PITTSFIELD — Now that the holidays are over, the real winter weather is beginning to set in. The cold snap at the end of last week reminded me again of living in Canada where winter is often a time to be endured rather than savored.
Here are some notes and anecdotes on happenings in the Berkshire business community to read and ponder while you try and stay warm.
– In case you missed the announcement on The Eagle’s business page Thursday, the new Chili’s Bar & Grill in Pittsfield is scheduled to officially open Jan. 21. I’ve never been to Chili’s so I’m not qualified to comment on the cuisine. But it’s nice to see another restaurant at the Berkshire Crossing shopping center in the space that used to be occupied by Country Buffet, which left Pittsfield abruptly three years ago.
National chains don’t often establish deep roots in the community, but Chili’s is off to a good start having already joined 1Berkshire, which includes the former Berkshire Chamber of Commerce. We can’t predict what will happen in the future — our crystal ball is currently covered with snow. But joining the county’s leading economic development organization before even opening is a good sign that Chili’s is here for the long haul. Read more about who else has moved into 1Berkshires administrative building on Allen street >>