Wednesday, April 3, 2013
This local boy clearly enjoyed his last breakfast (and the music) before Lord's Department Store closed in February.
It's been more than a month since Lord's has been closed, can you believe it? Does it seem like a month? More? Less? What do you miss most about the store? Check out this little guy who enjoyed breakfast at Ruthie's Diner (Lord's lunch counter) before Lord's Department Store closed in February after 73 years in business. In his video, Thomas (filmed by so-very-amused-Dad Colm Whelan of Westwood) takes a dance break from his chocolate chip pancake and sausage at Lord's where they were celebrating his latest haircut.
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…
Monday, January 28, 2013
The Thrifty New Englander stopped by Lord's recently and said Medfield's piece of Americana belonged in a Retail Hall of Fame.
The editor of The Thrifty New Englander talks about his disappointment that Lord's Department Store is closing after 73 years in business. The writer tells of his recent visit to the store -- complete with mention of Bubble Gum Bob and Ruthie's Diner -- and says the store should be placed in the retail "Hall of Fame." His tale is all-too-familiar as he shares his "heartbreak" over the closing of Medfield's little piece of Americana. Click here for the full story. Do you agree? Do you think Lord's would qualify for a Retail Hall of Fame? Tell us in the comments is you agree or disagree.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Ruthie's Diner offers Ice Cream, extended hours, and Boxed Meals during the Summer Concerts at the Gazebo.
Michelle James, owner of Ruthie's Diner in Lord's Department Store, wants the people of Medfield to know they have ice cream, lots of ice cream. Hot fudge sundaes, banana splits, ice cream whips, brownie sundaes, frappes, milkshakes, root beer floats, Lime Rickys, Cherry Cokes and egg cremes are only a sampling of what can be found at Ruthie's Soda Fountain and the hours will be extended during the summer. The Diner is relatively new to Medfield, just two months in business, and James is making two big changes. She is extending the Soda Fountain hours into the evening on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays for the summer months and she will be selling boxed meals during MEMO's Summer Concert Series at the Gazebo on Thursdays. She says both …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Ruthie's Diner opened its kitchen inside Lord's Department Store this past Saturday to rave reviews.
Owning a diner has been Michelle James' lifelong dream … and working in the food industry is in her genes. “Ruthie’s Diner,” inside Lord’s Department Store on Main Street, held its grand opening on Saturday, April 14, and the place was filled with excitement and the scent of chocolate chip pancakes. James, along with her husband, Chris, her mom, Gloria and her daughter, Bailey and employees, Emily and Maggie were working together on their first day of business preparing breakfast and chatting with customers. Andy from Millis, a customer that came early to try out the new diner said, “this place is immaculate ... the food is excellent … and fresh cut French fries, how can you beat that? Having this will be nice now that Friendly’s is gone…