Thursday, January 3, 2013
Melissa Guillemette hopes to fill the hole made by the departure of Sugar Cupcake Shoppe by expanding her previously home-based business.
Driving down 110 over the past few weeks, one can be forgiven if the absence of Sugar Cupcake Shoppe might not be immediately noticeable to those not paying attention. Or at least, that’s what Melissa Guillemette has found. That’s because Guillemette has taken over where Sugar’s Kate Kelly has left off at the little nook between Nixon and South Chelmsford roads on Route 110 with another cupcake store, bringing a storefront to what was before her home-based Sweetpea’s Bakery. “It’s a great opportunity, I had people stopping by all the time and I couldn’t accommodate that,” she says. “So now with a storefront, people can stop by and grab a cake whenever they’re in the mood.” Replacing one cupcake store with another cupcake store can …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Pierre Richard believes Westford, and in particular Cornerstone, will provide a good venue for his latest Elements franchise.
The road to Westford was long and winding for Pierre Richard, but after years of looking at a location in the area to set up shop, the North Shore entrepreneur set down roots this fall at Cornerstone Square with his fourth Elements massage franchise. Beginning with his first store in Beverly, which opened briefly in 2007 and then reopened in 2009, eventually becoming the top store in the nationwide chain by 2010, Richard’s expansion brought new locations in Acton, Marlborough and an upcoming location in Salem, NH in addition to the new Cornerstone venue. He was well versed about the business aspect of therapeutic massage from seeing his mother make a living in the profession and had established himself in the world of car sales with …
Plenty of businesses came to town in 2012, which ones would you like to see in 2013?
From new Italian restaurants to yoga studios to one big shopping plaza everybody keeps on talking about to everything in between, 2012 brought a whole bunch of new business to Westford. Today we want to ask you: what types of businesses would you like to see in Westford in 2013? We'll be out and about this year looking for new businesses and other business related stories, but in the meantime, share your thoughts with us in the comments.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Owner Gary Lavelle hopes to attract new business next to Tedeschi's at Nab Plaza on Brookside Road, and is holding an open house on Saturday.
Although CSA Graphics is nothing new in Westford, CSA owner Gary Lavelle is hoping to attract new customers after setting up shop at Nab Plaza this summer. Lavelle, who purchased CSA and moved it from Route 110 near the Chelmsford border, hopes that the new location will be a positive step moving forward. “I get a lot more customer recognition here, a lot more retail space, more visibility, and it’s a mile from my house,” he said. CSA has already made inroads on jobs for local groups such as the Crisafulli School at the new location, but hopes the new location will also bring in individuals that are just looking for a t-shirt, hat or other customized items like pens and beer cozies. “We’re not trying to build a big retail area, but we’re …