Sunday, March 31, 2013
A look at this week's business news from the area.
Jake n JOES Now Open for Dinner in Foxborough There’s a new sports grille in town hungry to begin serving its newest community with great food in a fun, sports-themed atmosphere. “We love this location and are very excited to be bringing Jake n JOES to Foxborough,” said owner James Nocera – who also owns The Chateau Restaurant Company. “We feel a sports grille is something the community was lacking and it’s great to be able to do it.” Jake n JOES long awaited opening is finally here as the sports grille will be opening its doors to patrons in Foxborough at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday for dinner only. The restaurant will operate on dinner only hours (opening at 4:30 p.m.) from March 26 to April 1 and expand to lunch and dinner (opening at 11 a.m.) on…
Monday, March 11, 2013
Sal and Mal's has been a true family enterprise in Foxborough for 12 years.
Since opening 12 years ago in Foxborough, Sal and Mal’s Pizza has defined the meaning of a true family business. Owner and operator Chris Politsopoulos said he has been in the pizza business for over 31 years. He said he runs Sal and Mal’s with his wife, Linda and his sons, Paul and Nicholas. “It’s literally a family operated business,” he said. “One thing me and my wife have always had is the quality to make sure the customers are always happy.” Politsopoulos said he got his start in the business while he was going to school in Manhattan, N.Y. “I started working in a pizza place in New York back in the 80s,” he said. "New York supposedly has the best pizza, and basically I learned the business from the true sources in how to make a New …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Alfred Mazeiko, owner of The Common's Neighborhood Eatery on Central Street, says seeing the look on a customer's face after a good meal is the most satisfying part of his day.
Brockton native Alfred Mazeiko has been in the restaurant business for a long time but it was his father’s nearly 30 years of employment in Foxborough that gave him the inspiration to buy The Common’s Neighborhood Eatery on Central Street in 2002. “When we knew this place was for sale we knew we had to jump on it,” he said. The original owners started the Common’s eatery in 1992. Since Mazeiko took over, he’s been developing relationships with customers who frequent the downtown. “The regulars come in here and it’s almost like them coming into their kitchen,” he said. … “I will say we do bend over backwards for people as far as people want certain things and certain diets. If something’s not on the menu as a special we’ll do it for people…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
What would you like to see move in to this vacant space at Hercules Plaza on Route 1 in Foxborough?
Drive around Foxborough long enough and you’re bound to see an empty storefront or vacant building. But do you ever stop to envision what could move into town to fill that opening in town? We do and now we are asking you in our continuing series, "Visions for Vacancies." We'll showcase an empty storefront or building and ask you what should take up the space. This is your place to sound off and have your say about local businesess and open spaces. This week, we turn our attention to vacant space inside the Hercules Plaza on Route 1 in Foxborough. The retail space, located at 211 North St., is 2,400 sq. ft. just two miles from Gillette Stadium. The property is described as "quality retail or professional office space located in busy …
Friday, December 21, 2012
In today’s economy, businesses come and go in Foxborough all the time. Tell us which ones you were sad to see go in the comments section below.
With the opening of Trader Joe’s at Patriot Place and the announcement of Jake n Joes and Capriotti's Sandwich Shop coming to Foxborough, 2012 was certainly a busy year for businesses in town. But not all the changes in the Foxborough business landscape this year were positive as several shops and restaurants closed their doors for good or for new locations. Over this past year, Foxborough said goodbye to restaurants like Piccadilly Pub, Main Street shops like Mustard Seeds Antiques and function halls like Christina’s, which has since reopened as Demetri’s. In addition, the economy has changed the business plan for at least one local venue as Showcase Live at Patriot Place announced this year it will no longer book musical acts in …
Monday, December 17, 2012
What would you like to see fill this retail space on Commercial Street next to Work Out World in Foxborough?
Drive around Foxborough long enough and you’re bound to see an empty storefront or vacant building. But do you ever stop to envision what could move into town to fill that empty space? We do and now we are asking you in our continuing series, "Visions for Vacancies." We'll showcase an empty storefront or building and ask you what should take up the space. This is your place to sound off and have your say about local businesses and open spaces. This week, we turn our attention to property on Commercial Street next to Work Out World in Foxborough. The retail space sits empty in the same parking lot as Dollar Tree and Ocean State Job Lot on Commercial Street. So Foxborough, we want to know – What would you like to see fill this vacant spot …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Foxborough Patch Facebook readers tell us their favorite local businesses.
In light of Small Business Saturday, Foxborough Patch asked our Facebook readers what small business in town could they not live without. We can't really say we were surprised with all the replies we received, with Foxborough being a strong community that tries to supports its own businesses. Here's a look at what your neighbors said. If you don't see your favorite, feel free to leave us a comment and add it to the list! Suzanne Kelley McCormack: "Loewen's." Pam Mitchell: "Foxboro Bike." Angela Davis: "Loewen's." A M Flaherty Piscitelli: "Loewen's." Cami Tedoldi: "Pawsmopolitan!" Amy LaBrache: "Spoodles." Liz Perry: "Bangkok Cafe." Claire Tebeau: "Loewen's." Amanda Chace: "CrossFit Torque!" Kristin Hanbury Todd: "George's Barbershop & …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Job seekers should utilize the G.L.O.W. method for career success – Gain perspective; Luminate your goal; Own your actions; Work it daily.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Here's a look at the day ahead for Tuesday, June 26.
1. Tuesday’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for a chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8 a.m., then a chance of showers between 8 and 10 a.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 69. Northwest wind between 7 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Tuesday night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10 p.m., then a slight chance of showers. Patchy fog before 9 p.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. West wind between 6 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New rainfall amounts of …