Our round-up of the latest Wellesley, Mass., business news:
The Wellesley Square Papyrus store, one of dozens across the country, has announced that it will be closing on Jan. 28. Papyrus, which specializes in cards, stationery and gifts, has nearby locations in Natick and Chestnut Hill. The original company was founded in 1950.
Linden Square Starbucks back in action soon
If you’re missing your daily cup of Starbucks at Linden Square, don’t worry they will re-open on January 13 with a new look and all your favorite items.
Starbucks is a long-standing institution in town, and also has a Wellesley Square location at 66A Washington St., which took its turn at renovations back in 2016. Almost faster than a barrista can make a double-blended Unicorn frappuccino with extra whipped cream, Starbucks had gutted the place, expanded their seating in the back, and added rough-hewn wood accents and shiny new tile.
What the Linden Square location will look like after the contractors leave and the dust settles is all very hush-hush. We’ll be there on the 13th to take a look.
Mix boxing into fitness plan
If your 2020 resolution is to get in better shape and you’ve not been able to stick with the same old same old, one new option in Wellesley is Fitness Advantage (FA) Boxing, which opened for business in the fall in Lower Falls at 10 Washington St. in the former Zoots space.
The outfit’s personal trainers have pro boxing backgrounds, and customers can choose from private, semi-private, interval, and other training.
You can schedule a free trial workout.
Great Wok gets go-ahead
The Wellesley Board of Selectmen this week approved the transfer of The Wok’s alcohol license to successor Great Wok, which it appears will make its debut at the Rte. 9 East space later this year. Longtime Chinese restaurant The Wok, changed hands earlier this year, with The Wok announcing it was closing for renovations over the summer.
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