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Free valet service comes to The Local Wellesley restaurant

  The Local, the popular newish Wellesley restaurant with the tight Forest Street parking lot, has come up with a way to alleviate the parking crunch at least a bit: complimentary valet parking for designated drivers from 5pm until closing Thursday-Saturday. The service has been offered for about a month now. Owner Frank Santo says […]

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New Wellesley restaurant Juniper is hiring

Juniper, the Sweet Basil sister restaurant expected to open in Wellesley in late spring, is hiring. The restaurant, which recently got its alcohol license from the town, replaces the Milestone restaurant in Wellesley Square. Regarding the menu at Juniper, GM Matt Kaplan recently said: ““We’ve been having some fun experimenting at Sweet Basil. Trying out […]

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Wellesley Odd Fellows Building starts to morph

We reported last July that the Odd Fellows fraternal organization was moving out of its Wellesley Square space at 89 Central St., and more recently, that Btone fitness would be moving in. We noticed this past week that the white capital letters spelling out ODD FELLOWS BUILDING WELLESLEY had disappeared and that a temporary Btone sign […]

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New delivery service brings Wellesley residents instant groceries

Instacart, a delivery service that brings groceries to your door from Whole Foods, Shaw’s, and Russo’s in as little as an hour and for $3.99 for orders over $35 (your first delivery is free), is expanding to Wellesley.  The company is unaffiliated with any of the stores and operates by linking customers with personal shoppers. If […]

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More Wellesley restaurants boozing it up

Local burrito restaurant Boloco recently started serving beer and wine.  Salud.   Not to be outdone, across the street neighbor, Upper Crust Pizzeria, followed suit. That’s molto bene.   You might also like: Retail liquor sales on Wellesley special Town Meeting warrant Wellesley soon to be surrounded by more liquor stores Wellesley voters overwhelmingly approve […]

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Wellesley’s Linden Store cracks top sandwich shop list

The Linden Store and its hot BBQ roast beef with American cheese sandwich has made Thrillist’s mouth-watering list of the 21 best sandwich shops in America. Thrillist, a list-happy website for men (“Everything worth caring about in food, drink, and travel”), also cites shops in Dallas, Nashville and San Francisco, among others. Regarding the Linden […]

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GIANT BANK CHECKS support Wellesley scholars, skaters

While Wellesley residents often joke/cringe over the huge number of banks across town, there are certainly benefits. In fact, here are $60,000 reasons to be thankful. Wellesley Scholarship Foundation (WSF) is celebrating a $50K commitment from the Wellesley Bank Charitable Foundation to fund need-based scholarships to Wellesley residents over the next 10 years. Last June, WSF […]

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