Sunday, March 21, 2010

Change of Seasons Leads to Lots of Changes in Bedford

It's been a quiet few months for Bedford Retail, but now with the change of season, things have begun picking up. First, Back on Track Physical Therapy is set to open soon at Blue Ribbon Plaza in the former location of J. Gregory Lamp & Shade Gallery. This will be the 7th location for Back on Track. They have existing locations in Brookline(2), Cambridge, Danvers, Newton and Waltham.

The Paperback Exchange which opened in December 2008, has decided to close it's doors. The store has had a "Bookstore for Sale" sign in it's window for several months. According to the Owners, the store is most likely scheduled to close on April 17th. In the meanwhile, they are having a store closing sale.

JRM Antiques had it's Grand Opening on March 17th. They are located at the Bedford Depot Building at 80 Loomis Street and Feature Antiques and Vintage Collectibles. As first mentioned, two years ago, the town put out an Request for Proposals to get new tenants for the old Bedford Depot Train Station. JRM Antiques replied with a proposal and is a new tenant in the building. Expect a more in-depth report, including an interview with Owner John Monahan later this month.

Marcell Auto Detailing and Repairs which opened last fall, has changed names and owners. While the existing staff and services have stayed the same, the new name is Ultimate Car Wash and General Repair.

The Lemon Tree Cafe may undergo a name change and new ownership. Although details are sketchy and the existing staff would not confirm any changes, there is a public notice to transfer the All Alcoholic License granted to the Lemon Tree Cafe, to Pakin, LLC dba Ka-noon Thai Cuisine as well as a new Common Victuale's Application for Ka-noon Thai Cuisine.

Lastly there has been discussion of expanding The Edge Sports Center of Bedford. While details are not final, it is expected that another indoor Athletic Field would be added to the facility.


Anonymous said...

rumors, all rumors

xine said...

I saw a note on Facebook today from Auntie Erl's that they are closing. So disappointing! I loved going in there- real neighborly vibe, great deals, convenient location.