Beclare Wellesley, the luxury condo and retail complex that now occupies the Washington Street space where the old Wellesley Inn once stood, is suddenly filling up its retail spots left and right. The two latest to announce their impending arrival are the Barber Walters barbershop and CouCou, a stylish kids’ store that currently has a South End location,
If only CouCou and Susu could have operated across from each other!
It has taken a good long while for retailers to follow condo tenants to the Belclare, which started filling its if-you-have-to-ask-you-can’t-afford-it residential units in 2015. Now a realtor, an eyewear business, an art gallery and eyelash extension shop are among businesses that have opened their doors. A fashion shop is also slated to open at Belclare (if it doesn’t get too cozy in Linden Square).
Newlyweds Kat and Walter Jones have moved to Wellesley and now will be opening Barber Walters, a barbershop/lounge/apothecary at Belclare this fall. And who doesn’t like a good apothecary?
An architectural firm showing off what the place will look like when it opens this fall, notes that the antique barber chairs were purchased in NYC and that a coffee bar will serve up beverages to patrons, assuming permitting goes through.
Separately, CouCou (described on its Instagram account as “home to stylish kids 0-8”) says it will arrive in Wellesley in late summer. Astrid Motsenigos opened her Boston store in 2016.
Sample items on CouCou’s website include a shark hoodie for $96 and lots of other stuff for kids, moms and the home. But C0uCou isn’t all foofoo: It also offers plenty of markdowns and items for less than $25, including a set of burp cloths with seaweed icons for $20 and various felt fruits and veggies for less than $10.
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