Wednesday, December 24, 2008

What Changed in 2008

Now that 2008 is just about over, I figured it would be interesting to look back at what's changed in retail during the past year. According to my count, Bedford added 12 new stores, 7 stores were renovated, 1 store moved within Bedford and 2 stores closed.
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New Stores:
Asiana Bistro
ACE Hardware
Bedford Auto Clinic and Gas
Bedford Farmers Market (Seasonal)
Bedford Rug Company
Corner Antiques
Cuzz's Candy and Novelties (closed January 2009)
Design 1 Kitchen + Bath Showroom
Northside Convenience and Gas
The Paperback Exchange
Verizon Wireless
Youn's Taekwondo Studio

Stores That Underwent Renovation:
Bedford Gulf (FKA Bedford Exxon)
Bedford Freight House (still ongoing)
Papa Ginos
Stop and Shop
Téa's Art Studio and Tea Bar

UFood Grill (FKA KnowFat)

Stores That Moved Within Bedford:
Fit Associates (was Total Fitness) 
Salon Alfonse Salon & Spa

Stores That Closed:
Bedford Martial Arts Studio (thanks Christine)
Hair Extraordinaire
JC Cleaners
Payless Shoes
Citgo Gas Station

What Am I forgetting?

Planned for 2009:
Bedford Freight House Re-Opens
Blake Block (2010 maybe?)
Cambridge Savings Bank (at Old Mobil location)
Panera Bread (In Bedford Marketplace)
Renovation of Bedford Marketplace Shopping Center
Restaurant on Middlesex Turnpike (Name TBA)

Predictions for 2009:
I am predicting that the Dunkin' Donuts will be renovated.


Christine Pinney said...

Hi Adam,
One other closure in 2008 was the "Bedford Martial Arts Studio". It was housed in the former Callahan's Karate studio space above Gammy's on North Road.
Christine Pinney Marketing

Christine Pinney said...

Hello again,
Another change was They moved from the space next to Callahan's to the larger space above Callahan's. They also changed their name(I forget their previous name). They are a Bedford Chamber business.
Christine Pinney Marketing

Christine Pinney said...

One more addition is the Bedford Historical Society shop in the Blake Block.

Christine Pinney Marketing

Christine Pinney said...

Watson Law Offices moved from the victorian at 140 The Great Road to 142 The Great Road (the space formerly occupied by Salon Alfonse).

Christine Pinney Marketing

Adam Schwartz said...

Christine - thanks for the updates. I skipped Bedford Historical Society since they were only planning to be open for December.

Anonymous said...

hi Adam, The restaraunt on Middlesex Turnpike is Homeplate Cafe moving from down the street in Billerica.

great job