While we reported earlier this month that women’s clothing boutique Clementine would be leaving its space at 445 Washington St. near Rte. 9 in Wellesley for Church Square, it turns out all sorts of gyrations are taking place on this retail block that sits next to Larry Ng’s former gas station and repair shop. The 445-451 Worcester St. building, whose tenants since the late 1800s have sold everything from rugs to hardware to shoes according to local historian Josh Dorin, is under new ownership and that’s resulting in changes.
First, though, Anthony’s Barber Shop at 449 Worcester St., wants to emphasize that it is staying put and has signed a new 5-year lease. “Thanks to all the loyal customers and friendships made, we wouldn’t have it any other way,” according to a message we received from the shop.
Nails Studio at 451 Worcester St., had undergone an ownership change when the building changed hands, and patrons were seeking to learn where their favorite employees had gone. But word is that Nina Pham, whose sister Tammie previously owned Nails Studio, worked out a new lease in February to keep the business intact.
The future for FLX Training (443 Worcester St.), which just celebrated its 10-year anniversary, is murkier, but we’re told the business is in the process of finding the best solution that will allow it to remain part of the Wellesley community so that FLX can continue serving its loyal clientele.
Zoots Day: Feb. 2
Dry cleaning disaster Zoots reportedly will re-open for one day, Feb. 2, so that customers can retrieve their stuff. For those unable to swing by that day, expect items to be brought to a central place for pick-up.
The company, which has 2 stores in Wellesley, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy last week.