Monday, April 1, 2013
Happy Birthday to Blue.
On April 5, a one-of-a-kind Concord Center shop will celebrate a benchmark birthday. Blue Dry Goods, the lone mens clothing store among the downtown retailers, is coming up on its fifth anniversary and plans to mark the occasion with a celebratory event and sale this Friday. The times were uncertain when Jeff Blue brought his style to Walden Street, but the shop seems to have made it through the economic downturn looking now worse for the wear. And says the reason he opened is the reason he survived. “I think it’s just responding to the customers and trying to fill a need,” said Blue, a Carlisle resident. A former marking executive for big-brand footwear and apparel companies, Blue and his wife Marty decided to open Blue Dry Goods in …
Monday, September 17, 2012
The town's sixth annual 'Ag Day' farmers market festival was held Saturday, Sept. 15.
Being something of a farming community, Concord doesn't have regular farmers markets. So when there is one, it's kind of a big deal. And they do it about once a year at "Ag Day," an annual farmers market in which a dozen-plus local growers get together in Concord Center. Watch the video above for a sampling of what Ag Day has to offer -- fresh produce, local farmers, a putting green, music and more. The list of participating vendors included Colonial Gardens, Verrill Farm, Hutchins Farm, Brigham Farm and Greenhouses, Scimone Farm, Macone Farm, Millbrook Farm, Kenney Farm, First Root Farm, Walden Bros., Gaining Ground, Lucky Rooster Farm, Pastor Blacksmith Farm, Pete and Jen's Backyard Birds, Concord Land Conservation Trust and more. Also …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
CCHS Building Committee, Concord Center a Cultural District? and more.
1. CCHS Building Committee: Is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. tonight at Concord-Carlisle High School and its agenda includes updates from KVA, the Office of Michael Rosenfeld and the committee chair, along with a vote to approve the design development submission for Aug. 24 and a questin and answer session. 2. Other Public Meetings: According to the town website, additional public meetings posted for today include the Hugh Cargill Trust at 9:15 a.m. and the Transportation Advisory Committee at 7:30 p.m. 3. Get Your Bridge On: The weekly games of bridge are available at 1 p.m. today at the Harvey Wheeler Community Center in West Concord. 4. Concord Center a Cultural District? This one's from Town Manager Chris Whelan's weekly report: The town…
Friday, January 13, 2012
It was the first real snow of the year, but a mix of rain turned it into a slushy mess.
Yesterday's snowfall was the first real winter weather we've had so far in this unseasonably — but welcomed — clear January. A mixture of sleet made morning commutes slow going, and having turned to rain in the afternoon, the roads and sidewalks were a wet and slushy mess by the time commuters returned home. Early in the morning though, there was almost a pleasantness to the clean coating of snow. Here some images from a walk through Concord center before much of the snow was wiped out by the rain.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Tell us your thoughts in the comment section below.
On Tuesday, we announced the closure of the Walden Grille. Since then, we've seen an outpouring of sentiments from Concordians saddened by the news of the popular pub's closing. Now, however, comes the question of what to do with the empty space on Walden Street. The restaurant is for sale, but who knows what will ultimately occupy the space. So our question of the day is what would you like to see open in place of the Walden Grille? Would you prefer a neighborhood pub, an upscale bistro, or perhaps an ethnic restaurant? Is there something completely different you think Concord is lacking that could utilize the space, which has been occupied by a restaurant for the last quarter-century? Tell us what you'd like to see open in the Walden …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The downtown eatery has served its final meal.
After 25 years in business, the Walden Grille has closed its doors for good. Would-be patrons and passersby received the news early this week from a sign printed in all capital letters and posted in the restaurant's front window, reading: "WALDEN GRILLE IS CLOSED." Co-owner Brian Jaymes confirmed yesterday the closure is permanent. According to Jaymes, the Walden Grille had simply run its course. "Every place has its life expectancy," he said. "We just thought it was the best thing to do. "We just thank everybody," Jaymes added. "But it was time." The restaurant is currently for sale. "I loved that place. It was the closest thing Concord had to a pub," said one patron saddened by the news of the restaurant's closing. "The Grille was my …
Saturday, December 24, 2011
An at-a-glance look at what businesses and services are open and closed this holiday weekend.
It's going to be a busy holiday, and while most people have these next few days off, there will be some establishments open for business this weekend — and Monday — while others are posting special holiday hours. Here is a look at what's going to be open and what will be closed. Are you a business owner? Tell customers about your holiday hours in the comment section below, or email Chris.Tanguay@Patch.com.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Fifty-eight merchants participated in a sidewalk sale that took over the town's three commercial centers Saturday, July 23.
The summer heat wasn't the the only thing sizzling Saturday, July 23 as 58 Concord merchants set their wares and themselves out along the streets as part of a townwide sidealk sale that took over the town's three centers. Businesses located in Concord Center, on Thoreau Street and in West Concord participated in the Chamber of Commerce-organized event, which featured bargains, balloons, bands, face-painting and food.