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Car crashes into The Cottage restaurant in Wellesley

A young driver plowed into the front entrance window of The Cottage restaurant in Linden Square on Sunday. Fortunately, no injuries were reported. The restaurant closed for Sunday night and posted on its Facebook Page/Twitter account late Monday morning that “Unfortunately we are closed due to unforeseen circumstances. We will be keeping everyone up to […]

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Review: Juniper restaurant a special new Wellesley Square dining spot

We recently tried out Juniper, the Wellesley Square restaurant that has opened in the former Milestone location, to see what the newest eatery in town had to offer.  We figured an early evening Friday dinner in August would allow us to avoid the hassle of a typical weekend crowd and the possible wait time that […]

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Juniper restaurant to open Wednesday in Wellesley

Juniper, the new Wellesley restaurant from Sweet Basil owner Dave Becker, is slated to open for dinner only beginning this Wednesday, July 9. The restaurant, at 13 Central St., will serve dinner six nights a week, skipping Mondays. The 110-seat restaurant, which has a bar and patio, will serve Eastern Mediterranean fare.  So it will provide […]

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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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Wellesley restaurant update: Milestone gives way to Juniper

Milestone Restaurant, which opened in Wellesley Square back in 2009, has closed its doors and the team behind the new Juniper restaurant has begun transitioning the space. Juniper is a sister restaurant of Sweet Basil, the popular Needham restaurant. Members of the Juniper team told us that the new restaurant will open within the next […]

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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 view for Blue Ginger

Not only is the Blue Ginger restaurant in Wellesley soon going to have the new Belclare condo/retail complex across the street, but new trees will replace some sick ones that are slated to be removed this month from in front of the Washington Street business. It seems that  borers (insects) have been munching on the […]

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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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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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