Monday, June 17, 2013
Roche Bros will open the first of its boutique stores in the former Lord's building. Two plans submitted to town.
Landlord Gregory Salvatore of Salvatore Capital Partners LLC confirms that Roche Bros has rented the former Lord's Department Store. "We signed a lease with them a couple of weeks ago," said Salvatore." We introduced them to the town administrator, assistant administrator and town planner last Tuesday." Selectman Osler Peterson shared the news on Friday on his personal blog, Medfield02052. Roche Bros. has rented the former Lord’s space and will be opening the first of its new smaller concept food stores. The Board of Selectmen were provided two alternate plans, but both contain a Lord’s Café, a bakery, sections for prepared foods, produce, seafood, dairy, frozen, and general merchandise. In a press release Monday morning, Roche Bros…
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Roche Bros supermarket will open the first of its "small concept" markets in the former Lord's building. Plans include a "Lord's Cafe."
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Saturday, June 15
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Owner says he is close to announcing a new tenant for the former Lord's Department Store.
It's been nearly three months since the lights went out at the former Lord's Department Store. Today, new owner Greg Salvatore of Salvatore Capital Partners, says he is close to signing a new tenant. "We're closer to hopefully introducing a client that will be taking over the entire property," said Salvatore, who is also bringing Starbucks to downtown Medfield. "I'm hoping that we will be able to jointly -- us as the developer and the tenant -- be able to make a statement saying 'This is the type of use'" that will be in there, he said. "Hopefully, that will be soon." Related Stories
Monday, April 29, 2013
Owner Greg Salvatore says he doesn't plan to get rid of the sign or throw it away, he wants to work with the town to preserve it.
The owner of the former Lord's Department Store says he plans to work cooperatively with the town to save the neon sign that sat above the front door for the majority of time the store was in business (1940-2013). "We understand the sign has some significance to some people in town...We're not adverse to anything at this point," said Greg Salvatore, principal of Salvatore Capital Partners and Medfield Main Street LLC which bought Lord's Department Store in December. The fate of the iconic sign will remain unclear until Salvatore selects a tenant. Editor's Note: Be sure to take our unscientific poll telling organizers if you want to save the sign. "We're certainly not going to get rid of it or throw it away or anything, we would never…
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Here's a glance at last week's headlines.
This week was filled with good news, bad news, and everything in between (including a little music, too). Here's a synopsis of all those headlines. Enjoy! Lord's: Down to the Wire Blake Students Take on Teachers for Volleyball Title Beth Eby Named Volunteer of the Year Daughter with Knife, Deer on South Street, Dead Animal Starbucks Public Hearing Opens Medfield Girls Softball Wins Over Oliver Ames Selectmen Live: Special Election to be Held for Town Garage Debt Exclusion Arrest for Breaking and Entering, Facebook Post Raises Concern, Barking Dog Schilling's Bloody Sock Auctioned for $92k Katrina Simon Named Youth Volunteer of the Year New Town Garage Could Cost $11 Million Seven Medfield Students Chosen for District Concert Lord's: …
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:
Thursday, February 28, 2013
We post a roundup of restaurant openings and closings in the area.
Have you noticed a new restaurant while driving around the MetroWest area recently? We know you don't just stay in town when you want to eat out so here is a round-up of restaurant news around the area. Milford Selectmen Roll Back Hours at Scioli's, and impose temporary alcohol license suspension. Milford Selectmen ordered a six-month rollback on alcohol serving hours for Scioli's Pizza Bar. The rollback on serving hours, to 11 p.m. daily, follows a court decision that affirmed the town's decision to curtail alcohol sales at the bar and restaurant. Selectmen voted to approve the hours rollback after a hearing in which police and customers described a fight in the parking lot that seriously injured two customers. In a related action, …
The end of an era as captured in the words of one Beanie Baby set aside by Bill Kelly years ago.
When the Kelly Family sold the family business and was clearing out the basement of Lord's Department Store (which has anchored the Medfield business community for the last 73 years), they found a basket of Beanie Babies that patriarch Bill Kelly (1923-2012) must have set aside years ago. After Nancy Kelly-Lavin (who, until today, owned the store with brother Tom Kelly) put those Beanie Babies out for sale, a young man brought one particular bear to her attention. "I have to take this one home with me," she said of the bear that sat on her desk until she packed it up earlier this week. The tag says... The End. All good things come to an end. It's been fun for everyone. Peace and hope are never gone. Love you all and say "So long!" So …
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] …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Souvenir mugs can be picked up today after 2 p.m.
After some transportation issues, the final order of Lord's souvenir mugs is expected to arrive in the store today. Nancy Kelly-Lavin, who owns Lord's Department Store with her brother Tom Kelly, said the mugs should be available for pick-up after 2 p.m. this afternoon. The final order of 100 mugs arrives just hours before the store will close its doors after 73 years in business. The mugs will sell for $14.95 each. Souvenir t-shirts are also still available. Receive updates to this story and other breaking news in your inbox or smartphone by signing up for our newsletter here.