Friday, March 1, 2013
Is the Liberty Bell Restaurant closed?
The Liberty Bell Restaurant on Main Street has been locked up for the last couple of week. Anyone who goes by will see that the restaurant is closed, the chairs are all up on the tables and the lights are off. There is also no sign explaining what's going on and no visible signs of renovation. Also, the phone number is no longer active. One readers asked Woburn Patch on our Facebook page if the restaurant is closed. Well, You ask, Patch answers. We were not able to get in touch with the owner of Liberty Bell, but we were told by someone who knows that the restaurant has been sold. It is as yet unknown if the new owner will keep the location the same or open a new business. For now the business remains closed. Woburn Patch will update this …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The casual-dining restaurant started by former firefighters will open on Commerce Way.
A casual dining restaurant that was founded by former firefighters and that does much to support fire and police is set to open in Woburn. Emily Oliver of The Zimmerman Agency, the public relations company for Firehouse Subs, said the restaurant will be opening at 103 Commerce Way, Suite C1, sometime in late March. This will be the third Firehouse Subs in Massachusetts. Currently the company has locations in Danvers and in Copley Square in Boston. According to the restaurant, Firehouse Subs is a fast casual restaurant chain that has a "passion for hearty and flavorful food, heartfelt service and public safety." The restaurant was founded in Florida by former firefighters and brothers Chris Sorensen and Robin Sorensen about 18 years ago. …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Restaurant and business owners: share your Valentines Day specials on Woburn Patch.
Valentine's Day is fast approaching. Flowers are being ordered, presents being wrapped, and restaurant reservations booked. Here at Woburn Patch, we want to help local business owners get the word out about Valentine's Day specials and promotions. Maybe you're offering a discount on Valentine's Day items, or featuring a special menu for a romantic dinner. Or, perhaps your on the other end of the spectrum--hosting an anti-Valentine's Day party. Either way, let us know what you're doing to celebrate Valentine's Day in the comments, and we'll feature your business in our roundup to post before Valentine's Day.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
The New England Patriots host the Houston Texans at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the AFC Divisional Round. Here’s a roundup of where and when to catch all the NFL playoff action this weekend.
The divisional round of the NFL playoffs begins this weekend in Denver when the Broncos host the Baltimore Ravens at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Locally, the New England Patriots host the Houston Texans Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Kick-off in Foxborough is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Patriots fans hoping for another AFC Championship game in Foxborough will be tuning in Saturday to cheer on the Ravens against Peyton Manning and the Broncos while fans wanting to see a Brady-Manning showdown with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line will be favoring the Broncos Saturday. Of course, in either scenario, the Patriots need to knock off the Houston Texans Sunday to advance. On the NFC side of the playoff bracket, the Green Bay Packers travel to San …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
What's going on with the Irish pub?
The saga of Waxy O'Connor's continues in Woburn this month. The traditional Irish pub has been making promises to the city about opening—first it was November of 2012, then January 2013. But as of Jan. 7, it has still not opened at the site of the old Spuds restaurant off of Montvale Avenue. The city's Licensing Commission issued an ultimatum last November—open by January or you lose your liquor license. Woburn Patch reached Paul Medeiros of the Licensing Commission last Friday. He had this to say about the restaurant and it's progress: "The recent flurry of activities at the property are promising and we remain hopeful that Waxy's will meet the deadline and be a welcomed addition to the very vibrant Woburn restaurant scene." According …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
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.
It was another year of welcomes and farewells for Woburn businesses. Sun & Ski opened a new location in Woburn this year and Firehouse Subs petitioned to open on Commerce Way. But the Indian Xpress on Main Street closed, making way for a new downtown restaurant. We've also seen businesses like CVS, Waxy O'Connors and others try to come into Woburn. But the city has also bid farewell to many businesses this year. TELL US: What Woburn business(es) were you sad to see close in 2012? Share with us in the comments section below. WOBURN PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates | Pinterest | Instagram
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Check out the most widely read stories from this past year.
As 2012 comes to a close, let's reminisce and take a look at some of the top stories from the last year. In no particular order, here are the stories that were most widely read in 2012: PHOTOS: Movie Filming in Downtown Woburn: Nov. 1 UPDATED: King Gas: Saving You Money or Scamming You?: April 19 PHOTOS: Larry David Films Movie in Woburn: Nov. 1 Why is the Showcase Cinemas Closed in Woburn?: Nov. 2 UPDATE: Dave & Busters Coming to Woburn?: Sept. 25
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The City Council is expected to review several permit conditions during tonight's public hearing.
If the City Council accepts its subcommittee recommendation, the North Woburn CVS "ought to pass" tonight. According to documents from the City Clerk's office, the Council is expected to discuss the CVS proposal tonight at 7 p.m. in a public hearing. The aldermen's subcommittee on special permits reviewed the proposal on Dec. 10 and recommended project approval with several conditions. The North Woburn CVS would be more than 15,000 square-feet and include a drive-thru pharmacy. The City Council subcommittee's recommended conditions are: Source: City Clerk's Office.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
The bakery will also be 95 percent dairy free, and its goods will contain no tree nuts, except coconut.
A gluten/wheat free bakery is moving into the old Barismo spot in East Arlington. Something Sweet Without Wheat could open at 169 Mass. Ave. as soon as Saturday, Dec. 1, according to Teresa Fiore, who will manage the shop. “That’s our goal,” she said recently. “We’d like to be a part of East Arlington First Lights.” The family owned and operated specialty bakery, which was started by two Stoneham sisters just over two years ago, is based out of a commercial kitchen on 6th Road in Woburn. Up until now, the bakery mostly wholesaled its goods to local markets and food stores or sold them by phone or online. The East Arlington location will be the bakery's first retail-only operation. “We’re super excited,” Fiore said. “Arlington just seems …
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 …