Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Popular local eatery closed for renovations last August. Re-opening is today.
A popular Wakefield eatery is back open for business on Wednesday, following a nearly eight-month hiatus. Slice Pizza and More now shares building space with the Prime gas station at the junction of Salem and Lowell Streets, steps away from the site of the former building where it was originally located. Paul and John Cucinatti, two cousins from Winchester, first opened Slice back in the fall of 2009. While this is their first business, other family members run the restaurant Orzo in North Andover. In a conversation Tuesday with Wakefield Patch, John Cucinatti reported that with the exception of a few new additions, the menu has not changed. "We're just looking forward to serving our great pizza and seeing all our customers - and new …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Nancy Dow of Wakefield started bow Wow! dog walking service earlier this year.
Wakefield resident Nancy Dow has turned a lifelong love of animals into a new business serving area pet owners - The bow Wow! dog walking service. Dow and her husband Alexander own two dogs, one of them a recently rescued labrador retriever, she told Patch.com in a recent phone conversation. "I was the kid that would always play with all the dogs in the neighborhood," said Dow, adding that she got her first dog at age 10 when a cousin went away to college. Dow reports that she has taken a small pet CPR/First Aid course, and her one-person business is bonded and insured. Along with dog walking, she also offers overnight pet sitting services for residents of Wakefield, Melrose, Stoneham and Lynnfield. The pet industry has grown considerably …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Several town businesses have already announced fundraising initiatives to support those injured in Monday's Boston Marathon terrorist attack.
Several Wakefield businesses have been quick to show their support for locals who were injured in the Boston Marathon terrorist attack. As noted on this website Tuesday afternoon, Marc, JP and Paul Marathon Victim Fund has been established to help assist two brothers, one of them a Wakefield resident and the other a Stoneham resident, who each lost a leg in the blast. For other local residents, tragedy may have been averted by something as simple as timing. Wakefield runner Shawn Conway told Wakefield Patch Tuesday that he crossed the marathon's finish line around 1:15 p.m. - and that his family had been waiting for him in the exact area of the blast before leaving it to join him. The bombs went off shortly before 3 p.m. In Lynnfield, five…
Friday, April 5, 2013
Here's a look at what the top ten most popular restaurants in Wakefield are on Yelp.com. What do you think?
This week, we took a look at how Wakefield's busy restaurant scene stacks up according to users of the popular website Yelp.com. Below is a list of the top 10 restaurants in that town, ranked by a mix of user ratings and number of ratings on that website. With that in mind, for example, it's possible for a newer or smaller restaurant to find itself ranked in the 30s or 40s or lower out of the 66 (give or take a few) eateries listed under Wakefield on Yelp - even if the place happens to offer a meal that those in the know would drive miles for. So - what do you think of Yelp's top ten restaurant list for Wakefield? Does it look about right or is there a glaring omission or two, or a small hidden gem that's not getting its share of credit? …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The owner of the Wakefield salon says she's expanding into Danvers this spring at 85 Andover Street.
Route 114 in Danvers is getting a new hair salon this spring. Lisa Lipani, owner of Carl Michael Salon on Lowell Street in Wakefield, says she's expanding and opening her second location in a retail plaza at 85 Andover St. The plaza is also home to Giblee's, Bella Serra Bridal and Prime Roast Beef. Carl Michael Salon will occupy a 1,000-square-foot space and is currently being renovated. Lipani hopes the salon will open in early spring. “I am excited to expand our services to Danvers and serve guests that haven’t had convenient access to our Wakefield location,” she said. “Finding the right location was very important to me,” she said. “We are excited to be experiencing growth, and wanted to be certain that we selected a location that …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Welcome to Wakefield show airs Sunday mornings from 6:30 to 7 a.m.
Monday, March 18
The following was provided by the Wakefield Chamber of Commerce: The Welcome to Wakefield Show returns to the airwaves on 104.9FM Sunday mornings, with host Kendall Inglese, Executive Director, Wakefield Area Chamber of Commerce, interviewing guests from the Wakefield Area business and nonprofit community. Guests in this spring/summer104.9FM radio program series include a wide variety of Wakefield Chamber member resources: Consultants such as John Vigliotti on important updates to Health Insurance options timely for small businesses looking to enroll by April 1; Wellness Resources such as Reiki Master Christy Dole from Balance Yoga 364 Main St. Wakefield; Education Programs with Cynthia Meade from Stone Zoo on new displays, Wild …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
This Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Greenwood Plaza, come "Celebrate the Green" with local merchants.
Thursday, March 14
The following was provided by Wakefield's Event Planning Committee: The Event Planning Committee (EPC) never stops planning events for our great community. Last August we gave you the spectacular two-day Festival Italia, and in December the family-oriented Holiday Stroll. Each event brought in more than 5,000 people, which translates into revenue for our local merchants and community exposure. Both events continue to grow in numbers every year. The EPC is now busy finalizing plans for the next event, "Celebrate the Green", running from Saturday, March 16 thru Sunday, March 24. The week-long merchant event will begin on Saturday, March 16. Join us at the Greenwood Plaza from 1-5 p.m. to kick off this family-fun event, which will be held …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Coming up on Saturday, March 16th - it's the Indoor Shopping Local Faire in Greenwood Plaza.
Monday, March 11
In March, our thoughts turn to spring, the Irish, Shamrocks and St. Patrick’s Day. The winter is lessening its grip on New England. Meeting our neighbors at local events sounds like fun. The Wakefield Event Planning Committee is sponsoring such an event. It is on March 16th in the Greenwood Plaza, 979 Main Street, and at participating merchant locations throughout Wakefield. Admission is free so come on down for some fun! Part of the event will be held indoors in a large 7,000 square foot building in Greenwood Plaza. Many local merchants will be joining in the festivities. However, there will be businesses represented from all parts of Wakefield. The event will include children’s activities such as face painting, balloons, and a …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Early this week, Mass. Transportation Secretary Richard Davey joined local officials and business owners for a forum that focused on transportation needs.
Sunday, March 10
On Tuesday, Transportation Secretary Richard Davey was in town to talk about some of the infrastructure proposals in Governor Deval Patrick's budget. A number of business owners and local lawmakers were also on hand to speak and to learn more about some of the state's possible transportation initatives. For a full story about the small business forum, check out this article from Tuesday on Wakefield Patch.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Bill Benedetto Jr. reports electricity, water and soap usage down at least a third at Flo's Auto Bath in Wakefield with eco-friendly machinery. If you have a hybrid or electric car, he's got a special for you.
A Wakefield car wash has invested in efficient new technology, and so far, it's reportedly paying financial dividends as well as environmental ones. Bill Benedetto Jr., owner of Flo's Auto Bath on Water Street in Wakefield, reports that the new self-service car wash equipment gets the job done in less than seven minutes - compared to about 10 minutes on older equipment. Along with that, the new generation of car wash technology uses about a third the electricty, water, and soap as older machines, said Benedetto, who noted that the equipment is also made in the U.S. "Everybody's trying to do something. It directly affects your bottom line, whatever you can save," said Benedetto, a lifelong Wakefield resident whose family members first moved…