Tuesday, December 16, 2014

New England News

Carters Diamonds & Fine Jewelers opened at 3rd Ave Burlington last month...Whole Foods will unveil its first-ever spa inside its new 50,000 s/f flagship market opening in the South End’s Ink Block on the former site of the Boston Herald in 2015...National Wholesale Liquidators opened its second MA store in the old Building #19 location at 140 Main St. (Route 18), Weymouth...New shops opened in downtown New Haven, CT include 5 boutiques and 2 restaurants: Barbour, Emporium DNA, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Harvest Wine Bar and Restaurant, Kiko Milano, Lou Lou, and Mario Batali’s Tarry Lodge...Wahlburgers will open 27 additional locations. Plans are already in the works to open two Boston-area locations, including one in Lynnfield and one in the Fenway neighborhood. The first of 20 forthcoming Florida Wahlburgers locations will likely be a franchise location in the Orlando area. The Wahlberg brothers say eventually there could be up to 300 across the country...Bangor-based J.L. Coombs, which says it is the oldest shoe store still in operation in the country, is going out of business after 184 years. The company has stores in Portland; Freeport; Portsmouth, New Hampshire; and Newburyport, Massachusetts...Online fashion brand Nic & Zoe opened its first brick-and-mortar store in Boston’s Shops at Prudential Center...Aldi opened a store in Derby, CT this month...Arthur T. Demoulas and family members who support him have regained full control of the Market Basket grocery chain, bringing an end to a battle that engulfed family members for years and led to the shuttering of stores this summer. The deal that in principle led to the Aug. 28 reopening of stores was finalized this month. Terms were not disclosed. Market Basket now has 73 stores — most of them in Massachusetts.

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