Category Archives: Business

Wellesley businesses that came and went in 2014

The Wellesley retail landscape underwent significant changes in 2014, highlighted by the opening of two restaurants and the closing of a longtime ice cream shop. Bocado Tapas & Wine Bar opened this fall on Church Street where Paper Source formerly lived, and Sweet Basil sister restaurant Juniper replaced Milestone in Wellesley Square at the midway point of the […]

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Tis’ the season in Wellesley to blame Verizon

                        Verizon is having a rough go of it of late in Wellesley, with the latest example being in evidence at the downtown post office. Not only are Wellesley Square post office patrons dealing with the usual long lines of the holiday season, but […]

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Wellesley artist crafts challenging games

In a recent effort to seek out local shopping angles, we found out about Wellesley resident, artist, and inventor David Copplestone, whose company markets executive toys, games, and decorative accessories under the name Copplestone Designs. Copplestone’s products are designed to have a sculptural look of a work of art while challenging the game player to, […]

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Clock ticking on scholarship opportunity for business-minded students

UPDATE: The scholarship deadline has been extended to Jan. 1, 2015. A Wellesley resident and nominator for the National Federation of Independent Business’s Young Entrepreneur Foundation scholarship program has given us a heads up that the deadline for high school seniors to apply for the 2015 scholarship is Dec. 18. The scholarships are for students […]

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Here’s that Oscar-worthy lottery ad filmed in Wellesley Square

For those of you who were inconvenienced or just plain puzzled by the Connecticut Lottery film crew that was doing its thing in Wellesley Square one night/morning in September, temporarily turning the center of town into a holiday wonderland, the moment you’ve been waiting for has arrived. Yes, the glorious 30-second ad spot created back then is […]

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Martial arts studio comes to Wellesley’s Linden Street

It’s time to put down your meat cleaver and start using your hands to defend yourselves. A martial arts studio is moving into 277 Linden St., in Wellesley, the former location of butcher John Dewar, which closed at the start of 2014. (Salon One is also expanding into part of the former Dewar property, according to the property […]

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Composting service seeks to worm its way into Wellesley

In Wellesley, there are three options for getting rid of fruit and vegetable kitchen scraps: throwing them down the garbage disposal, tossing them into the trash, or mixing them in with your backyard compost heap.  Of the three, the compost heap is the most environmentally friendly because the average household composting operation isn’t on a […]

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Wellesley finally getting dedicated CrossFit gym

UPDATED: (with comments/input from CrossFit Marauder owner Erica Dolen on 12/4/14) How in the world Wellesley has eluded the CrossFit craze to this point is beyond us given all the other fitness businesses and personal trainers that have descended upon the town. That’s not to say that individual Wellesley residents don’t partake in the popular, competitive and sometimes over-the-top core […]

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