Category Archives: Business

Virgin’s Richard Branson visiting Wellesley for family entrepreneur event

Sir Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group, will be speaking at the Enterprising Family entrepreneurship program at Babson College in late July. The program, for parents and teens, runs July 26-31 and costs $7,500 per parent/teen team.

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Wellesley pizza place under renovation

I was shopping over by Nick’s Pizza House at 263 Washington St. and saw that it was closed for remodeling, according to a sign in the window. The sign at the long-time pizza joint, located near Marathon Sports and Your French Gift, didn’t give a hint about when it might reopen. If it’s typically Nick’s […]

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Wellesley: Home of beer & wine

A big flappy Beer & Wine banner greeted Rte. 9 East travelers yesterday as they crossed into Wellesley, where even cheese and grocery stores now sell booze, if you can imagine such a thing. But the signage, not far from the Natick wine and beer shop on that stretch of Rte. 9, has disappeared today. (Thanks to […]

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Papers & Presents leaving longtime Wellesley Square space

Longtime Wellesley Square stationery store Papers & Presents is moving out of its 87 Central St., location on June 27, though says its virtual doors (i.e., online) will remain open. The store, which is actually doing business cards for us as we write this, is now having a blowout sale. Papers & Presents has been […]

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Bobbles & Lace headed to Wellesley Square

Imagine my surprise after looking up the website for incoming Wellesley Square store Bobbles & Lace to find that this is not a men’s shop. Bobbles & Lace in July will be sliding into the space at 93 Central St., that had been occupied for the past 20 or so years by Abigail’s Children’s Boutique. Bobbles & Lace, which […]

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Wellesley Square’s J. Todd Gallery changing owners

Back in  2013, we reported that Bob and Phyllis Totaro, owners of J. Todd Galleries in Wellesley Square and Chatham, were looking to sell off their decades-old business to someone who could keep it thriving and enable them to transition into a “gradual, eventual retirement.” Looks like that time has come with their announcement that […]

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Wellesley woman wins family business award

Wellesley’s Siobhan Derrickson has been named a 2015 Outstanding Woman of Family Business Awar winner by The Warren Group and Massachusetts Family Business magazine. Siobhan is the President of The PostureWorks LLC and its subsidiary, MedicaWorks, two family-owned medical equipment companies serving leading healthcare operators across the nation. This annual award honors the achievements, commitment and dedication of female family business professionals who demonstrate outstanding leadership […]

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The Gap’s plan to close dozens of stores puts future of Wellesley Square shop into question

The Gap this week announced plans to close 175 stores in North America as part of a reorganization, and naturally it has us wondering if the Wellesley Square shop will survive. NECN, which was in Wellesley today to ask shoppers about their relationship with The Gap these days, says about a dozen of 69 New […]

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