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Fells Market beer and wine sales flow

It’s official: You can now pick up beer and wine to go along with your steak tips or other items from Fells Market in Wellesley, which for the first time is allowing retail establishments to sell alcoholic beverages for off-site consumption. (Also see: “Fells Market first official “guinea pig” okayed for retail sale of wine/beer”) […]

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Gustare Oils & Vinegars moving into Essentia’s Wellesley Square spot

Gustare Oils & Vinegars, which we mentioned in April would be moving from its 90 Central St., location to another part of town, is basically moving across the street next month with plans to re-open in August. Look for Gustare at the annual downtown July Jubilation sidewalk sales event to do special tastings. The business […]

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Opening day at Wellesley’s amazing new family-friendly wonderland!

My anticipation over this past Sunday’s grand opening at Wellesley’s newest and greatest family attraction cannot be overstated.  I decided not to fight the crowds as the majestical doors parted that morning, but instead zipped through them shortly before noon with my brilliant red VIP card secured to my keychain. While the stately brick, stone […]

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Will Wellesley Wok owners branch out?

Universal Hub, the greatest community website outside of Wellesley, reports that the attorney for the owner of a shuttered Jamaica Plain bar called Tonic says he is in promising talks with owners of the The Wok restaurant on Rte. 9 in Wellesley that could result in the Chinese restaurant opening a location there. [Attorney] Quilty said […]

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Business noncompete debate spills into Wellesley

The Boston Herald points out in an article today that testimony from a Wellesley man at last month’s State House hearing about the hotly debated subject of business noncompete clauses wasn’t quite like the rest. Whereas the issue of noncompetes has largely been associated with big technology companies such as EMC that use legalese to […]

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Wellesley Square’s Essentia shutting down

Essentia, the clothing, jewelry and home goods store in Wellesley Square, is shutting down “after 10 wonderful years in Wellesley,” according to its closing sale promotion. “I am closing the shop to pursue other interests, specifically to launch a new culinary enterprise,” writes Victoria Wallins, the owner. The store moved a few doors down in […]

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New Wellesley CVS set to open on Sunday

The new CVS pharmacy at 984 Worcester St. (Rte. 9 East) will open its doors on Sunday, June 8, while the MinuteClinic at that location will make its debut during the summer. This will make for 4 CVS stores in town, with the others being in Lower Fall, Linden Square and Wellesley Square. The new […]

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Wellesley solar installation demo: June 14

The public is invited to check out a demonstration of a home solar power installation at 2 Woodfield Road at the intersection of Weston Road on Saturday, June 14, from 2-5pm. Get answers to your questions about Wellesley’s solar push, economics of going solar, and find out if your home is a suitable for solar […]

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People Magazine: Wellesley jeweler marries Swayze widow

It’s not too often Wellesley gets mentioned in People magazine, but the recent Palm Beach wedding between Albert DePrisco of the Wellesley jewelry store bearing his last name and Lisa Niemi (actor Patrick Swayze’s widow) made the cut.  They were engaged on Christmas Eve, and Niemi has been seen in Wellesley at book signings, etc. […]

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Wellesley gets good report card from Moody’s

Moody’s Investors Service has assigned a MIG 1 rating to the Town of Wellesley’s (MA) $8.7 million General Obligation Bond Anticipation Notes (dated June 6, 2014 and payable December 5, 2014). Concurrently, Moody’s has affirmed the Aaa long-term rating on $95.5 million of outstanding bonds. The outlook is stable. The notes are general obligations of […]

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