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 …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Taking shopping local to a whole ‘nother level.
Perhaps the most vintage of all the shops in West Concord Village will be the site of a decidedly modern mob scene this weekend as a “cash mob” is preparing to descend on the West Concord 5 & 10 this Saturday, March 2. According to the event description, a cash mob is a grassroots, community-led movement to support a local business. For this mob, members of the community, all of them with $20 in hand, will come together to shop at the West Concord 5&10. The upcoming cash mob was organized by West Concord resident Polly Stadt and her daughter, Emma Hill, as a way to show their appreciation for the iconic local five-and-dime store. “It is a staple to our community and we want it to be there another 80 years,” Stadt wrote in an email to …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
From flowers to sweets to one-of-a-kind jewelry, the merchants of West Concord have got it covered.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, some West Concord businesses will be making it real easy to show your shop local love. Next Saturday, Feb. 9 six stores in West concord will be hosting a “Valentine’s Day Crawl,” featuring free food and drink, special deals and a raffle for a $100 West Concord gift basket. Here’s a breakdown of the offerings, according to a press release provided by noa: Many of the gifts continue through Valetine’s Day, according to the press release, just show a dated receipt from one store at the others and receive a free gift with purchase.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Fun activities to get you through the vacation week ahead.
Hello and welcome to Thursday! It’s hard to believe we’re already more than halfway through February. Truck Day was last Saturday – that’s the day the equipment trucks leave Fenway Park for spring training in Florida – and meteorologists consider March 1 to be the beginning of spring. So we’ve almost made it through winter! Yes, I know it’s been amazingly mild, but still, I’m always happy to welcome that next season. For those of you with children in the public school system, next week is a vacation week. Meaning, of course, a vacation for the kids, not necessarily the parents. And if you’re not planning to head out of town, either to hit the slopes or bask in the sun, you might be looking for a few ways to keep those kids occupied, even…