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North River Outfitter opens in Wellesley

Ah, New England, where people dress sensibly for each of the four distinct seasons in clothing that is functional, fits, and is long-lasting.  True, some of the young ones go through their short-shorts or skinny jeans or baggy this-and-that phases, but when these sartorial blunders are tolerated, they pass, they really do. And admit it, […]

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Beer & wine for sale at Wellesley Roche Bros.

Roche Bros. started filling in shelves today and has announced that beer and wine are indeed now available for purchase at the Linden Square grocery store. We had noticed that wine glasses were for sale earlier the week at the end of some very empty shelves. (On Tuesday, Roche Bros. told us they were still […]

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Personalization sweetens new Wellesley home bakery dubbed ‘sugar.’

Upon learning that Wellesley’s Kelly Meraw had started a business over the summer baking desserts out of her home, I could only assume that she must be operating out of a fancy Wellesley Kitchen Tour-like space. But no, Meraw says her kitchen and home (affectionately known as “The Treehouse”) are probably among the tiniest in town. “I think […]

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Wellesley Cottage restaurant back in action Saturday

The Cottage restaurant in Wellesley‘s Linden Square has announced it will re-open on Saturday, nearly three weeks after being forced to close when a driver accidentally plowed into the business and wiped out its front door. The restaurant had informed social media followers after the accident only that it was closed “due to unforeseen circumstances.” Unforeseen indeed. Welcome back… […]

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Wellesley scratches Christmas itch early for lottery commercial

Wellesley Square was glittering last night with Christmas lights, leaving some to wonder whether downtown retailers were really jumping the gun with holiday displays. Reader BK sent along this photo of guys hanging up lights and another local snapped a shot and posted it to Twitter. There’s literally a Christmas movie being filmed in Wellesley Center […]

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More gifted or less gifted in Wellesley?

The prime real estate on 32 Church St. that until last Spring was home to The Gifted Hand will soon open as  Terrazza Church Square, a gallery featuring artisan jewelry, distinctive gifts, and rare finds.  If that concept sounds familiar, it should.  That corner has cornered the market on fancy arts and crafts for over 40 […]

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A few more facts about Florijn, Wellesley’s newest retailer

We wrote a short post last week about the opening of Florijn, a retailer of home decor in Wellesley Square, when we noticed the sign out front at 90 Central St. Since then we’ve caught up with owner Sebastian Barreveld, via email, to get more details. Who are you? My family has been in the […]

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Not to be overshadowed by the Belclare Wellesley: The Rotunda Building

One result of The Belclare luxury condo/retail building going up on Washington Street in Wellesley is that The Rotunda Building next door is suddenly looking a lot smaller. For those of you who have never stepped foot inside, here are a few photos. The Grove Street/Washington Street brick building, also known as the Morton Block, […]

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Bocado Tapas Bar opening in Wellesley just around the corner

Bocado Tapas Bar‘s grand opening date in Wellesley hasn’t been set yet, but expect it to be around the end of September at 45 Church St., in the old Paper Source space. Workers have been sprucing up the inside and outside of the EDENS property, where there will be seating for 100+ patrons to sample the […]

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Florijn coming to Wellesley Square and we’ve spelled it correctly

I realize you’ve all come to count on me for home furnishing and interior decorating advice, so with that in mind I’m pleased to let you know that a new business with the Dutch-sounding name of Florijn Home is planning to open on Sept. 8 at 90 Central St., in Wellesley Square. That’s the space next to Alta Strada that Gustare […]

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