Saturday, November 24, 2012
Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Wakefield. Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small Business Saturday by shopping at locally owned stores to help boost the economy and their communities. In Wakefileld, the Avon Beauty Center at 452 Main Street will offer …
Friday, November 16, 2012
A look at restaurants around the North Shore who will be open on Thanksgiving
Want to have the weight lifted off your shoulders and have someone else serve your family on Thanksgiving? Here's a look at restaurants around the North Shore that will be open on Thanksgiving. If you know of another restaurant that will be open on Thanksgiving, let us know in the comments. Beverly Depot Century House: Champions Pub: Legal Seafoods: Paddy Kelly's: Red's Kitchen & Tavern: The Lobster Shanty Passage to India I Pazzi TGI Friday's Brutole Danversport Yacht Club The Farm Tom Shea's 1640 Hart House Samuel’s Restaurant at the Andover Inn On the Bone at the Wyndham Hotel Uno's Bar & Grille
Local merchants are offering a variety of deals
Honestly, who wants to deal with the madness of the malls and box-store cattle calls? A number of Wakefield merchants are offering special deals this Saturday to help people get an early (and stress-free) jump on their holiday shopping. Check them out below. The following information was provided by the Wakefield Chamber of Commerce: Avon Beauty Center Free Shop Local Sticker with a $10 purchase Butterfly Yarn 15% off purchases over $30 (excludes classes & gift certificates) Florence’s Fashions 20% off All Merchandise ... Store-Wide! Gone to the Dogs Customer Appreciation Day for our 5th Birthday! Store-wide specials & refreshments all day! Greenwood Wine & Spirits Free gift with $25 purchase ($4.99 value) while supplies last! Holiday …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Rada Boutique in downtown Wakefield sells both high-end consignment and boutique items.
Originally from the former Yugoslavia, Rada Frohlichstein encourages her customers to shop locally. Different from other consignment stores, half of the store is consignment, or gently used, and the other half is upscale boutique, or brand new [pictured]. There are a few options for consigners: receive half of the proceeds, offer cash/check upfront, or receive 60-40 percent store credit, in their favor, to be used at both stores. "We have such a wide range of products that it's better for them to use store credit, and they get to keep 60 percent," Frohlichstein explained. "They make more money for their product, and they still need accessories. That way, I won't have to worry that I took advantage of customers." Frohlichstein is generous …
Friday, November 2, 2012
New restaurant at 33 Tuttle Street offering diners a taste of its specialties on Saturday and Sunday.
This weekend, Wakefield’s newest restaurant, Laurie’s 9:09, celebrates its grand opening with an open house on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. The restaurant, located at 33 Tuttle Street (near the train station) will feature stations for patrons to try a wide variety of dishes, from clam chowder and lobster sliders to rack of lamb, roasted tenderloin and, oysters on the half shell, and the Laurie’s 9:09 Crabcake, among other dishes, all of which can be sampled for $24.99. Following the open houses, the restaurant will begin serving its regular menu Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Sundays from noon until midnight. For more about the restaurant, check out this Wakefield Patch article …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Meet Christy Dole, proprietor of the new Balance Yoga Studio on Main Street.
Wakefield's newest business - Balance Yoga Studio - will mark its grand opening this Saturday, Oct. 27 from noon to 2 p.m. in its location at the rear of 364 Main Street, (The Alano Building) The studio's yoga classes will begin their normal schedule starting Monday, Oct. 29. Christy Dole, a Woburn resident who has been practicing yoga for 12 years and teaching it for 2, is offering a variety of holistic health options geared toward all ages. Dole is also a Reiki master and is trained in integrated energy therapy - which is focused on releasing emotions from the body. She also has more than just a business tie to Wakefield - Her husband, Greg Dole, is a 2001 graduate of Wakefield High School. In a recent conversation with Wakefield Patch, …