Saturday, November 24, 2012
Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Melrose. Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small Business Saturday by shopping at locally owned stores to help boost the economy and their communities. Check out this website for Melrose businesses that you can visit on …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Find out what places are open and closed on Thanksgiving in Melrose.
Check out our list of what's open and closed on Thanksgiving Day in Melrose. Help out your neighbors by adding any stores you know are open for that last-minute item in the comments section below.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Melrose-based Busy Bee Bakery and their boca negra and hand painted cookies will be featured during a food segment on Channel 5's Chronicle on Tuesday, Nov. 20.
Your reader's choice for Melrose's best coffee looks like it has something going for it in the sweets department, too. The Busy Bee Bakery will be featured as part of a segment on sweets during Chronicle Channel 5 News. Both the bakery's boca negra - a flourless chocolate cake with white chocolate cream and fresh raspberry sauce - and hand-painted cookies will be featured. The show is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, just before Thanksgiving.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Balance Being Massage, located upstairs at 786 Main St., opens Tuesday.
A new massage studio opens its doors to customers for the first time Tuesday in Melrose. Alicia Green, owner of Balanced Being Massage, operates out of a 400-square-foot massage studio upstairs at 786 Main St. The massage studio space has brought the widely travelled Green back to her hometown of Melrose. “When we are balanced, it's all for our well-being,” Green said, explaining the ethos behind her studio. “It's a very personalized, one-on-one experience.” Green, a former concierge at the Ritz Carlton in Boston, knows how to pamper many different body types and personalities. Combining this aspect of her history, Green is a nationally certified and also a licensed massage therapist in Massachusetts who hopes her native roots and …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Jitters, located at 12 Main St., opened its doors to customers in mid-October.
Looking for a place to perk up your mornings and afternoons? A new cafe in Melrose may have just what you're looking for. Jitters Cafe Inc., 12 Main St., opened its doors to customers on Oct. 16. For those who have yet to visit the cafe, it is open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends. Jitters is a modern coffee shop with a laid back, personal atmosphere featuring free wi-fi, comfy couches and booths and a chalk wall for the kids to write and draw on. The menu features daily baked breads, fresh meats and vegetables that compliment a list of locally roasted, gourmet coffees like their seasonal pumpkin spice or caramel nut crunch. Added to the beverages, the breakfast and lunchtime fare features handmade paninis, specialty…
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Here's what's open and closed for the holiday.
Today we observe Veterans Day, a national holiday established in 1926 to honor men and women who have served in the military. However, with the holiday falling on a Sunday government offices and some Melrose businesses will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12. If you know of more businesses that are open or closed, help out your fellow neighbors by leaving them in the comments. Here's a look at what will be open and closed on Monday, Nov. 12 in Melrose:
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Local businesses salute our service men and women with special deals year-round as well as on Veterans Day.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
A number of local businesses are saluting veterans, military service men and women, and their families this Veterans Day by offering local discounts, specials and promotions. Here's a quick guide to many of these great deals to be found on Veterans Day throughout the Melrose area, taken from The Military Wallet website: For military service men and women only: THE DISH: more Secret Discounts! Remember, the whole point of Veterans Day is to thank and remember our troops and November is Military Family Month. Thank you to our troops and their families for your service, and thanks to all of the local businesses for supporting our troops and their families!