Traffic passes in front of One Newton Place, the new home of Cahners Publishing Co. and the Rainbow Restaurant at Exit 17 of the Mass. Pike, formerly the site of the Nonantum Block building.
"I'm not sure the village tradition is an appropriate one to hang onto. Newton Corner is in effect a depot for people commuting to work, and we're dealing with a market that's passing us by, almost a transient market.
"The guy driving his BMW to work doesn't want to meet you; he wants to be able to park, get his service, and see you later. He's not going to develop that village relationship. That sense of community is really a part-time project for people working their Monday to Friday week. Time is very valuable today, and convenience is the key to Newton Corner."
John Harris, owner of Rainbow Restaurant, One Newton Place