Business

By - 4/21/16 - 12:04 pm
Winmill Fabrics going out of business

Craig Caplan spotted the sign in the window of Winmil Fabrics on Chauncy Street this morning.

The store's last day is June 15.

H/T Neighbor2 for the headline.

By - 4/21/16 - 10:47 am

Bloomberg analyzes where Amazon now offers same-day deliver in major cities. Scroll down the story a bit to see the Boston map:

The most striking gap in Amazon’s same-day service is in Boston, where three ZIP codes encompassing the primarily black neighborhood of Roxbury are excluded from same-day service, while the neighborhoods that surround it on all sides are eligible.

By - 4/21/16 - 8:29 am

The Bulletin says good bye to Marascio's Market, closing today for the final time.

By - 4/20/16 - 6:13 pm

The Bay State Banner reports the impending demise of A Nubian Notion, not because of gentrification or anything like that, but because the generation of the family running the place is all at retirement age and all their kids decided to go into different careers.

By - 4/20/16 - 4:33 pm
Suffolk Construction proposed expansion

Architect's rendering.

Suffolk Construction has filed plans with the BRA to build a $22-million, 38,000-square-foot expansion to its 65 Allerton St. headquarters, starting with tearing down four old warehouse buildings. Read more.

By - 4/20/16 - 12:39 pm

For years now, city officials have resisted letting liquor stores add nips, half pints and pints to their stock because the sort of people who buy them are the sort to just toss them on the ground nearby when they're done. A Leather District market currently banned from selling the smaller bottles, though, says its customers are different and is asking the Boston Licensing Board to let it sell liquor in volumes as small as a half pint. Read more.

By - 4/19/16 - 9:14 pm

The Globe reports, quotes one rep as saying the measure is not really to help cabbies but to help the "small" banks he says could be devastated if the cab medallions they lent money for collapse in value.

By - 4/17/16 - 7:28 pm

UPDATE: The bank reports online started coming back up for some users shortly after 9 p.m.; all customers should have access by tomorrow morning.

Rockland Trust reports its techs are working as hard as they can to get its Web site and online-banking service back online after it crashed last night. Without getting into the specifics of what went wrong, the bank adds:

This was not and is not a security issue. You're information and accounts are safe and secure.

Read more.

By - 4/15/16 - 10:46 pm

Natick Police report the management evacuated the Jordan's Furniture and IMAX theater around 7:45 tonight after a staffer at the theater "received a live phone call stating that there was a bomb and an armed gunman inside the theater." Read more.

By - 4/13/16 - 11:44 am

Sagarino's, 111 South St., could have a tough sale next week when it asks the Boston Licensing Board to remove a condition from its liquor license that bars it from selling "pints, half pints, nips or single cans." Read more.

By - 4/12/16 - 2:28 pm

Mayor Walsh today announced a deal in which Verizon will spend $300 million to bring its FiOS fiber-optic cable/Internet service to Boston.

Under the deal, the company will also attach wireless modems to city street lights and utility poles to provide better 4G and eventually 5G services to its wireless customers. Read more.

By - 4/7/16 - 1:51 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports some of the incentives the city and state will give GE could go to turn 26 Court Street into an innovation lab aimed at bringing good things to GE through collaboration with local companies and researchers. Read more.

By - 4/4/16 - 4:46 pm
Protesting GE

As GE, city and state officials told reporters about all the wonderful things GE will bring to Boston in a warm room upstairs at 60 State St., about 50 protesters marched outside downstairs to protest everything from the tax breaks GE will get here to the use of its jet engines by Israeli warplanes. Read more.

By - 4/4/16 - 11:29 am

The Boston Business Journal reports General Electric says its philanthropic arm will donate $25 million to BPS over the next five years to get students ready for college and work at a modern high-tech company. The company will donate another $25 million to local workforce-training and health centers.

By - 4/2/16 - 8:26 pm

The York Press reports on Phil Saltonstall's plans to import English cask ale here - and ship craft US ale back to the old country - once he moves here with his wife, Harriet, who becomes Her Majesty's representative in New England in August.

And, yes, he's one of the original Saltonstalls, from which line our Brahmins sprang.

H/t Steve Garfield.

By - 4/1/16 - 7:20 am

The Globe reports on an order issued by a federal judge yesterday that gives the city six months to revise its car-for-hire rules - and that if it wants to continue treating services such as Uber and Lyft differently, it it better be prepared to show some really good reasons.

Read the judge's order.

By - 3/31/16 - 9:38 am
Washington Street in downtown Boston in 1921

Hordes of pre-Easter shoppers outside E.B. Horn in 1921. See it larger.

E.B. Horn, which opened in 1839, is suing another jewelry store down Washington Street that now calls itself Horn's Jewelers.

In a trademark lawsuit filed this week in US District Court in Boston, E.B. Horn, 429 Washington St., wants a judge to order Horn's Jewelers, 339 Washington St., to knock it off and find some other name. Read more.

By - 3/25/16 - 11:17 am

The Globe reports that GE probably won't actually be buying those two Necco Street buildings from Proctor and Gamble - instead, the BRA will buy them, then let GE occupy them rent-free for 20 years.

By - 3/25/16 - 9:08 am

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports on a controversy about a McLellan Highway Hilton's plans for an illuminated billboard. Seems the neighborhood thought the hotel agreed not to put up a billboard, the hotel says it thought it only agreed not to put up a billboard blaring "HILTON." Tom Menino effectively banned billboards as blights:

With a new administration at the helm, Goldberg and Logan Communications are banking on Mayor Martin Walsh being more open minded to billboards.