|Todd Fremont-Smith, Nordblom Co. senior vice president, is seeking local chef-driven restaurants. (JOANNE RATHE/GLOBE STAFF)|
Developer plans a culinary mecca, shops, housing at old office park
Wegmans market is invited, but not big chain eateries
The developer of Burlington’s massive Northwest Park is taking a bold stand when it comes to signing up restaurants: No large national chains. Executives with Nordblom Co. said the firm wants to create something of a culinary mecca at the 285-acre development off Route 128 that would feature local chefs and original dining options typically hard to find in the suburbs.