Sunday, December 30, 2012
See what businesses will remain open as 2012 turns into 2013 in Wilmington.
Happy Holidays, Wilmington! Schools, banks, Wilmington Town Hall, the post office, Wilmington Memorial Library and many retail stores are closed at times as 2012 turns into 2013 on Monday and Tuesday. But not everything is closed on for New Year's in Wilmington. If we have missed any of what's open or closed, please add them in the comments section below. Here is a list of some businesses and whether they are open or closed on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day:
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Let us know in the comments section below what you'd like to see come to town with the recent announcement that Staples is closing its Wilmington doors.
Staples is on its way out. So what should be on the way in? With the confirmation on Wednesday that the local Staples will be among the 30 locations across North America that closes its doors, there is now an opening in the plaza on Main Street. Coffman Realty, which leases out the Wilmington Staples location, told Patch the company is already in the process of finding a replacetment for Staples. But in the meantime, we want your input on what you think should go there. We've already had some suggestions on the Wilmington Patch Facebook page, including several residents who would like to see Trader Joe's move in. So it's time for you to play community planner. What kind of business would be the best fit for what is a fairly large retail …
The business is preparing sales displays as it will close on January 4 as the company closes 30 North American stores.
There have been rumors since Staples announced in September it was closing 30 North American stores that Wilmington’s location would be one of the stores shut down. That notion was confirmed on Wednesday as the store will close its doors in about two weeks. Edder Mora, the manager on duty Wednesday at Staples, said the store is beginning to put together displays to alert customers of upcoming sales as the store will close on January 4. Coffman Realty manages the property, along with others in the plaza. A representative at Coffman Realty said that the company has already begun its search for a business to replace Staples. Mora said there will be signs out in the store informing customers that some printers in the store will be up to 50 …
Monday, December 24, 2012
We provide you an in depth list of local businesses' hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Friday, December 21, 2012
If the holidays leave you with little time to shop for gifts, try these stores in Wilmington for great last-minute gift ideas.
With all of the tree trimming, cookie baking and partygoing, there is so much to do during the holidays that it's easy to leave shopping for Christmas presents until the last minute. But by then, the malls and chain stores are usually chaotic and the mere thought of battling crowds is exhausting. Here are some ideas for easy gifts that can be bought locally and require little stress: Tell us: What are some of your own last-minute gift ideas? Share in the comments below.
Need to run out for something while you prepare your Christmas and New Year's celebrations? Be sure to check and see our list of what will be open.
Happy Holidays, Wilmington! Schools, banks, Wilmington Town Hall, the post office, Wilmington Memorial Library and most retail stores are closed at times over the next week-plus to recognize Christmas and New Year's. But not everything is closed on those holidays in Wilmington. If we have missed any of what's open or closed, please add them in the comments section below. Here is a list of some businesses and whether they are open or closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day:
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Rizzo's Roast Beef & Pizza will open on or around February 1 with a Church Street location.
Hungry Wilmington residents will now have a new option for lunch or dinner in town. George Rozopoulas met with the Board of Selectmen and received approval of his common victualer license for Rizzo’s Roast Beef & Pizza, which will be located at 3R Church Street near the intersection of Church and Main Street. “Wilmington needed a cool, hip, up to date place where people can come and grab a bite to eat,” Rozopoulas told Patch. “We always focus on good food, good service and good quality. And that’s what I want to bring to Wilmington, along with hopefully some employment as well.” Rozopoulas runs Rizzo’s locations in Peabody and Salem as well. His wife previously lived in Wilmington and Rozopoulas said that every time he came through town he…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
We're compiling a list of Wilmington stores and restaurants that will be open during the holidays.
Wilmington business owners: Is your store or restaurants open during the holidays? We're making a list and checking it twice. If you'd like to be included, leave your business' store hours in the comments below for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. You can also email your store or restaurant's hours on those days to Matthew.Schooley@patch.com. Please provide your store's hours no later than Friday, Dec. 14 so we can give everyone advance notice of your store's hours during the holidays.
Sevak Abrahamian is offering free services throughout the month of December as a way of giving back to the community.
Sevak Abrahamian works with teeth on a daily basis. And thanks to his new program, he’ll allow residents to show off their pearly whites by putting a big smile on the face of those who need it the most. Abrahamian, who runs Sevak Abrahamian DDS, the practice known for a short time as Generation Smile, is offering free exams and cleanings along with discounted x-rays to unemployed Wilmington residents during the month of December. The idea came to Abrahamian, who has run the Lowell Street practice since 2000, after he saw a Facebook posting about a Virginia dry cleaning business that cleaned suits of unemployed residents for free so they could be dressed well for their upcoming job interviews. “We had the time in our schedule, so we thought…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Among the items discussed at Monday's Board of Selectmen meeting was the liquor license transfer to Paul J. Kneeland, who will take over Main Street Liquors.
Main Street Liquors isn’t going anywhere, but a new owner does hope that its sales will be going up. Paul J. Kneeland was in front of the Board of Selectmen on Monday night to approve the transfer of the All Alcohol License for the 335 Main Street business from its current owner as Kneeland works to complete the purchase of the liquor store. Kneeland has entered into a purchase agreement from Robert P. McCann, Jr., and said he intends to continu operating the store in its current location while still under the same configuration. “The inventory is very low,” said Kneeland. “Our intent is to reinventory and remarket the business. It has not done well over the last couple years.” Also discussed at Monday’s meeting was the sudden closure of …