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Divine Sugar 1820 Turnpike


1820 Turnpike Street in North Andover is leasing to the Divine Sugar Cake Shop. Divine Sugar, a family run business, specializes in Brazilian style cakes and desserts.  The shop plans to be open for business by the end of the year.  Brazilian cuisine offers a wide variety of delicious cakes, each with its unique flavors and characteristics.  Divine Sugar Cake Shop. Randy Tibbetts of Tibbetts Real Estate negotiated the lease.

Here is a popular list of Brazilian cakes.

Types of Brazilian cakes


Brigadeiro Cake: Brigadeiro is a famous Brazilian chocolate sweet, and the cake version often features layers of chocolate cake with brigadeiro frosting and chocolate sprinkles.

Bolo de Rolo: This is a rolled sponge cake with various fillings, such as guava paste or doce de leite (milk caramel). It’s a traditional dessert from the state of Pernambuco.

Quindim: Quindim is a bright yellow, sweet custard cake made with ingredients like sugar, egg yolks, and coconut.

Beijinho Cake: Beijinho is another popular Brazilian sweet similar to brigadeiro, but it’s made with coconut. The cake version often features a coconut cake with beijinho frosting.

Cocada Cake: Cocada is a coconut-based sweet, and the cake version incorporates coconut in the cake layers and frosting. It can be found in various regions of Brazil.

More Cakes

Bolo de Cenoura or carrot cake: is made with grated carrots, often mixed with chocolate or a chocolate ganache topping. It’s a popular dessert in Brazil.

Tres Leches Cake (Bolo de Três Leites): This cake is inspired by the Latin American dessert and is soaked in a mixture of three different types of milk (condensed m

ilk, evaporated milk, and heavy cream) to create a moist and sweet treat.

Cassava Cake (Bolo de Mandioca): Made from cassava or yuca root, this cake has a unique texture and flavor. It’s common in the northern regions of Brazil.

Corn Cake (Bolo de Milho): This cake is made with cornmeal or corn kernels, giving it a slightly sweet and nutty flavor. It’s often enjoyed during Festa Junina, a Brazilian festival.

Goiabada Cake: Goiabada is a type of guava paste, and this cake features layers of cake with goiabada filling.

These are just a few examples of the many delicious cakes you can find in Brazilian cuisine. Each region of Brazil has its own traditional cakes and desserts, and the country’s diverse culture has contributed to a rich tapestry of flavors and sweets.

1820 Turnpike Street North Andover MA 01845

1820 Turnpike has a few retail businesses on site including; The Candy Dish, AGLOW Air Brush Tanning and Ani Eyelusion.

North Andover general business district zoning refers to the process of designating specific areas of land for particular uses or purposes, typically governed by local or municipal governments through zoning regulations or ordinances. One of the commercial zones in North Andover is the General Business District which allows for certain types of businesses. These regulations are a fundamental part of urban planning and land use management and serve many important functions.

Zoning decisions are often made through a public process that involves community input, public hearings, and consideration of factors such as the comprehensive plan, neighborhood character, and the needs of the community. It’s important to consult with local zoning authorities and professionals, such as real estate agents, land use attorneys, or urban planners, when dealing with real estate transactions and development projects to ensure compliance with zoning regulations. North Andover commercial space for sale and lease.

The list of approved businesses in the North Andover General Business District zoning are listed below. North Andover zoning map.


North Andover Massachusetts



  1. A. Retail stores and wholesale stores, salesrooms, funeral parlors, showrooms or places for any professional, artistic or mercantile activity, not involving manufacturing; also, retail bakeries or retail confectioneries.
  2. Banks, offices and municipal, civic, or public service buildings, such as a post office, telephone exchange, Town offices, school, library, museum, place of worship, local passenger station.
  3. Hall, club, theater, or other place of amusement or assembly.
  4. Automobile service and filling stations, automobile storage and repair garages, including automobile body repairs and painting, and automobile sales agencies for new and used cars, provided there are not displayed or stored outdoors on such premises more than 25 automobiles or other vehicles.
  5. Restaurant, dining room or lunchroom.
  6. Residential use where such use is not more than 50% of the total floor space in the structure.
  7. Any accessory use customarily incident to any of the above permitted uses, provided that such accessory use shall not be injurious, noxious, or offensive to the neighborhood.
  8. Agriculture, horticulture, floriculture, viticulture or silviculture.

(1)          Farming of crops and row crops, truck gardens, orchards, plant nurseries, and greenhouses.

(2)          On any lot of at least three acres, the keeping of a total of not more than three of any kind or assortment of animals or birds in addition to the household pets of a family living on such lot, and for each additional acre of lot size to five acres, the keeping of one additional animal or bird; but not the keeping of animals, birds, or pets of persons not resident on such lot.

(3)          On any lot of at least five acres, the keeping of any number of animals or birds regardless of ownership and the operation of equestrian riding academies, stud farms, dairy farms, and poultry batteries.

(4)          The sale of products raised as a result of the above uses on the subject land.

  1. Day-care center by special permit.



This property located at 17 Mass Ave North Andover  sold for $950,000 and closed on March 2nd 2023. 17 Mass Ave in North Andover MA is considered a Special Purpose Property. Randy Tibbetts of Tibbetts Real Estate Group represented the seller in the transaction. Contact Randy Tibbetts regarding this property.

The listing description for 17 Mass Ave North Andover is below.

Highly visible commercial real estate located adjacent to interstate 495 in North Andover. This commercial property is zoned General Business by the Town of North Andover and as such this property has many potential uses. There is one building on site that is approximately 1845 square feet consisting of office space, restrooms and two vehicle repair bays with 14 foot ceilings. Previously this property has been used as a car dealership and filling station.


Special Purpose

Special purpose properties play a large role in our everyday life. A special purpose property typically is appropriate for one use or limited use. It may have a unique physical design, special construction materials, or a layout. It is a building that cannot be converted to another use without a large capital investment although there is a growing trend to transform some special purpose properties into new types of businesses such as turning a gas station into a burger joint or a church into condominiums but generally speaking a special purpose property can only be used for certain things.

Types of special purpose property

Examples of a special purpose commercial property are a church, theater, school, self-storage, car washes, gas station, theme parks, bowling alleys, marinas, campgrounds, theaters, funeral homes, community centers, nursing homes or public utility.

Special Purpose Property Availability

Inventory of special purpose property changes frequently. We represent clients looking to lease and or purchase industrial real estate property. Fill out our inquiry form to the right and we will provide you with the current inventory of industrial space in the area you are looking for.

We also consider the following as a limited or special purpose property: amusement parks, bowling alleys, car wash properties, cemeteries, clubhouses, cold storage facilities (where more than 50% of total square footage is equipped for refrigeration), dormitories, farms (including dairy facilities), funeral homes with crematoriums, gas stations, golf courses, hospitals, surgery centers, urgent care centers, other health or medical facilities, hotels and motels, marinas, mines, museums, nursing homes, including assisted living facilities, oil wells, quarries, including gravel pits, railroads, sanitary landfills, service centers (e.g., oil and lube, brake or transmission centers) with pits and in ground lifts, sports arenas, swimming pools, tennis clubs, theaters and wineries.

Commercial Leases

There are three basic types of industrial space commercial real estate leases. These leases are organized around two rent calculation methods: “net” and gross.” The gross lease typically means a tenant pays one lump sum for rent, from which the landlord pays his expenses. The net lease has a smaller base rent, with other expenses paid for by the tenant. The modified gross lease is a happy marriage between the two. While terms vary widely building by building, this basic overview will help businesses shop for the best deal possible.


17 Mass Ave North Andover sold