Friday, March 1, 2013
Here's a look at some of the headlines from February 2013.
Wow, Medfield! For a short month, we sure filled it with lots of headlines. Of the many notable events, we had the Blizzard of 2013, a man missing in Noon Hill Reservation (later found safe), a Celebration of Lord's, and finally -- on the final day of the month -- the closing of Lord's Department Store after 73 years in business. Here's a peek at February's headlines:
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Be sure to stop by for last-minute souvenir or just "one more trip around the block." The mugs are gone but there were a few t-shirts left at last check.
The merchandise is marked down to 90 percent off, the fixtures and bar stools are gone, and the floor is nearly bare. Now it's time to say goodbye to Lord's Department Store (1940-2013) and the Kelly Family who ran it for decades. Sing along if you know it (or click the YouTube link, if you need a little help). [Sung to the tune of the Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Clubhouse "Alma Mater" theme song -- we've added an extra "L" in "Kelly" for good measure.] Come along and sing our song / for Lord's Department Store K E L ... / ... L L Y / Kelly Family Through the years / We'll all be friends / Wherever we may be K E L ... / ... L L Y / Kelly Family Lord's Five & Dime / Lord's Five & Dime / Forever let us hold our [Midnight Madness] …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The business is closing on Thursday.
There are just a few days left to purchase Lord's t-shirts and mugs (due to arrive shortly) before Lord's Department Store closes for good later this week. Though the store will close its doors one last time on Feb. 28, store owners Nancy Kelly-Lavin and Tom Kelly expect merchandise to be gone before that time. The doors will likely close to the public on Wednesday, if not before. Be sure to stop by soon, if you need a souvenir t-shirt or mug (or one final walk around the store). For more photos, check out Colleen Sullivan's blog, "Final Days at Lord's." Related Stories Get great local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone everyday with our free newsletter. Simple, fast sign-up here.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Lord's drops clearance prices to 50 percent as it prepares to close later this month.
The writing is on the wall (or, the window, in this case). Lord's Department Store has now dropped its clearance prices down to 50 percent off the original price. To walk the aisles of the store, it's obvious the store, which opened in Medfield in 1940 and is closing on Feb. 28, is selling everything in the store. "We still have lots of fixtures and restaurant equipment," say store owners Nancy Kelly-Lavin and Tom Kelly. The Kellys are hoping to clear out the racks and shelves, etc., the sooner the better, since the store will be having one last "Midnight Madness" (from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.) on Friday, Feb. 15 to say farewell to the community that has embraced it for 73 years. If interested in the fixtures, stop into the store or …