Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The shoe store is now at the South Shore Plaza.
Footwear and accessories retailer DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse opened on Saturday at the South Shore Plaza. DSW operates 377 stores in 42 states. The Braintree location will be open Sundays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The nearest stores are in Dedham and Stoughton. In a statement, the company said: "DSW is the destination for savvy Shoe Lovers everywhere. Customers experience a breathtaking assortment of designer shoes,boots, and sandals at everyday value prices in a convenient assisted self-select shopping environment. Aisles are filled with the latest trends in men’s and women’s shoes giving Shoe Lovers a staggering amount of choices. From casual and athletic shoes to top-branddress shoes, DSW is the …
Monday, May 20, 2013
The list ranks the best performing companies based in Massachusetts.
A medical device and industrial holding company, both based in Braintree, made the Globe Top 100, an annual ranking of the best performing firms in Massachusetts. Haemonetics Corp. on Wood Road came in at 66, down slightly from 61 last year. The company makes devices for blood manufacturing and earned $828.7 million in revenue in 2012, according to the Boston Globe's list. Haemonetics announced earlier this month that it would close its Braintree manufacturing plant and move its disposable products division to Mexico, the Boston Business Journal reported. The move over the next year and a half will mean 320 job cuts. The company's headquarters and research center will remain in Massachusetts, Mass High Tech reported, but may or may not …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
John M. Corcoran and Company, a Braintree-based developer, will purchase the 26-acre Weiss Farm property in Stoneham for a planned apartment complex with an affordable housing component, according to The Stoneham Independent.
A Braintree-based developer will purchase the 26-acre Weiss Farm property for a planned apartment complex with an affordable housing component, according to a report by The Stoneham Independent. The newspaper reportedly obtained a letter from Weiss Farm owner Donna Weiss to the community, stating that she has reached an agreement with John M. Corcoran and Company, of Braintree, to sell her parcel of land for a development that could include upwards of 300 apartment units. The property is located at 170 Franklin St. near the Melrose line. "I have been holding on to the farm primarily to preserve and honor the Weiss family legacy; however, I find that I can no longer shoulder the ongoing cost, stress, uncertainty, and fears," Weiss wrote in …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Wasabi is located outside of Macy's at the South Shore Plaza.
A re-submitted application to serve beer and wine at Wasabi at the South Shore Plaza was looked upon more favorably by Braintree officials Tuesday afternoon than when the Japanese restaurant withdrew its request for a license last September. Eight months ago, Wasabi officials decided not to pursue its license application after members of the Board of License Commissioners questioned the establishment opening without full permitting and suggesting that it would store alcohol in a location separate from the licensed premises. On Tuesday, the three board members present – Chair Joe Powers, Russell Jenkins and Marybeth McGrath – voted to approve the Wine and Malt Restaurant License after a revised presentation by attorney Carl Johnson. Johnson…
As part of our new Smart Spending series, Patch wants to uncover the true going rate for various goods and services in town, so you'll know exactly how much you should pay for what you need. Help us out by replying in the comments.
This week: How much do lawn services cost? How much do you pay for your lawn service? And what does that cover - just mowing, or does it cover weeding, pruning, planting? Please share in the comments below - we promise we won't judge you! And if you've got a lawn service you love, tell us that too. Check out local services in our directory: http://braintree.patch.com/listings?_utf8=%E2%98%83&keywords=lawn This is the first of an ongoing series, "What's the Going Rate for..." where Patch seeks to uncover how much things cost so you never have to ask again.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Local resident Elissa Garza will be serving as South Shore Plaza’s Style Setter.
A local woman has been selected by Simon Malls to be the fashion blogger for the South Shore Plaza. Elissa Garza will provide a local opinion on all things related to fashion, beauty. She was selected along with 40 others nationwide out of an applicant pool of 700. Garza lives in the metro Boston area and works in Cambridge, Simon said in a press release. "Hoping to create something substantial when it comes to fashion, Elissa will take her love for fashion and scoping out the latest trends, fashions and accessories and showcase all her discoveries on her Style Setter blog, all of which can be found at South Shore Plaza," according to the release. Garza submitted a sample blog post that was voted on by Facebook fans. Along with writing …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Headquartered in Braintree, MA, Peabody Properties— a full-service real estate firm— manages in excess of 10,000 units of housing, primarily in New England.
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Sunday, April 28
Peabody Properties, Inc. – a Braintree-based, full-service real estate firm managing in excess of 10,000 housing units across New England – was recently recognized by the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) for earning the Most New Communities of Quality designations for Year 2012, nationwide. NAHMA’s Communities of Quality (COQ) National Recognition and Awards program certifies affordable, multi-unit rental properties that achieve a high standard of excellence for maintenance, management, residential services, personnel training and other additional criteria. This year, Peabody Properties was recognized for providing the highest-quality affordable housing to low-income residents at the following 42 properties …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
There will be tables and chairs outside from April 1 to Nov. 1.
Starbucks at the Hyatt Place is now allowed to set up outdoor seating in front of the store under a seasonal license issued this week by the Board of License Commissioners. The board voted unanimously on Tuesday afternoon to allow up to 16 seats in a designated area in front of the coffee shop. They will be positioned outside from April 1 through Nov. 1. Starbucks originally asked for 20 seats but moved to 16 on request from town officials due to a bathroom code. The extra seating requires two additional parking spaces, which will come from the landlord from a surplus of parking available at the retail complex. The chairs and tables will be stored off-site when not in use.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The restaurant is in Braintree in Weymouth Landing.
Braintree's El Sarape was recently chosen as one of Travel and Leisure's 32 Best Mexican Restaurants in the United States for its "from-scratch sauces" and "cozy environs." "Highlights include carnitas, grilled pork tenderloin, enchiladas verdes, and the guisado con chile ancho specialty—your choice of chicken or beef with potatoes and onions under a smoky red chile sauce with rice and refried beans, and the chiles rellenos," the travel magazine said in its review. From the restaurant's Braintree Patch directory listing: "Since 1988, El Sarape has been serving authentic, freshly prepared Mexican food in a warm and vibrant atmosphere. The menu leans heavily toward meats, chicken and seafood, but vegetarians will find options in the …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Kristen Ford-Hernandez started Enterprise Marketing from her sincere desire to help small businesses achieve big company success.
Friday, April 19
Local marketing firm Enterprise Marketing, a, announced that it has received the 2012 All Star Award from Constant Contact®, Inc., the trusted marketing advisor to more than half a million small organizations worldwide. Each year, Constant Contact bestows the All Star Award to a select group of businesses and nonprofits who are successfully leveraging online marketing tools to engage their customer base, and drive success for their organization. Enterprise Marketing’s results ranked among the top 10% of Constant Contact’s international customer base. Enterprise Marketing provides assistance to clients to achieve their marketing objectives through branding, identifying their audience and social media. Driving Enterprise’s innovative …