Monday, April 22, 2013
A brand new veterinary hospital has opened for business on the Tewksbury/Wilmington border. Let's meet the owner.
Business Name: Best Pets Veterinary Hospital Owner/Manager: Heidi Tapscott DVM Business Address: 2600 Main St., Tewksbury MA 01876 (right on the Tewksbury/Wilmington border) Business Phone Number: 978-658-6500 Web Address: www.bestpetsvet.com Number of Employees: 5 How Long Have You Been In Business: Just 2 months since February 2013. What Is Your Experience/Business Background: I received my BS with honors from Cornell University in Biology and then earned my Doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida. I have practiced veterinary care for 23 years in many towns in Middlesex and Essex counties. I have learned best practices and a gained a wealth and range of experience from six different veterinary …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Mom and Pop store buys and sells merchandise, offers consignment and barter services.
Wilmington has a new "mom and pop" store and the owners are delighted to be in town. Family Treasure Chest, owned by Tom and Lauren Siracusa, opened its doors at 362 Middlesex St. in January. The couple had purchased the business in 2009 when it was known as Children's Treasure Chest on Route 38 in Tewksbury. Ultimately, as they expanded to the offerings of the store, they changed the name and have now relocated to a space they feel is better suited to store's long-term success. "It really was just a matter of rent," said Lauren Siracusa. "We got a really great deal and (the new address) is an excellent location." Family Treasure Chest sells a wide variety of merchandise on consignment. Shoppers can also find bargains on second-hand …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Each week we highlight some of the stories making headlines in neighboring Patch towns.
West, Ensminger Elected to Board of Selectmen Reading residents voted in the local election Tuesday, but the turnout was lower than expected. Of 17,594 registered voters, only 3,207 or 18.2 percent voted. Starbucks May be Opening in North Reading Starbucks will go before the Community Planning Commission Tuesday night for approval for their site plan review. The coffee company is planning to open a location where Sunrise Bagels is located. Hanson and Askenburg Sworn in As Chelmsford's Newest Selectmen It's been a long hard campaign, but former School Committee chairwoman Janet Askenburg and incumbent Matt Hanson have won the two open seats for the Chelmsford Board of Selectmen. Askenburg defeated Permanent Town Building Committee chairman …
Monday, April 1, 2013
A reader is wondering about a flurry of activity they saw at the vacant former furniture showroom.
Question: What is going on over at the former Dinette World building on Middlesex Ave.? I saw a lot of activity going on there. It looked like wither someone was moving stuff in or moving stuff out. Do you know anything about this? Answer: Actually, we know quite a bit about it. The former home to Dinette World at 353 Middlesex Ave. is one of the largest and highest-profile retail vacancies in Wilmington. but it will soon be vacant no more. Burgess properties recently announced that it had brokered a deal for the 32,676-square foot space to be leased by a Malden-based company called Art of the Event. A fast-growing company, Art of the Event, specializes in the design and production of sets for corporate parties and events throughout the …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
New restaurant is located just off Main Street.
There is a new entrant into the highly competitive world of Wilmington roast beef restaurants. Rizzo's Roast Beef & Pizza opened its doors at 3R Church Street on March 18. Owner George Rozopoulas said he has been very pleased with the reception the restaurant has received in the first week. "It's been a grand slam so far," he said. This is the third "Rizzo's" for Rozopoulas. He founded the chain in Peabody and Salem but has since sold the Peabody location. The menu features pizza, calzones, subs, sandwiches, pastas and more for eating in, take out or delivery. Rozopoulas knows his food and service will need to be top-flight to compete with local eateries featuring roast been such as Brothers Roast-Beef & Pizza, Simard's Super Roast Beef, …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
This week we take a look at Custom Iron Craft and chat with owners Jonathan and Sherry Starkey.
Business Name: Custom Iron Craft Owner/Manager: Jonathan & Sherry Starkey Business Address: P.O. Box 612, Tewksbury, (workshop, 214 Andover St., Wilmington) Business Phone Number: 978-828-5781 Web Address: customironcraft.com Number of Employees: 4 How Long Have You Been In Business: 3 Years What Is Your Experience/Business Background: I have over 20 years of welding, fabricating and design experience in ornamental iron and welding. What Is Your Business Philosophy?: Each and every job is a reflection of ones self. What Is Your Favorite Part Of Your Job?: I enjoy seeing the finished product of what I have built, designed & installed. Then, to see the look on clients faces when they see it for the first time. It is a pretty special moment …
Friday, March 15, 2013
We'd like to feature your business in our Wilmington Business Spotlight and help our readers get to know you better.
Are you interested in having your business featured in a Wilmington Patch article? We'd love to help our readers get to know you better. Each week, we'll be shining our Business Spotlight on a local business with photos and a Q and A article that talks about the business and the owner/manager. Everyone who runs a business has a story and we'd like to tell yours. If you are interested in having your business featured in the Wilmington Patch Business Spotlight, email Editor Bill Gilman at email@example.com
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
With Big Joe's shut down, a few readers wanted to know if Wilmington was losing another popular eatery.
Question: I just found out that Big Joe's closed down and now it looks like Greg's Roast Beef is closed too. I thought the economy was supposed to be getting better. Answer: Fear not, fan of roast beef. Greg's isn't going anywhere. Well, they are, but they aren't leaving Wilmington. Greg's is actually in the middle of a move from their old location at 296 Shawsheen over to 101 Main St. (Route 38), right across from Silver Lake Dental. The ownership of Greg's has not yet set an opening date for the new location. But we'll let you know as soon as they do.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Hess spokesman Dennis Moynihan issued a statement today.
Hess Hess spokesman Dennis Moynihan said Tuesday that reports of closing Hess stores couldn't be further from the truth. "We have absolutely no plans to close any of our stores," said Moynihan in a statement. "We want all of our guests to know it's business as usual at all of our retail stores," he added. "Our commitment to competitive prices and customer services – it will not change. The brand is strong, and it will live long into the future." Moynihan said there are a lot of people interested in that Hess toy truck program, and that will certainly not be going anywhere.
The company will instead focus on oil production and exploration.
Hess has announced it's closing its gas stations, including one in Wilmington, and will focus on “exploration and production,” according to media sources on Monday. Recently, Elliott Management, one of the company’s largest shareholders, "accused the board of ‘poor oversight,’ and said that the company’s management was responsible for more than a ‘decade of failures,’” reported the Associated Press. The closings will include the Hess Station at 273 Main St., Wilmington. Many of the stations are owned by Hess rather than franchises, reported AP. No timetable has been announced for the closings.