When White’s Bakery opens at Playhouse Square in the new year, it will become the latest business in Wellesley to boast a colorful name.
White’s Bakery gets its name from David White, who opened his first bakery in Florida in 1980, then opened his first shop in Massachusetts in the late 1980s.
Other businesses emphasize colors in their names or logos for marketing purposes. White indicates lightness or purity, blue means loyalty and trust, and green means freshness and natural, for example.
Perhaps the most famous of such colorful business names was Blue Ginger, the Asian fusion restaurant that opened in 1998 and closed in 2o17
Blue Ginger’s Ming Tsai credits his “genius wife” Polly for coming up with the restaurant’s name: “Blue is fav color and also connotes water (Feng Shui), the seas and calm. Ginger cause it’s the best flavor and trends to Asia….”
We also have Bluemercury in Linden Square to keep you pretty. Shockingly, Blue Hills Bank is about the only bank brand not in town. One other blue business: a Chinese restaurant called Blue Sky that reportedly had cheap chicken wings, according to a Facebook commenter who recalls the business being around in the 1970s.
Tamara’s Golden Needle, across for Whole Foods on Washington St., continues to handle sewing and alternation needs.
Not surprising that Wellesley would be in the green. We’ve got Green’s Hardware fighting the good fight vs. the big box hardware stores over on Rte. 30. Tom Green started the business in 2005 in the same space where his parents ran Green’s Stationary for 40 years.
Sweetgreen in Linden Square will keep you supplied in… greens.
Red Apple Convenience disappeared in 2018, and papered-over windows remained at 540 Washington St. heading into 2019, while RedPoint Global, a software company that gets its name from a sports climbing term, quietly goes about its business in an office park along Washington St., in Lower Falls.
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