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, April 6, 2012
Barring "a miracle," Lexington's independent video store will be closing after this weekend, business owner Sue McDonald said Friday, April 6.
Anyone thinking about picking up a new release better rent it real quick, because this weekend could be the curtain call for Lexington Video. Business owner Sue McDonald announced her intentions to close the store after this weekend in an email to customers Friday morning, which explained revenues haven’t improved fast enough for her to keep up with the rent in her Bedford Street location. McDonald said her landlord has been pressuring her to close the business and liquidate, but she wanted to remain open this one last weekend to say goodbye her customers and try to pick up a little last-minute revenue to pay her staff. “I want to thiank all of you for your tremendous support this last year,” McDonald wrote in the letter. “I don’t regret …
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 …
Friday, January 20, 2012
The local independent video store is celebrating its one-year anniversary with a weekend's worth of sales, deals and drawings.
Overdue and video don’t often get along well in the same sentence, but this is one of those rare occasions. This weekend, Lexington Video is hosting its long-overdue grand opening celebration in the form of a first birthday bash that includes weekend deals, a big sale on viewed movies and an anniversary drawing with impressive prize packages. (For a full list of offerings, check out the poster in the photos to your right.) “We’re just so happy to have made it the full year,” said owner Sue McDonald, “We’re looking forward to many more and thanking the community for all of their support.” Since taking over after Videosmith closed shop in 2010, McDonald, who managed the store under the previous ownership, has broadened the selection and …