Wednesday, October 3, 2012
An Assembly Square storefront would be the second Somerville location for the popular ice cream company.
J.P. Licks, which has 10 locations in the Boston area, including a popular storefront in Davis Square, is planning to open a second Somerville location in 2013. According to an announcement sent on behalf of J.P. Licks and Rockland Trust, which is helping to finance the expansion, the ice cream company hopes to open in Assembly Row, the large new development under construction in Assembly Square. J.P. Licks and the folks at Assembly Row are still working on making the deal final, according to the public relations officer who sent the announcement. J.P. Licks is the fourth restaurant revealed for Assembly Row. In September, Assembly Square's developers announced that Legal Seafood, Burger Dive and Papagayo Kitchen & Tequila Bar were also …
Monday, September 17, 2012
The owners of Davis Squared are opening Arlington Centered at the recently vacated Main Event Tuxedo spot on Massachusetts Avenue.
Davis Squared, a “fun and funky” gift shop in, well, Somerville’s Davis Square, announced Thursday afternoon that it’s opening a store in Arlington Center at the end of the month. The boutique is moving into the recently vacated Main Event Tuxedo spot at 487 Massachusetts Ave. (which is to the left of Punjab). The new location will fittingly be called Arlington Centered or “aC” for short, according to the store’s press release. Davis Squared also goes by “d2.” Davis Squared, which opened five years ago at 409 Highland Ave. in Somerville, is known for its industrial floor, gothic welded steel display casings and chalkboard-paint wall, according to the release. The Arlington location, which is currently undergoing renovations, will have the …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Whats-Nü will feature mostly women's clothing and accessories along with other items, such as cards and candles.
Suneri, a women's clothing boutique on Holland Street in Davis Square, is closing its doors Sept. 16, according to its website and an email sent to customers. A new store, Whats-Nü, will be opening in the space, at 67 Holland St., in October, according to Suneri's website. Whats-Nü plans will sell mostly women's clothing and accessories along with some gender neutral items, artwork, cards, candles, leather goods and other stuff, according to its website. The owner of Whats-Nü, Lena Gorczyca, has been a designer and seamstress in Davis Square for four years, the website says. In fact, Gorczyca has been the seamstress and "resident designer" at Suneri, according to Suneri's website—so there's a strong connection between the two businesses. …
Orange Leaf will be close to another new frozen yogurt store, iYO Cafe.
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, a national chain that will soon have 17 stores in Massachusetts, is opening in Davis Square, according to its website. Orange Leaf will open in the Davis Square Plaza complex that houses Starbucks. It's moving into the space formerly occupied by the martial arts studio School of Oom Yung Doe. The Somerville Zoning Board of Appeals approved a special permit for the frozen yogurt business on Sept. 5. Orange Leaf will come to the square soon after another frozen yogurt place, iYO Cafe, opened about a block away at 234 Elm St.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
RE/MAX Heritage Green will celebrate its grand opening on Sept. 12. The real estate office sees a space in the marketplace for energy efficient homes.
A new real estate office in Davis Square is banking on the idea that energy efficiency and real estate make good bedfellows. RE/MAX Heritage Green, which has a new office at 20 Holland St., is hosting a grand opening on Sept. 12 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and the public is invited to visit. The new venture is a partnership with RE/MAX Heritage and inCharge Energy, a Union Square energy broker that works with institutions and businesses to make them more energy efficient and decrease their energy costs. Craig Foley, managing partner of inCharge Energy and chief of energy solutions at RE/MAX Heritage, said he was excited about the new Davis Square office. He said the time is right to mix real estate and energy efficiency efforts. In his work at…
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The shop sells environmentally friendly boards to skaters of all levels.
Update, July 25: This article was updated to note The Dairy Bar is still around. It's moved next door to the Kickass Cupcakes storefront at 378 Highland Ave. -------------------- In mid June Todd Brugman opened Maximum Hesh, a skateboarding shop on Highland Avenue in the Davis Square storefront perviously occupied by The Dairy Bar at Kickass Cupcakes. (378A Highland Ave.) Brugman, a Somerville resident, said his business is a "family friendly skate shop for people just starting out and [also] for core skaters." He pointed to the number of skateboarders in the area, and said he hopes to "encourage kids to do something fun," noting that skateboarding is an inexpensive sport. Maximum Hesh is also environmentally conscious, Brugman said. Among…
Monday, June 11, 2012
The Somerville-based business sells specialty nuts and may be bringing Christina's ice cream to the neighborhood.
Q's Nuts, a nuts business from Somerville that sells its roasted pecans, almonds, cashews and peanuts at various markets and specialty food stores in the Boston area, is opening its own storefront just outside Davis Square. The company, run by high school sweethearts Brian and Beth Quinn, makes small-batch roasted nuts in all sorts of sweet, savory and exotic flavors, such as "Mexican chocolate pecans, Key Lime ginger cashews, cayenne mango and rosemary sea salt almonds, and fiery cashews with hot chilies," according to the company's website. The Quinns founded the nut business in 2000 and operate out of a catering kitchen in Somerville, the website says. They'll be opening their own place on Highland Avenue at the corner of Willow Avenue…