Friday, February 22, 2013
T-shirts are now on sale and another shipment of mugs is expected to arrive today.
Still looking for a souvenier from Lord's Department Store (1940-2013)? Lord's is now selling their Lord's t-shirts (those left over from pre-orders that were not picked up), and a new shipment of Lord's coffee mugs is expected to arrive today. The mug sells for $14.95 and has a photo of the store along with the years 1940-2013 on the front, and on the back is the Warrior logo along with this list: There are also a limited number of magnets available for $4.99 each and Lord's watercolor prints for $19.95 each. The store is expected to close this weekend after 73 years in business.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
One of the many highlights from the "Celebrate Lord's" party on Feb. 15 was an Ode to Lord's by long-time employee Barbara Bolzani.
Barbara Bolzani has worked at Lord's Department Store for more than 20 years. Lord's will close its doors one final time on Feb. 28 after 73 years in business. Bolzani was also a surprise speaker at Friday night's "Celebrate Lord's" party held at the store. Here is her Ode to Lord's (and a list of the many fun things she has done at the store over the years). Thanks for the memories, Barbara! By Barbara Bolzani I have been here for 21 years Sharing in both sorrow and good cheer, Meeting lots of people for whom I care Opening at 5:00, weather fowl or fair There’ve been a lot of changes since then Some improvements to the store have been Exciting to have happened, like when I no longer had to rise at five to open We may not be well-…
The Kellys will hand over the keys to the new owner on Feb. 28 but may be out of merchandise much sooner.
It's true. It's not a bad dream. There's no doubt about it. Lord's Department Store is closing. While there are still a few fixtures left for sale -- as well as the office furniture, file cabinets, and restaurant equipment left from the lunch counter -- what little merchandise is left on the shelves has been marked down by 75 percent in an effort to clear out the store as soon as possible. And there are still good deals to be had, but time is running out. "We're trying to have all the merchandise gone by this weekend so we can clear out the rest of the fixtures; we have to be broom-clean on Feb. 28," said Nancy Kelly-Lavin, who owns the store with brother Tom Kelly. New store hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more Lord's stories, click …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The lunch counter at Lord's, recently operating as Ruthie's Diner, closed on Saturday in preparation for the department store's closure on Feb. 28.
Nine-year-old Justin Marcel has been going to Lord's lunch counter since he was two weeks old. His grandmother, Frances Marcel, has been going there for the last 40 years. That tradition came to an end on Saturday when the lunch counter, recently operating as Ruthie's Diner inside Lord's Department Store, served its last cup of coffee in preparation for the store's closing next week. "I've been coming here for 40 years and sitting on this same stool," said Frances who was sitting on that stool at the "Celebrate Lord's" community party on Friday night. "We're devastated." Frances, a registered nurse before her retirement, also used to work part-time at Lord's, she said. "It was a fun thing to do on the side; Nancy [Kelly-Lavin, store co…
Celebrate Lord's Committee chairman Nancy Norris sends a note of thanks for all who helped make Friday's party a success.
To the Editor: On February 15th our community honored the Medfield institution, Lord’s Department Store, in a wonderful celebration that took place at the store and will be remembered for years to come. Lord’s will close its doors for the last time on February 28th. I want to thank the following people and groups for their contributions and for giving so many people the gift of closure as we bid our beloved Lord’s farewell: Finally, I need to thank Nancy Kelly Lavin and Tom Kelly for graciously allowing us to invade the store for the party and for sharing photos and memorabilia with us. Nancy Norris, Chairperson of the Celebrate Lord’s Committee
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Hundreds of people turned out for the Lord's Celebration on Friday.
Hundreds of people celebrated Lord's Department Store on Friday where they attended a celebration that will likely be remembered as the social event of the year. The community gathered to say "thank you" and "goodbye" to the Kelly family -- June Kelly, Nancy Kelly-Lavin and Tom Kelly -- which has run the store for many years. Lord's Department Store will be closing on Feb. 28 after 73 years in business. Editor's Note: Be sure to check out our photo gallery for hundreds of photos from the party. The event included refreshments, a "Celebrate Lord's" cake, a string ensemble and a DJ, gift basket giveaways, photos at the Lunch Counter, "Lord's Through the Years" memorabilia and record audiovisual memories (with Medfield TV) for the Medfield…
A tribute to Lord's written by Richard DeSorgher and delivered at the "Celebrate Lord's" community party on Feb. 15.
One of the highlights of the Celebration of Lord's Department Store Friday night, was Town Historian Richard DeSorgher's "Tribute to Lord's." Here it is in its entirety as found on DeSorgher's website. Enjoy! A "Tribute to Lords" as written by Richard DeSorgher and delivered during “Celebrate Lords” on Feb. 15, 2013. [to the tune of Cheers] Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got. Taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot. Wouldn’t you like to get away? Sometimes you want to go Where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came. You wanna be where you can see, our troubles are all the same You wanna be where everybody knows Your name. You wanna go where people know, people are …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Did you have your photo taken at the Lord's Lunch Counter? If so, find it here!
Friday, February 15, 2013
The very last "Midnight Madness" at Lord's Department Store will be held tonight, Friday, Feb. 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Drop in for the social event of the season that will include food (half donuts, Lord's cake), ginger ale toast, and many more su
It's hard to believe it but it's here, the "Celebrate Lord's" party, the last "Midnight Madness" at Lord's, ever, will be held TONIGHT at Lord's Department Store. _______________________________________ What: "Celebrate Lord's," one last Midnight Madness before the store closes for good later this month When: Tonight, Friday, Feb. 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Where: Lord's Department Store, 446 Main Street, Medfield Why: Why not! Everyone will be there! _______________________________________ The event will include food, cake, entertainment, tributes and speakers, photos at the Lunch Counter, "Lord's Through the Years" memorabilia and record audiovisual memories (with Medfield TV) for the Medfield Historical Society, a ginger ale …
Lord's store owners say the community response is a tribute to their father.
When Nancy Kelly-Lavin and Tom Kelly announced last month that they would be closing Lord's Department Store, they had no idea the community would respond as they have. Since then, the Kellys have been inundated by long-time customers, past employees -- including 97-year-old Fred McMasters who worked at the store for 62 years (and whom they hadn't seen in 10 years) -- and others with stories of thanks and of what the store means to them. They say they've also gotten calls from all over the country from people who heard the news the store is closing after 73 years in town. "I knew it was going to be rough but I had no idea that people would feel this way," she said. "But how grateful are we, and how great for Dad." The Kellys' father, …