We asked earlier this week what should fill the space vacated by the now-closed young women's clothing store 344. Suggestions so far include diners, book stores and the equivalent of 'anything but another bank.' Weigh in with your ideas.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Any ideas about what you'd like to see open at the young womens clothing store's former home?
Welcome to Visions for Vacancies, a Patch feature and a place where you can weigh in with your ideas about what kind of businesses you’d like to see occupying empty storefronts around town. Every so often, we’ll highlight a vacant building, storefront or structure around town. And we’ll leave it you, the Lexington community, to sound off on what you’d like to see there before any plans go before town boards. This week we’re in Lexington Center, looking at the empty space next at 1751 Mass Ave., the former home of 344, the young women's clothing store that closed earlier this month. It's a prime location right in the heart of town. What would you like to behind those glass walls? The Center is already home to several eateries, shops, banks…
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
As one clothing store closes, another prepares to open. But is it an even swap?
The trend-chasing young womens clothing store 344 shuttered its Lexington Center location last week, fading away after a month-long liquidation sale. As the “alternative apparel” chain store prepared to leave town, an independent boutique, Petra Lexington, has been busy preparing to set up shop a little ways down the street. Over the past couple of weeks, a few Patch readers have wondered whether the incoming business would fill the niche vacated by the outgoing store. The answer, in short: Not so much. Three Forty Four, aka 344, targeted younger women with styles that skewed toward the alternative. The store’s mix of trendy and a little bit edgy items catered mostly to teens and twentysomethings. Petra, meanwhile, will target a slightly …
Monday, December 31, 2012
During these economic times, businesses come and go all the time. Tell us which ones you were sad to see go in the comments section below.
In 2012, Lexington welcomed a few new businesses and bid farewell to a handful of others. Among the new, Revolve, an upscale consignment shop, joined Lexington Center’s lineup of retailers, while Lexington Power Yoga opened on Mass Ave and Vine Brook Tavern brought American cuisine to Waltham Street, just to name a few. Also this year, several businesses shut their doors, including Buca di Beppo and Lexington Video. And, according to signs on its windows, it looks like 344 won’t be far behind them. SO TELL US: What Lexington business(es) were you sad to see close in 2012? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.