Friday, March 15, 2013
Responding to growing pains the Well Fed Dog is expanding is operations and has consolidated its Massachusetts offices and production facility to Saxonville.
The Well Fed Dog, creators of grain-free dog food that is like it came from your own kitchen, has relocated their headquarters to Framingham. The company has consolidated their offices and production facility into a single location to better accommodate increasing demand for their line of frozen dog food. The Well Fed Dog is now headquartered at 2 Central St. (Building 5) in Saxonville. This is the old Roxbury Carpet building. “Over the last year, both our wholesale and retail business has increased tremendously, making it difficult to have our offices and production facility in separate locations,” said John Edwards, founder & owner of The Well Fed Dog. “By having everything we need in a single MetroWest location, we are able to save time…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
CEO tells Framingham State seniors if you want to run a company "recruit and hire good people."
A class of senior business majors at Framingham State University is learning about business strategy this semester from the former Chair and CEO of Ponderosa, Inc., which was at one time the largest steakhouse chain in the U.S. Gerald Office, Jr. co-founded Ponderosa in the 1960s and oversaw its growth from a single restaurant to more than 700 locations throughout the U.S., Europe and the Far East. Office took the company public in 1968 and it was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1972. Under his watch, the company’s system-wide revenues increased from less than $3 million to more than $800 million. Office left the company after it was acquired by a private equity group in 1987, which proceeded to nearly destroy the business. “They …
Monday, March 11, 2013
JCC: "Future plans are not yet final, but it is likely that we will put the club up for sale."
Framingham Patch was the first new outlet to report that the JCC Clearbrook Swim Club's pool will not open this summer, at the end of February. The 50-year old facility is in need of $100,000 worth of repairs. Framingham Patch inquired if the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston, which purchased the property in 2001 for $150,000, planned to fund raise to open the facility in 2014 or sell the property. This is the response Patch received: "Future plans are not yet final, but it is likely that we will put the club up for sale. In that case, proceeds from the sale will be designated by the JCC, in consultation with the Metrowest Jewish Community Committee, specifically for programming in Metrowest. We are open to talking with members …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Resh Ramlukan, the owner of Panache Coffee on Route 9, announced on Facebook she sold the business she launched.
Panache Coffee has been sold. Resh Ramlukan, the owner of Panache Coffee on Route 9, announced this holiday weekend on Facebook she sold the business she launched five years ago. "To all my loyal customers and friends, you have made the past five years the most special. However, as all great things must come to an end and life is about moving forward, it saddens me to announce that I sold Panache Coffee. I have confidence that the new owners will continue to make Panache the most special hang-out in MetroWest.," wrote Ramlukan. Panache Coffee was the winner of Framingham Patch's Readers Choice best coffee poll last year. Open seven days a week, Panache Coffee was an independently-owned coffee shop. Customers could order a coffee, tea, …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
John Harvard's Brew House has introduced a six pack of breakfast-themed beers and ales, along with a handful of new brunch items for a limited time.
Instead of a cup of Earl Grey tea with your Belgian waffle, consider a 50 Shades of Earl Grey IPA. Or try a pint of Maple Porter, with a breakfast pizza featuring maplewood smoked ham and sunny side up eggs. Beer, it can be for breakfast. John Harvard's Brew House has introduced a half dozen breakfast-themed beers and ales, along with a handful of new brunch items for a limited time. Head brewer RJ Schultz and his team have created six different beers and ales that incorporate some favorite flavors from the breakfast table, said Restaurant General Manager Bob Scott. These limited edition Breakfast Brews will be available through early March only. While the Shoppers World restaurant is not open breakfast hours, customers can sample one of …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Avery Dennison, a company with deep roots in Framingham, will move to Westborough this summer.
Avery-Dennison, a company with deep roots in Framingham, will leave the community and move to Westborough this summer, says a company spokesperson. Avery Dennison's Retail Branding and Information Solutions (RBIS) business is currently headquartered at 7 Bishop St. in Framingham. The company will move its about 100 employees to Westborough in July or early August, said Jeanne Romano, Director Global Corporate Communications for RBIS. "It is very difficult to leave Framingham after so many years," said Romano. "We wanted to stay in town but could not find office space here that would fit our needs." "It the end of an era," said Framingham Town Manager Bob Halpin. "I'm disappointed." The Dennison Manufacturing Company was founded in …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The restaurant is the first Framingham business to close in 2013.
Top Shelf Restaurant has served its last meal. The owners announced the restaurant's closing on its Facebook page: "To all our customers, we regret to inform you that we have had to close effective 1/1/2013." The owners wrote "Due to extraordinary town fees and regulations, as well as these economic times, it has made it impossible for us to continue. We continue to look for investors that may allow us to return. We thank you all for your business over the past 2 years and hope some day, to serve you once again." Framingham natives Adam and Jamie Sinewitz along with their father Gary had opened Top Shelf Restaurant in 2011, in the former site of Bronzetti's Pizzeria. Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories like this delivered …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The latest closure is the Nissan dealership on Route 9.
Businesses come and go in Framingham, and the reasons for closing vary as much as individual businesses. So what Framingham business were you sad to see go in 2012? Below are a few that closed. * Carrie Anne's Diner * Firefly's BBQ * Green Chili Restaurant * Nuwaves card shop * Nissan dealership * Crown Chicken * HoMei Seafood What Framingham business or businesses do you miss after closing in 2012? Let us know in the comments section below.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
We're compiling a list of Framingham stores and restaurants that will be open during the holidays.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Is your store or restaurants open during the holidays? We're making a list and checking it twice. If you'd like to be included, leave your business' store hours in the comments below for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. You can also email your store or restaurant's hours on those days to Framingham@Patch.com. Please provide your store's hours no later than Wednesday, Dec. 19 so we can give everyone advance notice of your store's hours during the holidays.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
A real estate firm purchased two Framingham apartment complexes on Route 9 and plans to rename them.
Chestnut Hill Realty spent $84.5 million for two apartment communities on Route 9 in Framingham. Chestnut Hill Realty, based in Brookline, which purchased the apartment complexes known as Grandview Terrace and Grandview Village plans to re-brand them under the name Water View Apartments at Framingham, reported the Boston Business Journal. The purchase came about via $37 million in financing from People’s United Bank and a $27 million loan from Fannie Mae to Chestnut Hill Realty, reported the BBJ. The two apartment communities, with 581 total units, are located within a half-mile of each other on Route 9 and were constructed between 1968 and 1973. The two properties were assessed at $58.231 million, according to the Framingham Assessor's …