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, January 8, 2013
Owners say everything must go.
And so it begins... The retirement sale at Lord's Department Store starts today. After 73 years in downtown Medfield, Lord's will close its doors on Feb. 28. "We're going to start a store closing or retirement sale and just start to liquidate everything in the store, the fixtures and everything," said Nancy Kelly-Lavin who runs the store with her brother Tom Kelly. Store hours have been cut back to 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Also this week, patrons can pre-order t-shirts which are being sold to commemorate the store's longevity; and they can write down a special Lord's memory in the memory book/book at the front of the store. Related Stories Stay up to date with great local stories like this, delivered straight to your inbox or smartphone …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Commemorative t-shirts will be sold to remember the iconic department store and to benefit the Bill Kelly Scholarship Fund.
Once word started to spread last week that Lord's Department Store will be closing next month, Nancy Kelly-Lavin was inundated with requests for Lord's souvenirs. “It seemed the moment the word got out about the store closing, I’ve had a flood of requests from people coming into the store looking for souvenirs,” said Kelly-Lavin who runs the store with her brother Tom Kelly. And so came the creation of the first-ever Lord's t-shirt with all of the profits going toward a scholarship fund in the name of her father, Bill Kelly who died in May, whom she says "is still the heart and soul of Lord’s." “I hope by creating and selling t-shirts, and directing the profits toward a scholarship fund to benefit the Medfield community and pay tribute …
Friday, January 4, 2013
A weekly column by Town Historian Richard DeSorgher. This week focuses on the closing of Lords and its colorful 73 year history in Medfield.
It is a landmark that is clearly identified with Medfield. It has been a part of the town’s heart and soul for just shy of 73 years. It is one of the last remaining Mom and Pop holdouts in this age of the big box stores. It is testimony to a family business that loved their hometown, operated on loyalty and the handshake, and taught their employees the values of hard work by example. It is, of course, Lord's Department Store and it is about to be sold and become a colorful part of Medfield’s very rich history. While the name of the store is Lord's, it is clearly the Kelly family that has made the store the institution that it is. Started first by Raymond Lord, a New York businessman who was passing through Medfield in 1940 and noted the …