Category Archives: Business

Holiday shoppers descend on Wellesley Marketplace

This year’s Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club’s annual Wellesley Marketplace event that took place Saturday at the Wellesley Middle School drew over 2,000 shoppers and 175+ exhibitors. I scooted in early to take a few pictures and left wishing I could have really dug in and shopped, it all looked that enticing. But duty called me […]

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More Wellesley toy store woes: Magic Beans makes a plea

First LittleBits Toys shut its doors in Wellesley this fall, and now Magic Beans, which has locations in Linden Square, Cambridge and elsewhere, has raised doubts about its future by notifying customers that the business has hit a serious slowdown this fall. Owner Eli Gurock wrote in part “This is a hard email for me […]

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Wellesley High marketing class maintaining serious Haiti connection

Much of the hand-made tin art produced via Creative Haiti is the sort of colorful collection you might expect, with tropical fish, lizards and birds aplenty, plus an obligatory smattering of funky masks. One new piece special to the nonprofit organization’s ongoing partnership with Wellesley High School Global Marketing students is a keychain sporting the […]

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Anna Nieman moving across Wellesley border

Dress and gown designer Anna Nieman, who opened a special-occasion clothing, jewelry and cosmetic boutique at 544 Washington St. in Wellesley 2 years ago is closing that shop and taking her talents to Newton Highlands at 21 Lincoln St. So, if any Wellesley Cotillion shoppers had designs on getting an Anna Nieman dress, you’ll need to […]

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City Sports shutting down in Wellesley, everywhere else too

              City Sports, the running shoe and athletic goods retailer that opened in Wellesley at 475 Washington St. in 2011, is about to shut its doors. That store won’t be alone either: The Wall Street Journal and others report that whole business is closing up shop. City Sports, which had […]

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Another reason Thanksgiving will be different in Wellesley this year: nearby Owen’s Poultry Farm sold

We hear that many people in Wellesley have been getting their Thanksgiving turkeys for years from Owen’s Poultry Farm in Needham, but that’s going to change this year. The 80-year-old farm is not selling turkeys this year, according to the Needham Times, and in fact, the property and associated fixings have been sold for $7M […]

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Ideas to blast off Thursday at Babson Rocket Pitch

Babson College on Thursday afternoon is hosting its annual Rocket Pitch event for entrepreneurial students and alums from Babson, as well as students from Olin College and Wellesley College. They will give 3-minute pitches to try to sell their ideas to an audience of students, faculty, investors, entrepreneurs and others. Attendees to yap with presenters at a networking […]

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Chillin’ at the Wellesley Belclare penthouse

Swellesley diehard BethN shared this photo of workers taking a break high above the street at Wellesley’s Belclare luxury condo/retail development on Washington Street. They’ve been working pretty darn hard of late, with hopes of rich residents and new businesses moving in by year-end. The image no doubt is a bit more attractive for the Belclare team […]

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