Our roundup of the latest Wellesley MA business news:
Another Hills coffee shop brewing
While Wellesley Square of late has had a coffee drought, there’s no such issue in the Hills. There’s Caffè Nero, CrepeBerry, Quebrada, and soon, it looks like a new shop that we believe will be called something along the lines of Jejes Coffeehouse & Roastery could be opening in the former Prime Fitness space at 259 Washington St.
An application has been filed with the town and we’ll share more info as we get it. There is a business called Jejes Coffee Roasters in Sharon, Mass.
LINX intros New England Outdoor Camp
LINX is bringing the nature experience back to summer camp with New England Outdoor Camp, a new day camp set up to connect campers ages 3 – 15 to nature with programs that encourage their personal interests. The idea is to involve kids in a throw-back, vintage-type summer camp, one where they explore and play outside at an easy pace and without any technology at all.
Located at Elm Bank Reservation in Wellesley—an expansive property that includes river-access, trails, forested areas, gardens, and the opportunity for campfires—activities will include canoeing, archery, hiking, orienteering, outdoor survival skills, gardening, arts and crafts, music, cooking, games, sports, and wellness. As campers grow at NEOC, they will be encouraged to wander about, investigate, and build their understanding of nature, always in an age appropriate way.
Registration is now open for weekly sessions from June 13th through September 2nd. Camp runs Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm, and can be extended as early as 8am or as late as 6pm. A bus service is available, which includes a sibling bus discount.
HYP making a Wellesley comeback
HYP Yoga disappeared from Wellesley Square at the end of 2020 and we never were able to get any word from the business on what happened. We just figured it was the obvious: The pandemic.
But now it looks like HYP is coming back to town in a different location: Upstairs at 141 Linden St.
Roy’s Recycling merges into E.L. Harvey & Sons
E.L. Harvey & Sons has announced its merger with Roy’s, whose blue receptacles are plentiful across Wellesley (much to the chagrin of the Wellesley Recycling & Disposal Facility). As with all mergers, existing customers are being told they’ll hardly notice a difference.
Wolfers Lighting has changed up its arrival plans at 61A Central St., a couple of times, originally targeting this past fall, and then the end of January. Now it is shooting for the end of the first quarter.
“New delays related to COVID have impacted all of us, including our timeline for opening. We are working as quickly as we can while keeping our team & project partners safe, and our current schedule will now have us open by the end of Q1….” the company says.
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The Wellesley Club, a civic organization founded in 1889, welcomes Boston Celtics CEO and Team Governor Wyc Grousbeck as its guest speaker on Jan. 10 via Zoom. The meeting starts at 6:30pm.
(Let’s hope Wyc can finish his presentation stronger than the Celts have finished games of late…As a green teamer, I have faith.)
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Cambridge Trust has new private banking office hours
Effective Jan. 31, the hours of operation for Cambridge Trust private banking offices will change:
- Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Monday – Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
You can schedule an appointment to minimize wait time, and meet in person, over the phone, or virtually.
Condo showroom opening in Linden Square
Terrazza, the “sophisticated,” “bespoke,” “luxury” Wellesley condo project under construction at what was Delanson Circle off of Linden Street, will be setting up a showroom in Linden Square to offer those interested a feel for what the condos will look like and an opportunity to meet with brokers.
The 35-condo complex at 100 Linden St., originally was to be a 40B project.
The three-story complex, featuring condos ranging from 770 to 2,400 sq. ft., is slated for opening in spring of 2023.
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Roosters will move within Linden Square
Roosters Men’s Grooming Center celebrates 10 years in town this coming spring, and it will likely be doing it in a new Linden Square location just around the corner from its current spot. Roosters is expected to move into this slightly larger space between April and June where the Pink Soda salon has been. It will face the parking lot shared by Roche Bros., and others.
Roosters’ current spot will be converted into restaurant space, with property manager Federal Realty carving out an outside seating area as it has done on the other side of the building where Sweetgreen resides.
Barbers talk, as do their customers, who have been sharing word of this impending move to us in recent weeks. We spoke with Roosters’ owner John Santanella to confirm the situation, which he did.
Santanella can hardly believe Roosters will soon be celebrating 10 years in Wellesley, where it has attracted a big following of kids and grownups. A common scenario has been moms setting up appointments for their kids at Roosters, followed by the dads getting appointments, and then the dads taking over the logistics, Santanella says. “Dads took haircuts off mom’s list,” he said.
The new space will feature the same general set-up of generously spaced barber shop chairs 6 feet apart, though will gain new fixtures and lighting, a proper space for employees to take breaks, and a dedicated receptionist area.
Santanella had grown his Roosters holdings to six but has refocused on the Wellesley location since just before the pandemic started.
Oath Pizza sniffing around?
So, what will move into Rooster’s current space when it relocates? One possible candidate is Oath Pizza, an outfit that touts its avocado oil crust and fresh ingredients, and that started in Nantucket (so many Wellesley residents are probably familiar with it).
Oath also has locations in Chestnut Hill, a bunch of colleges, and other spots.
Oath arriving on the heels of CPK leaving would keep pizza shop equilibrium in check locally.
We’ve reached out to Oath to learn about its possible plans.
CPK sign goes down
While California Pizza Kitchen had been sending mixed signals about its fate in recent weeks and months (hiring signs, social media posts that it wasn’t going anywhere), the Linden Square restaurant has now closed. Making that visibly official was the removal its signs on Wednesday.
Tatte Bakery & Cafe is moving into the space once it’s redesigned.
Thank You Cheesy Street Grill
Cheesy Street Grill , located at the Boston Sports Institute at 900 Worcester St. on Rte. 9 East, is our newest Swellesley advertiser. you can grab a bite there, including a wide selection of grilled cheese sandwiches, when enjoying activities at the sports complex.