Wellesley Business Buzz: Pampered Puppies coming to Linden Square; Code Ninjas gets closer; Dentist moves next to Maugus; Train Boston gets a facelift

Here’s a round-up of the latest Wellesley, Mass., business news:

Dogs no longer have to be jealous of all those Wellesley spas for humans

Michael and Kim LaRoche are expanding their Pampered Puppies dog grooming business into the space at 159 Linden St., formerly occupied by Miss Michelle’s Center for the Performing Arts, which closed abruptly at the end of August.

It doesn’t sound like doggie clients will be forced to watch that famous Wellesley High School commencement speech dubbed “You’re Not Special.”

“We believe all puppies deserve to be pampered, and built the business with this in mind,” the LaRoches state on their Facebook page.

A Pampered Puppies, pooches will get the royal treatment from the LaRoches, who show their own Portuguese Water Dogs, and have been showing dogs on and off for more than 25 years,. The business already offers grooming and bathing, and plans to add training and daycare to its services.

Cleaning and grooming services run from $45 to $90, depending on the size of the dog, and less glamorous services, such as de-matting an de-skunking, are also offered for dogs who find themselves in a fix.

Meanwhile, that area of Linden Square might be earning the nickname of the Dog Pound. Right next door is Laughing Dog Yoga, and across the parking lot, Unleashed by Petco…

Pampered Puppies Wellesley

Code Ninjas getting closer

Just across the parking lot from where Pampered Puppies will reside, Code Ninjas is nearing its fall opening of a Wellesley location. It just put up a sign.

The business teaches kids how to code in a fun way.

Code Ninjas Wellesley

Wellesley dental office moving to space featuring the easiest quiz ever

Wellesley Family Dental is moving east on Washington Street from 308 to 298, where it will be located in between the Maugus restaurant and the shoe repair shop. Definitely an upgrade over the business that used to be there

On the window of the future dental office is one sign that reads “Guess who is coming here?”…next to a sign for the dental business.


Train Boston gets a facelift

Physical therapy and training center Train Boston at 34 Washington St., in Wellesley, recently celebrated its grand re-opening (not that it ever closed) following a major renovation. Business manager Terry Sherman says the renovation includes new locker rooms, moving the physical therapy department into one area with 7 private treatment rooms, a brand new front desk area, new flooring and new turf in the back rooms.  The pilates studio has been moved upstairs to its own area, plus there’s a new team lounge.

Train Boston

Train Boston

Photos courtesy of Wendy Tulman









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