Here’s a look at the latest business news in Wellesley:
Babson’s Big Blanket Project
A group of first-year Babson College students have started a venture called the Big Blanket Project that sells…big cozy fleece blankets (60″ x 72″, and weighs 33 oz.). The twist here is that for every blanket sold, one will be donated to shelters or directly to homeless people in the Boston area.
The Big Blanket Project was founded by John Schleck along with twelve other undergrads at Babson, which preaches socially responsible entrepreneurship.
“I truly believe that this project has the potential to make a significant difference in the lives of thousands of people, if not more than that, across the country,” says Max Feber, one of the Big Blanket team members.
Banking on charity
While many lament the overabundance of banks in Wellesley, one benefit of having the financial institutions in town is that they have lots of money to donate to good causes.
The Wellesley Education Foundation has announced that it has received a $50,000 gift from Middlesex Savings Bank, which has a Wellesley branch on Washington Street. This gift will allow WEF to support key initiatives in the Wellesley Public Schools, as it does via events such as the annual Spelling Bee and the STEM Expo.
Zoots returns for one-day only
The two Zoots locations in Wellesley did a brisk business on Feb. 2, when the bankrupt dry cleaner re-opened for one day only so that customers could pick up their belongings. Those who could not will have the option of driving all the way down the Brockton to pick up their stuff.
A sign in the Wellesley Hills branch mentioned a hope that Zoots might re-open under new ownership soon. We’re sure people can hardly wait for that…
Kind of new store coming to Linden Square
Denim & Soul recently shut down for what we believe their sign referred to as remodeling, but the reality is that the business is being transformed into a new fashion shop called Marcus.
Last Kale at Thirst Juice
The first Wellesley juice bar, Thirst Juice, is also the first to leave. The business closed up its shop on Grove Street and will focus its energies on its downtown Boston store.