Xylem has opened in the space formerly occupied by the The Clift Collection women’s clothing store, which closed in the spring of 2015. Xylem owner Madalene Sullivan had been operating the modern decor and accessories store in Kendall Square for years, but a sharp increase in the rent there pushed her into Wellesley, known for its affordability (right?).
Cambridge’s loss is Wellesley’s gain, and we say welcome to Xylem. That stretch of Church St. continues to be a nice, interesting shopping area with character, devoid of large chains. Plenty of parking, too.