The Town of Boxford Massachusetts

Boxford is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts. The original town center of Boxford, along with East Boxford and other areas in the eastern part of the town, comprise the census-designated place of Boxford. Boxford State Forest, near Interstate 95 and the towns of Topsfield and Middleton, boasts numerous walking trails that weave through heavily forested areas. Commercial landmarks in and around town include Benson’s Ice Cream, Paisley’s Farm Stand and West Village Provisions in West Boxford center, Ingaldsby Farm, the Boxford Community store in East Boxford and the Boxford House of Pizza.

Boxford's centrally located Stiles Pond is the site for the town beach, where membership can be purchased by Boxford residents only, each season for a nominal fee through the Boxford Athletic Association (BAA). Baldpate Pond, and the adjacent state recreation area, is another popular swimming, fishing, boating and hiking location. Camp Rotary is a popular summer co-ed boarding camp, located on Stiles Pond off Ipswich Road in Boxford. Danvers YMCA holds another popular summer day camp on Stiles Pond, next to the town beach.

Boxford currently has one town library, in East Boxford. The East Boxford Library is housed in a previously private, renovated home, donated to the town in the 1940s by the will of Miss Julia Cummings. The Town of Boxford currently plans to build a new facility on the current library site.


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J. Butler Property Management, LLC. : Boxford, Massachusetts

Elsewhere on this website, it was mentioned that an experienced commercial property manager (who also functions as the leasing agent) realizes the importance of the strategy behind how to negotiate the best possible deal for the client, the landlord, in lease negotiations. During a weak real estate market, however, some building owners will present very attractive offers that encourage tenants to move to their buildings. Tenants may be offered a moving allowance or the entire cost to move, for example. The sophisticated tenant and knowledgeable tenant representative will also negotiate for the reimbursement of the ancillary cost of moving, which includes new stationery and business cards, notifications to the tenant’s customers, free rent while setting up the new office and more. Retail tenants have the same concerns about occupancy cost as office tenants but they are also concerned about operating in a location that isn’t profitable (or, worse yet, operating at a loss). To help alleviate these concerns, some retail tenants will negotiate for a tenant improvement and equipment allowance. This is a fixed dollar amount, which can be a few thousand dollars for a small retailer, to hundreds of thousands of dollars for a very successful retailer or restaurant chain. In addition to negotiating the base rent, rent step-ups and pass-through charges, the retail tenant will often attempt to negotiate a percentage rent provision as well.