WBJournal, Posted: December 17, 2013
By: Emily Micucci
The catering business that recently announced plans to build in Devens is a harbinger of more economic activity to come, according to Steve Catalano, owner of Dolce Brands, which specializes in serving the film industry.
Catalano said he’s in talks with other businesses interested in leasing space at the site of the former Hodges Theatre, which Catalano bought with the intention of razing it in the spring to rebuild a state-of-the-art catering facility adjacent to New England Studios. The four-stage studio facility opened this fall, and Hodges scooped up the theater — which closed along with the former Fort Devens military base in the mid-1990s — and its 3-acre parcel in anticipation of the start of filming next year.