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Top 10 Lexington Business Stories in 2013

There was a lot of business news in Lexington in 2013.

il Casale Cucina Italiono and Bar - Courtesy il Casale's Facebook page.
il Casale Cucina Italiono and Bar - Courtesy il Casale's Facebook page.
2013 was a big year for business news in Lexington. 

From new openings, approvals for businesses and restaurants to open in 2014 and some establishments closing their doors or moving away, the Lexington business community always has a lot of news. 

Here are a selection of top business stories from the past year:

1) Drug Company with Lexington Location Included in NYT Story on Over Diagnosis of A.D.H.D

The New York Times posted a lengthy story on Sunday featuring doctors and public health experts claiming that attention deficit hyper disorder (A.D.H.D.) and a pharmaceutical company with a Lexington location figured prominently in the piece. 

2) New Restaurant to Open at Nourish Location

The Lexington Board of Selectmen approved a liquor license transfer for il Casale from the Nourish restaurant during the meeting Monday night. The new restaurant will also be in Nourish's current location at 1727 Massachusetts Avenue. 

3) Lexington Business to Leave Town

Lexington-based Vistaprint is planning to move to Waltham, citing legal litigation with a neighboring company. Lexington Town Meeting had previously approved a tax agreement to keep the company in town. 

4) Biotech Businesses Leaving Cambridge for Lexington

Lexington is seeing a trend of new biotech businesses locating to town with most of them moving in from Cambridge. 

5) Mass Court Upholds $20.6 Million Negligence Suit Led by Lexington Attorney

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) recently upheld a $20.6 million gross negligence suit against Toys R Us led by Boston-based attorney Thomas Smith, of Lexington. 

6) See What Lexington Health Inspectors Found in Their Restaurant Inspections

Ever wonder if the restaurant you are eating at abides by health regulations?

7) New Shop Opens in Lexington Center

Local officials, fellow business owners and member of the community came to check out the new gift shop A Pocketful of Posies, located at 1656 Mass Avenue, across the street from the post office. The shop had a "soft open" in September

8) Yelp's Top 10 Restaurants in Lexington: Do You Agree?

Based on Yelp's highest rated star rankings, here are the top 10 places that are in the restaurant category in Lexington. 

9) MA-France Owners Make a Play to Stay in Lexington, US

Facing an expiring visa and hoping to keep their small business afloat, the owners of a French market in Lexington are looking for a little help from their friends – their Facebook friends, that is.

10) Adieu to Macaron Sweeterie

After only two years in town, Macaron Sweeterie is closing up shop. According to its website and Patch readers, the East Lexington dessert specialists are closing their doors to move on to a new adventure. 

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