Santa is stopping by The Cottage on December 6 for a breakfast buffet as part of a Linden Square holiday event. Breakfast with Santa is $10 per child or bring 2-3 pairs of new socks for kids up to age 12. There will be two seatings, at 8:30 am and at 9:45 am, and reservations are required by December 3. Call 781-239-1100
A pop-up store dubbed “The” Cashmere Sale that is selling cashmere sweaters, wraps and accessories has found itself “the” coziest little spot in Linden Square.
“The” storefront at 165 Linden St. next to “The” California Pizza Kitchen, is one of 10 across the country in swanky locales including Darien, Greenwich and LA. “The” Cashmere Sale describes itself as a small division of a New York apparel company.
Items can be purchased at “the” Wellesley store, which is open until Dec. 6, for between $48 and $228.
And that’s all, from “The” Swellesley Report…
Wellesley Square and Linden Square were feeling the effects of the wind on Sunday.
For those of you sick of bank after spa after bank filling storefronts across Wellesley, there’s a new business in town that should earn your patronage: a glow-in-the-dark miniature golf course dubbed Glowgolf.
Yes, it’s a tad less outdoorsy than Wellesley Country Club and Nehoiden Golf Club at Wellesley College and even the excellent (and educational!) Village Green course on Rte. 9 in Natick. But Glowgolf (which used to have a course at Natick Mall) is conveniently located indoors next to Unleashed by Petco in Linden Square, so it would be a nice option on downpour days like yesterday.
Glowgolf — not to be confused with the glow-in-the-dark Monster Golf courses found elsewhere in Massachusetts — features 18 holes and you can play up to 54 holes with your admission. There’s an area for birthday parties and group events, too. Think about the possibilities of combining a trip to Glowgolf with a run over to Needham Bowlaway for some candlepin bowling under the black lights. Wear your favorite florescent cycling or yoga clothes and you’ll be all set for a wild time on the town.
Glowgolf, based in Wichita, Kan., charges $10 for adults and $8 for kids, with group and family discounts available. Operating hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday – Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Having just taken a beating at mini golf on the Jersey Shore last week, I seriously need to go practice my putting at this new place…
(Readers: Does anyone know if Wellesley has ever had a mini golf course? And I don’t mean the golf simulators that can now be found in certain man caves across town.)
The New England Aquarium Traveling Tidepool will come to Linden Square Courtyard on Saturday, July 12, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Lobsters, hermit crabs and other tidal creatures will be on hand for kids to handle or just observe. Spongeboy and his mermaid friend will be on hand, too. The event is free and includes treats and a sun catcher craft for each kid to take home.
Linden Square in Wellesley is getting something of a new look, as previously vacant storefronts sandwiching Ace Hardware and Jos. A Bank this week reveal that mattress company Sleepy’s is soon coming to town and that the Wellesley Community Art Project has struck again.
Sleepy’s, which has been in business for 80 years and has over 1,000 stores across the country, sells a wide variety of mattresses, including those from brand names like Sealy and Serta. Sleepy’s has already surrounded us with stores in Natick, Newton, Sudbury and Framingham, among other Massachusetts locations.
Meanwhile, Wellesley ACE Hardware is apparently losing some of its Wellesley-ness, changing its name to R.W. Shattuck Ace Hardware.
And who knows what the heck is going to happen with Jos. A. Bank, which just agreed to buy the Eddie Bauer outdoor clothing retailer for $825M and is entangled in a back-and-forth possible buyout situation with rival Men’s Wearhouse.
And finally, the storefront to the right of Jos. A. Bank is now being made more attractive thanks to the works displayed by Wellesley Community Art Project from students of a Wellesley Recreation Department art class. Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night was the inspiration here.