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Here’s The Swellesley Report’s roundup of the latest Wellesley, Mass., business news:
Spartan Safe has cracked open
Spartan Safe has opened its Linden Square showroom so the home security-conscious can peruse their big, strong, fireproof metal safes with electronic or mechanical locks. At 1,000+ pounds, the American-made steel boxes are made to stay put. If you add one to your Wellesley home and later decide to move, you may want to negotiate your safe into the sale as a home fixture— sans your valuables, of course. If potential thieves can’t budge it without risking hernia surgery, maybe your moving team shouldn’t try, either.
Brazilian hot dogs at Hot Doogy of Natick
Not far from the Wellesley line, Hot Doogy has opened on Rte. 9 east in Natick at Sherwood Plaza, and is offering Brazilian hot dogs that are not of the standard dog-and-bun variety. We dropped by for the grand opening last weekend and chowed down.
Public meeting for marijuana shop proposed near Wellesley line
Three companies looking to get a license to set up a recreational marijuana shop in Natick will be holding public forums beginning this week. One location would be just west of the Wellesley line on Rte. 9 at what’s now Nine East Wine Emporium, and that public forum isn’t until March 29. Other proposed locations are also on Rte. 9, including at a former Papa Gino’s location.
Paper Source parent company files for bankruptcy protection, Wellesley store stays open
Stationery company Paper Source got hit hard during the pandemic and has filed for bankruptcy protection on March 2. It has closed 11 stores in New York, Florida, and other states, but the Wellesley location is not on that list.
Paper Source overall had been going strong ahead of the pandemic, and had even bought up some assets from Papyrus, which closed its Wellesley shop last year.
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