Thursday, February 14, 2013
Be sure to record your favorite stories in the memory book or in an audiovisual recording at Friday's party. They will be kept by the Kelly family and the Medfield Historical Society.
Okay, Medfield, there's not much time left so here's my favorite memory of Lord's Department Store. After you read mine, I'd love to read yours! Make sure you record your memory either in person at Friday's party, on Facebook at Medfield Remembers Lord's, or in the comment section of this story -- whichever way you choose, be sure to do it soon as the store will be closing two weeks from today. Here goes... This past Christmas, my 13-year-old son headed to Lord's to buy that one last gift on his shopping list -- mine. I sent him fully-prepared with a detailed list of various options as well as their exact location in the store. He had $20 to spend. After the holidays, he would relay the details of that day... Minutes after school let …
Will you be going to the Lord's party on Friday night?
Will you be attending the Lord's celebration party on Friday night? The event, which is shaping up to be the social event of the year, will run from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Details include:* * Times subject to change Store owners Nancy Kelly-Lavin and Tom Kelly say the registers will be open during this one last "Midnight Madness" event where merchandise is now marked at half price and Lord's souveniers, including t-shirts, will be available for purchase. People who pre-ordered shirts will be able to pick them up at the party. So Medfield, tell us: Will you be attending the party?
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
After Lord's closes on Feb. 28, everyone wants to know, "Who's moving in?"
When people heard that Lord's Department Store is closing after 73 years in business, the first question (often accompanied by a sorrowful look) was, "Why?" The second question was inevitably, "Who's moving in?" Nancy Kelly-Lavin, who runs Lord's with her brother Tom Kelly, said they don't know who the next tenant might be and the developer might not either. "I don't have a clue, nor does my brother," said Kelly-Lavin." We don't think they have anything lined up. They just said this was a premium spot." "We tried to control it at the beginning," she said about who might next occupy the space, "but it's a developer, we can't." On Dec. 31, the building was sold to a local developer believed to be Salvatore Capital Partners, LLC and GJS …
Monday, January 7, 2013
People have started to record their memories at Lord's Department Store. What's your favorite Lord's memory?
The owners of Lord's Department Store have started a memory book in which patrons can preserve their memories of the iconic store that will close its doors on Feb. 28. The store, which was founded in 1940 by Raymond Lord then taken over by Bill Kelly in 1981, was sold on Dec. 31. People have started to fill the binder with memories and some of those memories are posted on the store's large front windows, like this one: Dear Lord's, I bought my baseball card collection from you -- one pack at a time. Stale gum included. All of my school projects were made with your markers and posterboard, and my friends and I always stopped off for a candy bar on half days. Thanks for the memories! Brad Harris, Charlesdale Road No matter if you've lived …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Lord's just finished remodeling and expanding the toy department, just in time for holiday shopping.
After many long days and late hours at Lord's, Nancy Kelly-Lavin, her brother Tom Kelly, and their team have just completed a remodeling and expansion project for the "Toyland" area at Lord's. Raschel Gray, Kelly-Lavin's mentor and friend who was a hugely successful retailer herself, had a vision of changing up the toy area at Lord's so the products could be seen from Main Street and were move visible inside the store. Gray, having come from a merchandising background and as the owner of the former "Raschel's," brought this idea to Kelly-Lavin. With the help of Medfield resident and carpenter, Eric Ludwig, whom Gray said is "brilliant at what he does," they made great changes to this part of the store. Kelly-Lavin is thrilled with the …
Friday, June 17, 2011
Lord's, the "anchor" of Main Street, undergoes Extreme Makeover: Medfield Edition with new exterior color.
What happened to Lord's Department Store and what is that red building on the corner of South and Main Streets? If you were stuck in traffic on Route 109 Main Street in town Thursday and forced to detour down South Street after a motor vehicle hit a telephone pole, then you probably noticed something strange in the neighborhood as Lord's, the "anchor" of Main Street was in the process of being removed of its traditional, landmark green and covered in a brick-like red. So what's going on? Rest easy, Medfielders. The new-look building is still Lord's at 446 Main St. – the same location it has been at for 54 years – and it will continue to be the Medfield business the community has embraced for 71 years and counting. It is simply getting…