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.
Friday, August 31, 2012
New restaurant to offer a modern take on a colonial classic: the American Tavern. Plus, the promise of a prominent Boston chef attached.
Its liquor license now approved, a late October opening could be on tap for the Vine Brook Tavern. The restaurant’s ownership team took over 20 Waltham St. about a month ago, and swaths of paint on the side of the building hint at the transformation happening at the former home of Buca di Beppo and its equally Italian predecessor, Vinny T’s. With a name that’s screams colonial Lexington, Vine Brook Tavern plans to put American cuisine back on the map here in town, according to Marcus Palmer, the restaurant’s owner/operator. “They way I’ve been describing it to my friends,” Palmer said, “Is that if you were having a small group of people coming over to your house for dinner, I think our menu would be a good representation of what you might…
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
What would you like to see in this empty space Buca di Beppo left earlier this year?
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. Each week, 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 taking a look at 20 Waltham St., a two-story space Buca di Beppo vacated earlier this year. Before Buca it was Vinny Ts operating a restaurant with tables and bars on both floors. This vacanct storefront is surrounded by a restaurants, retail, real estate offices and banks, and is a short walk from the high school, library …
Sunday, January 22, 2012
A look back at the week that was in Lexington.
This week began with celebrations of the memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as the Lexington CommUNITY group hosted its annual commemoration and march on Sunday afternoon. Monday was MLK Day and on Tuesday Superintendent of Schools Paul Ash surprised us all by appointing Laura Lasa as the next principal of Lexington High School. That night, the School Committee discussed the 2013 budget and cutting fees for full-day K, music and busing at Estabrook School during construction. Also on Tuesday, Police Chief Mark Corr shared some suggested New Year’s resolutions, Town Manager Carl Valente profiled the Tree Committee and Raising Lexington columnist Audra Myerberg expressed some LEGOS love. Amid all that other activity, Italian …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Buca, a restaurant chain known for its celebrity supporters and family-style Italian offerings, closed its Waltham Street spot on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
The oversized mealtime options just got a little smaller around Lexington Center. Buca di Beppo, the restaurant chain that specializes in family-style Italian offerings, has cloased Lexington Center location. Service stopped yesterday, Jan. 17, according to Steffani Kuplast, sales manager for Buca's Dedham location, which is taking forwarded calls from the erstwhile Lexington eatery. News of Buca di Beppo's Lexington closure could come as a surprise to some. Even recently Buca reps were engaged in talks with locals about business, tourism and the town center. "It just wasn't a good fit right now for Buca at that location," Kuplast said just before lunchtime on Wednesday, adding that Buca will provide more informaiton as it becomes …