Northern Essex Community College, a gift that will help NECC open a new school of hospitality and culinary arts next year.

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More than a walkway. A transformation


Construction begins on Heights project

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10/18/18 By Mike LaBella - Eagle Tribune

HAVERHILL — Calling it the kind of building that's never been seen before, developer Sal Lupoli kicked off a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday for his 10-story residential and commercial building called "Haverhill Heights."

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Preservation Powers Communities


5/14/18 by Aaron Curtis - LOWELL SUN

LOWELL -- The typical foot traffic was bustling around inside the Gallagher Terminal on Sunday afternoon.

The difference was on the outside.

The skeleton of the 140-foot pedestrian walkway linking the transportation terminal with the Thorndike Exchange was installed on Saturday night. A hulking 275-ton crane was used to put the walkway in place.

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LAWRENCE, MA– Lupoli Companies announced that Riverwalk Lawrence and Lupoli Companies has been awarded The Mayor Thomas M. Menino Legacy Award, which is given to preservation projects that are transformative, community-focused and revitalize the best of the past to make something good for the future.

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Lowell Board Grants Conditional OK on Thorndike Exchange

A major mixed-use development at the long underutilized mill building next to the Gallagher Terminal was approved by the Planning Board Wednesday, passing a key hurdle.

Developing a Different Product in the Merrimack Valley

Sal Lupoli is sold on the future of the Merrimack Valley real estate market. The founder of the Sal’s Pizza and Salvatore’s restaurant chains has cooked up a second career as a real estate developer, restoring the massive Riverwalk mill complex in Lawrence into a multitenant office and medical complex.

Gerry-Lynn Darcy an Exceptional and Innovative Women of the Merrimack Valley

Interview with Gerry-Lynn Darcy Vice President of Real Estate, Lupoli Companies — Lawrence

A Strong Message About Texting and Driving: Don't Do It!

The last thing Avery Bradley did when he left the TD Garden on Monday night, after the Boston Celtics beat the Orlando Magic, was chat with the community relations guy about his scheduled visit at the Atkinson School about 12 hours later.

Salem Board Backs Lupoli's Plan to Redevelop Plaza

For 25 years, Sal's Pizza has been a staple in the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire.

Lupoli Managers Reap Big Rewards

Since Peter Ackerman was about 19 years old, he's wanted have his own restaurant. Now, 25 years later, that dream will become a reality for the Chelmsford native, thanks to a generous offer from Lupoli Companies.

Lupoli Companies sign American Capital Energy to 5,500 s/f at Riverwalk Properties

Lawrence, MA According to Lupoli Companies, American Capital Energy (ACE) has recently joined them at their premier 46-acre office campus, Riverwalk Properties.

Built on Instinct and Determination

Businessman Sal Lupoli’s restaurant and real estate moves in the Andovers might seem to stray from those he’s taken with the ventures that forged his success in the Merrimack Valley over the past 25 years. 

Andover Medical Center Brings 'Boston-Level Care' to Town

When you're sick, living within 30 miles of Boston — home to some of the best hospitals and physicians in the world — can be a blessing. 

State Announces $3.9 Million Grant to Improve Merrimack Street

No city street is filled with as much hope for recovery as Merrimack Street, where retailers, shoppers, commuters, office workers and residents have been gradually filling up the mile-long row of former mill buildings that once employed thousands.

Catering Startup Phoodeez Cooks Up $300K

Phoodeez, a Boston-based corporate catering concierge, announced today that it has secured $300,000 in funding to aid its innovation of Boston’s corporate catering landscape. This investment comes from Project 11, a Boston-based venture capital fund that invests in early-stage technology and software companies.

Italian Isn’t Just For The North End, Salvatore’s Shows

When considering going to a high-quality Italian restaurant in the greater Boston area, one would likely head straight to the North End. Fine Italian dining is offered right at the seaport and in the theatre district, however. 

Sal Lupoli Donates Space at Riverwalk to Lawrence Police

Sal Lupoli of Sal’s Pizza and Lupoli Properties, owner of Sal’s Riverwalk on Merrimack Street in Lawrence has donated 700 square feet of office space for a police sub-station for the auxiliary police.

Hundreds Get Look at Career Pathways at Nashoba Tech

Hundreds of prospective students and their parents, as well as interested residents, visited the recent Career Night and Open House at Nashoba Valley Technical High School.

Project Bread, Celtics, Eliot School and Sal’s Pizza Trap Hunger

The Celtics basketball season may be over, but they’re still waging battle against another formidable adversary, more formidable than the Heat, Spurs or Pacers-HUNGER!

Sal Lupoli Sets Sights on Restoring Another Mill Building

A decade after Salvatore Lupoli imagined the transformation of 1.4 million square feet of abandoned mill space at the edge of the Merrimack River in Lawrence, Mass., into an office and retail center, the chief executive of Sal’s Pizza, is poised for the next phase.

Sal's Pizza Freshens Up with Rebrand

In 1990, Sal Lupoli opened his first Sal's Pizza location in Salem, NH, in an 800-square-foot storefront along with his brother Nick. The brand became legendary for both quality and being the home of the Sal's 19", 3 lb. pizza.

Locals Impressed by Lupoli's Approach

After hearing about his work helping to revitalize the city of Lawrence, Mass., with the Riverwalk Properties, local officials say they are eager to see what Sal Lupoli will bring to the Casino property and Hampton Beach.

Reinventing the $260 Billion Catering Industry

While in business school at MIT, Christine Marcus and Sal Lupoli kept witnessing a horrifying trend of wasted catered food at meetings and events.  

Sal Lupoli Inspired Local Business Leadership Forum

Entrepreneur Sal Lupoli inspired more than 100 area business leaders with vignettes from his years in food industry, real estate development and business as part of the Lowell General Hospital Business Leadership Forum this month.

NxStage Corporate Headquarters Stay in Lawrence

NxStage® Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, announced that it has entered into a new 11-year lease agreement with 350 Riverwalk LLC to move its corporate headquarters to the revitalized historic mill complex on the River Walk Campus at 350 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, MA.

Lowell Mill Developer Offers Tenants Help

Developer Sal Lupoli is hoping city regulators fast-track his Thorndike Exchange mill- renovation project so he can offer housing to dozens of residents facing eviction from Perkins Place apartments, which was purchased by UMass Lowell in June for student housing.

Transformation Underway

Plans to dramatically remake the old Comfort Furniture and Bedding building on Thorn-dike Street have been formally submitted to the city, with the first public hearing set for next month.

Excited About Lupoli Project

I first met Sal Lupoli a few years ago when The Sun did a major special section on his spectacular Riverwalk Properties development in Lawrence.

Lupoli Unveils Iconic Plans for Thorndike St. Mill in Lowell

A long-dilapidated mill at a major gateway to the city would become an iconic building with dozens of new apartments and several restaurants, developer Sal Lupoli told the Planning Board Monday in the first look the public got at the project.

Melmark New England Commits to Riverwalk

Riverwalk Properties has a new tenant moving in, but they will not be unloading traditional office supplies into their space. Melmark New England signed a fiveyear lease for 4,200-sf of at the redevelopment mill complex this past week.

Lupoli Lauded as Economic Visionary; Developer, Company Receive Inner City Innovation Award

Sal Lupoli and Lupoli Companies were honored this month with the inaugural Marcia Lamb Inner City Innovation Award recognizing visionaries leading change in urban economic development and inner cities.

Salvatore's Fundraiser a Boost for ACE

Salvatore’s of Andover teamed up with Andover Coalition for Education last month, raising $1,670 in support of ACE’s mission to support the Andover Public Schools.

The Lawrence Partnership

Changing the perception of a city once labeled the “city of the damned” is a daunting task, to say the least. When Boston Magazine used those words in a headline over a less than flattering 2012 story about Lawrence, a metaphorical gauntlet was thrown.

Lupoli Companies Acquires Remainder of Historic Mill

More than 100 years ago, William Wood built a mill complex that would become the largest in the world, and home for his American Woolen Company.

Lupoli to Habitat Officials: Make it a Priority to Invest

Pizza magnate Sal Lupoli could have stayed home Tuesday morning and reflected on his mother's recent death. Instead, the Lupoli Companies CEO gave the keynote address at an executive breakfast for Habitat for Humanity, whose mission is precisely one she would have endorsed.

Phoodeez Catering Raises $600k, Led by Project 11

Katie Rae was at an MIT conference when a familiar thought crept into her head: “How quickly can I duck out of this boxed lunch and go get real food?”

Lupoli Donates $250K to Lawrence General Hospital Capital Campaign

Seven years after the death of a brother who was treated for leukemia at Lawrence General Hospital, developer Sal Lupoli visited the hospital Wednesday to announce a $250,000 gift that he said would be the first check written by his newly formed charitable foundation.

Sal Lupoli Opens 5 New Hampton Beach Businesses

A large smile rarely left the face of Hampton Beach Casino owner Sal Lupoli on Monday as he celebrated the opening of five new businesses and his progressing plans to overhaul an adjacent parcel.

Renovations to Oceanfront Attract Clientele and Tourists

Widespread and sweeping business improvements are becoming an annual occurrence at Hampton Beach, and locals are thrilled.

Lawrence Youth Offered Summer Job Opportunities

With summer in full swing, so is the highly-competitive summer job search for teens. Summer jobs benefit the youth in many ways, teaching valuable job skills, keeping them busy and helping them learn.

Lowell Planners Find Comfort in Sale of Mill to Lupoli Companies

The long underutilized Comfort Bedding and Furniture mill building on Thorndike Street is now under the ownership of Sal Lupoli, whose company took a dilapidated mill complex in Lawrence and has turned it into more than a million square feet of mixed-use space.

Teaming Up Against Hunger Tips Off First Season

The inaugural Teaming Up Against Hunger (TUAH) program, presented by Sal’s Pizza, kicked off with back-to-back pep rallies at the Center School in Chelmsford, Mass. and the Tarbox School in Lawrence, Mass. in late-January.

Pizza Mogul Sal Lupoli Shares Vision

As the new majority owner of the Hampton Beach Casino property, pizza mogul Sal Lupoli said he's already spent a half-million dollars aimed at breathing new life into the century-old Hampton Beach landmark and plans to invest more dough.

More 'Enterprise' Coming to Lawrence Riverwalk

Several decades ago, Lawrence was home to a number of financial institutions, including the Arlington Street Trust Co. and the Essex Broadway and Lawrence savings banks.

Lawrence’s Riverwalk Mill Redevelopment Advances

Eastern Bank has provided a $28.37 million financing package and MassDevelopment has provided a $6.5 million New Markets Tax Credit financing and $3 million loan for Riverwalk Partners LLC, which is redeveloping the Riverwalk Mill complex in Lawrence.

Q & A with Sal Lupoli

After graduating from Chelmsford High School in 1984, Sal Lupoli went on to become a successful entrepreneur with 40 Sal’s Pizza shops and close to 500 people in his employ. But what Lupoli is most proud of is his ability to give back to Chelmsford.

Lets Turn Lupoli's Vision into Reality

Sal Lupoli has always thought big. Now the Chelmsford restaurateur and real-estate entrepreneur must think big, fast and out of the box.

Lupoli Project Could House Soon-To-Be-Evicted Residents of UML Rroperty

Developer Sal Lupoli is hoping city regulators fast-track his Thorndike Exchange mill renovation project so he can offer housing to dozens of residents facing eviction from Perkins Place apartments, which was purchased by UMass Lowell in June for student housing.

Cambridge College Signs 8,300 SF Lease at Riverwalk Properties

Cambridge College announced the college has signed an 8,300 SF lease at 280 Merrimack Street in Lawrence. The building is owned by Lupoli Companies’ Riverwalk Properties. During lease negotiations, Cambridge College was represented by Jeffrey Moore and Ken Oppenheim of Lincoln Property Company.

The Definitive Gateway City

Massachusetts’s law defines “gateway municipalities” as cities and towns with populations between 35,000 and 250,000 where median household incomes and rates of residents with bachelor’s degrees are below the state average.

Developer to Meet with Lowell Board to Get Ball Rolling on Thorndike Street Project

The public will get its first chance Monday to hear details for plans for the former Comfort Bedding and Furniture site on Thorndike Street, two years after the property changed hands and hopes for a rebirth began.

Bergman of Lupoli Companies Brokers Multiple Deals at Riverwalk Properties

Lupoli Companies has added a number of new tenants to their premier 46-acre campus, Riverwalk Properties. Lawrence Bergman, leasing broker at Lupoli Companies, brokered deals with Body and Brain Center, Mill City Insurance, Delphi Technology Solutions Inc., Trillium Drivers, Acuity Power Group and Middlesex Healthcare Services Inc.

New Franchise Comes to Lawrence

Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches first opened in Illinois in 1983. The sandwich shop gained popularity when the surrounding college students took notice of the cheap prices and delivery options. 

Experts: Mix of Private, Public Money Key to Boosting Economy

“Transformative development” is the phrase used by people looking to revitalize urban communities such as Haverhill.

Revitalization on The Merrimack - Mill Complex Stages Comeback

Building a real estate portfolio out of the remnants of Massachusetts’ industrial past wasn’t Sal Lupoli’s original strategy. He was simply looking for a commissary to produce tomato sauce, mozzarella and dough to supply his Sal’s Pizza chain.

Sal’s Pizza to Donate Proceeds to YWCA Haverhill

During January, Sal’s Pizza on Winter Street in Haverhill will donate 55 cents to YWCA Haverhill for every 19-inch cheese pizza sold. Each pizza will be sold for only $5.55, a savings of $7.44.

Andover Medical Center Readies for Opening; Phase 2 Plans to Double Size

Even before the new $15.5 million Andover Medical Center & Express Care facility on Lowell Street opens its doors, its developers are seeking to double its size.

Retail, Office Complex Planned Near Interstate 93

Real estate developer Sal Lupoli is proposing a 350,000-square-foot office and retail complex on the old Brockway-Smith property at the junction of Dascomb Road and Interstate 93.

Lupoli Companies Wins Economic Development Award

Lupoli Companies, the parent firm of Sal's Pizza and other properties, was awarded the 2014 Business of the Year by the Northeastern Economic Developers Association.

Gambling Comes to Hampton Beach Casino

Another big change is coming to the Hampton Beach Casino complex next week as a year of milestones continues for the historic facility.

Sal Lupoli Brings Big Changes to Hampton Beach Casino Complex

Hampton Beach Casino owner Sal Lupoli hopes a wave of new businesses and changes in the heart of the beach this year will carry the area into a longer tourism season.

Sal Lupoli Named Outstanding Corporate Citizen Awardee

Sal Lupoli is a true American success story; a visionary entrepreneur who’s built several successful businesses from the ground up over the past two decades.

Higher Ed Options Grow in Lawrence

Educators, business leaders, and representatives from the community gathered at Riverwalk on Wednesday, Dec. 11 to celebrate a new higher education partnership in the city of Lawrence.

Salvatore’s to Open Fifth Location in Andover on November 26

Salvatore’s Restaurants will celebrate the official grand opening of its fifth location in Andover, MA with buy one, get one free entrées on Monday, November 26th, 2012 from 5 to 10PM.

New Owner: Casino Needs 'Enhancement,' Not 'Change'

When pizza, hospitality and real estate magnate Sal Lupoli decided to purchase and convert the mill buildings that now encompass the Riverwalk campus in Lawrence, Mass., he saw both an opportunity to grow a struggling area as well as enrich what already existed there.

New North Campus Location for Suffolk MBA

Suffolk University’s Sawyer Business School will shift its MBA program from North Andover to a new, easily accessible location at Riverwalk Properties in Lawrence, Mass., in time for the start of the summer semester on May 16.

Solectria Renewables Wins MA Economic Impact Award

Solectria Renewables, LLC, the leading U.S. PV inverter manufacturer, announced today that it has been named as the Gateway City Champion winner for the Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards, awarded annually by the Massachusetts Alliance for Economic Development (MassEcon).

Riverwalk Installs 2nd Largest Solar Energy System in MA

Over a year ago the owners of Riverwalk Properties realized that they needed to control their skyrocketing electricity costs. After evaluating several options, they chose to install one of the largest solar electric power systems in New England to help offset their electricity use.