Saturday, January 19, 2013
Local business owners on Route 1 and at Patriot Place are again gearing up for a weekend full of football as nearly 70,000 fans will travel to Foxborough Sunday to watch the New England Patriots take on the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game.
The New England Patriots are back in the AFC Championship Game, meaning the team will have hosted two NFL playoff games in Foxborough for the second consecutive season, which is great news for local businesses. “Our phones have been ringing off the hook,” said Ron Young, owner of the Lafayette House on Route 1 in Foxborough. “Last weekend [versus the Houston Texans] it was a little warmer out, people were saying, ‘Oh, it’s 50 degrees out in January, I can’t believe this weather.’ This weekend, they’re going to say ‘It’s not 50 degrees out, can you believe this weather?’” Young added the later start time of Sunday's AFC Championship Game - Patriots kick-off against the Baltimore Ravens at 6:30 p.m. - compared to last weekend will make …
Friday, January 11, 2013
The house has stood in Foxborough for over 229 years.
Ron Young has owned the Lafayette House in Foxborough more than 20 years, but the building itself has been around for a lot longer. Young said the house has been around for 229 years. It was originally the Bristol County Courthouse and stagecoach house called the Everett Inn, even though the property is not in Bristol County. “At some point, the court left,” he said. “This building is not in Bristol County … the building was located here primarily because it’s halfway between Boston and Providence – what a horse does in one day is 20 miles and it’s 20 miles to Providence from Boston. That’s why it was built here. It was once called the halfway house, the white house ... this road out front [Route 1] was the main road.” Young said he is an …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
With soon to be married couples potentially without a banquet hall, other facilities in the area are ready to open their doors.
It is the unthinkable nightmare that every bride fears: the sudden closing of the location of your wedding. With the announcement that Christina’s will be shutting down on Saturday June 30, the plans of multiple weddings including three this weekend, are in shambles. Despite the closing, landlord Nicholas Panagopoulos does plan on reopening in the near future and said he would “fully serve all scheduled events and hire back workers,” in a statement sent to the Boston Herald. In the meantime, local businesses are tying to reach out to the soon to be married couples to provide an alternative facility. Ron Young, the owner of the Lafayette House on Route 1 in Foxborough, is opening up his restaurant to anyone who had a wedding booked at …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Foxborough restaurant picks up "best Mother's Day brunch" title.
Foxborough's Lafayette House was voted by readers as having the Best Mother's Day Brunch in the area after a weeklong vote. The restaurant picked up 44 votes, representing 81 percent of the vote. Wrentham's Lake Pearl Luciano's garnered nine votes (or 16 percent), and was the second-leading candidate. Christina's Fireside Grille also picked up a vote in the poll.