Saturday, November 24, 2012
Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday is today, Nov. 24, this year, one day after Black Friday. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Woburn. Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small Business Saturday by shopping at locally owned stores to help boost the economy and their communities. Here are some of the Woburn businesses participating in Small …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Help your neighbors by telling them where to shop locally and get great deals for the holidays.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Is your business taking part in Small Business Saturday? Share your deals here.
Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses their community thrives on. If you are a small business owner, leave your deal in the comments section below, so that residents can support your business. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in. Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small Business Saturday by shopping at locally owned stores to …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Options abound for coffee in the city.
While construction workers prepare the building outside, interviews for new employees is going on inside at a new Dunkin' Donuts in Woburn. The new coffee and donut franchise is located at 301 Mishawum Road, across from the Woburn Mall and attached to the D'Angelo's sandwich shop. When the eatery opens, it will become the city's 12th Dunkin' Donuts. It will bring yet another option to Woburn coffee fans, as the city also has several other places to pick up some java:
Not cooking for the holiday? That's OK, these restaurants are!
While many choose to have a large Thanksgiving meal at home with family, more and more people are opting to dine out for the holiday repast. Several Woburn restaurants will be open next Thursday, including: Note: The 99 Restaurants, both on the West Side and near the Woburn Mall; Polcari's and Applebees are closed on Thanksgiving Day. Did we miss any restaurants that will be open on Thursday? Tell us in the comments!
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
You Asked and Patch Answers... The Irish pub had promised to be open before the holiday in Woburn. Will it?
When Spuds closed in February of 2011, it left a restaurant spot vacant off of Montvale Avenue. And it's still vacant... Despite promises of having a new eatery opened by Thanksgiving. Now the city's License Commission has given prospective tenant Waxy O'Connor's an ultimatum—open by January or you lose your liquor license. The Irish pub first made moves to come into the city in the closed Spuds building in March of this year. But the pub's progress is moving along slowly. "Building Commissioner Thomas Quinn has been on top of this project from the get go," said Paul Medeiros of the License Commission. "[He] was dissatisfied with the effort and had documentation that there was very little progress made towards getting the project …
Blue laws prohibit retailers from opening before midnight on Black Friday.
Black Friday is starting earlier than ever, as some national retailers have announced they will open the night of Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 22. However, here in Massachusetts, state blue laws prohibit stores from opening until midnight, according to an article in the Boston Globe. Current blue laws prohibit retailers in the state from opening on Thanksgiving, thus preventing them from getting an early start on Black Friday sales, according to the Globe article. Some exceptions are restaurants, health care facilities and gas stations. The laws, instituted in the 17th century, are intended to make sure holidays are properly observed, according to the Boston Globe. Are Massachusetts' blue laws outdated? Should they be eliminated? Tell …