Friday, January 25, 2013
Selectmen met the new owners Tuesday night.
A downtown Westborough breakfast and lunch eatery is changing hands. Christina's Cafe owner Maged Amin is selling the restaurant to Nader Abdelmalek and his wife. Tuesday night, selectmen approved a common victualer permit for Five N.S. Inc. for the cafe, at 20 South St., on the rotary. Amin said he has owned Christina's for eight to 10-and-a-half years. “I wish I could stay, but I have some other interests I would like to pursue," he said.
Friday, January 11, 2013
The latest 'You Ask, Patch Answers' addresses that question.
Editor's note: In our column "You Ask, Patch Answers," we help you to find answers to your questions. Email email@example.com if you have a question that you would like us to investigate. Today, we answer this emailed inquiry: I hear Fruitti Cup has closed. Is this true? Not completely. A sign on the South Street frozen yogurt shop door reads, "We will be closed during the following days. Tuesday, Jan 8th-Sunday, Jan 13th. REOPEN Monday January 14th. Thank you." Westborough Health Inspector Terry Gilchrist said today she spoke with owner James Ta on Thursday. Ta told her he was sick, and planned to reopen today.
Friday, December 28, 2012
The latest 'You Ask, Patch Answers' addresses that question.
Editor's note: In our column "You Ask, Patch Answers," we help you to find answers to your questions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a question that you would like us to investigate. Today, we answer this emailed inquiry: I see construction at the old First Baptist Church. What's happening? Shriver Nursing Services/Family Lives is renovating the building at 36 West Main St. for its new, expanded office space. The local home health care agency bought the 144-year-old church for $443,000 on Aug. 15. The firm will move from rented space at 200 Friberg Parkway, Suite 200. CEO Carolyn Brennan said Thursday the agency anticipates starting to move in around mid-February, and completing the move in March. The space will include training …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The restaurant will move into the former Bangkok Thai Restaurant this winter.
The Bagel Bistro will move across the street this winter, ending a two-year search for larger quarters. The restaurant, caterer and wholesale bakery will move into the Downtown Crossing space recently vacated by the Bangkok Thai Restaurant, aiming for Feb. 1, owner-executive chef Stephen Chitow said today. The Bagel Bistro has rented space at 72 East Main St. for nearly 16 years, starting May 15, 1997, Chitow said. The new site offers the business a full kitchen; 50 to 60 seats, compared to 19 now; and space for a breakfast case, he said. "Eventually, we’re going to open for full breakfast on the weekends," starting in March, Chitow said. The restaurant currently opens Monday through Saturday. “There’s a reason why we’re not open on Sunday…
Friday, December 21, 2012
Business was less successful than the owner hoped.
The Bangkok Thai Restaurant has closed permanently because the owner/operator has been "running into some financial straits," his attorney said today. "B.B." had "tried to get people interested in taking over his license, without any success," attorney John Matson said. The restaurant at Downtown Crossing, 57 East Main St., has been closed since October. The situation was expected to last two weeks, because the restaurant was "temporarily without a lead chef," who had worked there since its opening, Matson said in a statement at that time. The chef had "some personal (matters) out of state to deal with," the statement said. Today, Matson told Westborough Patch during a phone interview that "that matter was resolved. But, the fact of the …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Westborough Economic Development Committee presents its first "Great Corporate Citizenship" Award to the supermarket.
From refreshments to Westborough’s emergency personnel during Superstorm Sandy to donations to town efforts, Roche Bros. supports this community consistently, town officials say. Tuesday night, Westborough’s Economic Development Committee and board of selectmen publicly thanked the supermarket, located at Bay State Commons on Union Street. The committee presented its first "Great Corporate Citizenship" award to Roche Bros. The committee intends to make the award quarterly, Chairman Lester Hensley said. Roche Bros. is “the perfect candidate as the first recipient of this award,” because supermarket officials “continue to demonstrate their commitment to all of the nonprofit groups in the town through their generosity and their actions,” …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
A reader asked Westborough Patch. Here is the latest.
Editor's note: In our column "You Ask, Patch Answers," we help you to find answers to your questions. Email email@example.com if you have a question that you would like us to investigate. Today, we answer this emailed inquiry: Ann & Hope-Curtain & Bath Outlet is advertising for jobs at a Westborough store. Where and when might the store open? Westborough Patch asked Ann & Hope Vice President of Marketing Douglas Palmacci for an update. Palmacci said in an e-mail Wednesday that "no lease has been signed yet. The landlord is renovating the entire shopping center and that is the only construction going on at this time that I am aware of."
Monday, December 3, 2012
St. Mary's Credit Union plans to open its newest branch during mid-2013.
St. Mary's Credit Union breaks ground on its first Westborough branch next Tuesday morning. The 10 a.m. ceremony at 96 Turnpike Road, the intersection of routes 9 and 30 will involve members of the Westborough Board of Selectmen, Town Manager Jim Malloy, and officials from St. Mary's Credit Union and the Corridor Nine Chamber of Commerce, bank officials said today in a press release. The bank is expected to open in mid-2013, bank officials said. The roughly 3,000-square-foot branch "includes a drive-up service window, a drive-up ATM, a coin counting machine, a night deposit box and a distinctive tower that will serve as a landmark at the busy intersection of routes 9 and 30," bank officials said. The "Dialogue Banking" floor plan will …
Westborough Wicks held its soft opening Sunday.
Candles handmade at a Westborough home are now sold in one of the rotary’s newest shops. Westborough Wicks held its soft opening Sunday at 6 East Main St. A grand opening is planned for noon to 5 p.m. this Sunday. Residents Sandy and Mark Dekoschak opened the shop. Mark, a software developer, worked for a small candle company for about four years, starting during his late teens, Sandy said Sunday. “It really is quite an art form. There’s a lot behind the scenes that people don’t know,” she said. “He really wanted to do something different, and something that was ours, and something that we could help in terms of brand it more local within Westborough.” The couple now makes more than 50 scents and aromas at its Westborough home, “all hand …
Friday, November 30, 2012
The first holiday stroll in five years is Sunday.
With hot cider, cookies and open doors, the Westborough rotary will feel like a neighborhood this Sunday afternoon. Merchants in this business district are sponsoring a holiday stroll from noon to 6 p.m. There will be hot cider and cookies, as well as special discounts, She's a Gem owner Carole Judge says. At least 12 to 15 businesses will be open “so we can greet each other’s customers, make new customers, but just show that we have all different, eclectic businesses, and there’s for something for everyone in each shop,” she says. “We all got together and said, ‘What can we do that would be the most successful push for our holiday season, in addition to Small Business Saturday?’ Judge says. “I think what we saw Small Business Saturday was…