Business

By - 4/2/17 - 2:30 pm
Hatoff's gas temporarily closed in Jamaica Plain
Hat's off to Hattoff's

Fans of the iconic gas station on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain grew worried this past week when they saw the pumps fenced off and construction work going on.

Fear not - the beloved gas station is not being turned into condos. It's just closed for six weeks for some renovations, according to the guy behind the counter at the Hatoff's check-cashing place, which remains open behind the old station. Read more.

By - 3/31/17 - 6:40 pm

CNN Money reports the Japanese clothing chain is threatening to pull out of the US - which would include its new Faneuil Hall Marketplace store, the one that required substantial physical changes to the Quincy Market building - if the Trump administration insists it only sell clothing made in the US.

By - 3/31/17 - 9:08 am

But it turns out there's a company on Rutherford Avenue, called Indigo Agriculture, that is using the idea of microbiomes to assemble bacteria packets that can help plants resist drought and disease, and it recently hired EMC's former chief lawyer.

By - 3/30/17 - 3:45 pm

The money is part of a $157-million national settlement with states over the way VW ginned up its diesel engines to show up as "clean" during emissions tests, the state Attorney General's office reports.

By - 3/30/17 - 9:13 am

The Boston Business Journal reports:

A day after President Donald Trump signed an executive order rolling back regulations aimed at curbing climate change, General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt told employees the company will take a leadership role in fighting global warming.

By - 3/29/17 - 12:16 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports Japanese sneaker maker Asics will set up a "product creation lab" in leased space near South Station.

It joins Converse and New Balance, which are headquartered in Boston and Reebok International, which is planning to move its headquarters from Canton to the South Boston Waterfront. Rockport, meanwhile, is based in West Newton.

By - 3/29/17 - 10:53 am

In one of those only-in-Boston things, plans for some licensing musical chairs in which a longtime Charlestown bar would sell its full liquor license to a Dominican restaurant in Roslindale, so it could in turn sell its beer and wine license to a coffeehouse in a boutique hotel in Downtown Crossing hit a last-minute snag today. Read more.

By - 3/27/17 - 11:54 am

Michael Cucchiello reports his 70-year-old bakery, which sells everything from pastries to pan pizza at 356 Bennington St. in Day Square, is moving to Cogliano Plaza on Lincoln Avenue.

Cucchiello had to start looking for a new home earlier this year when his landlord told him the building would become a Dunkin' Donuts.

By - 3/27/17 - 9:35 am

WCVB reports the shops on Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan Square, Dorchester Avenue in Fields Corner, Liberty Plaza in East Boston and Beacon Street in Coolidge Corner are among two dozen the perpetually teetering chain is closing in Massachusetts (in other news, there were still two dozen Radio Shacks in Massachusetts).

By - 3/25/17 - 11:07 am

A Suffolk County grand jury this week indicted Robert Carrion and Fabiola Ramirez, both 46 and both from Roslindale, on charges they paid their temp workers at a Dorchester laundry company - some of whom worked 100 hours a week - less than minimum wages and no overtime pay and then threatened workers on learning they had talked to state investigators, the state Attorney General's office reports. Read more.

By - 3/24/17 - 4:03 pm

The Globe reported yesterday that Newton's New England Mobile Book Fair is looking for smaller quarters and that it's already scouted out several possible locations, including West Roxbury. Read more.

By - 3/23/17 - 10:28 am

The Dorchester Reporter gets the scoop on plans to replace a long derelict vacant variety store near the Savin Hill T stop.

By - 3/21/17 - 4:41 pm

The government's quietly announced ban on electronic carry-ons from certain foreign airports on certain airlines could have a harsh impact on three airlines that have ramped up their operations at Logan Airport in recent years, because the ban could cause business travelers, who pay more for the ability to work in flight, to seek other ways to the US. Read more.

By - 3/21/17 - 1:46 pm

You won't like us when we're mad, councilors exclaim over petition asking them to set regulations for Airbnb and its ilk.

By - 3/17/17 - 11:59 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge has ordered a Florida doctor and his wife to pay $13.5 million in penalties over the deceptive marketing methods they used in their now defunct Framingham erectile-dysfunction clinic, the state Attorney General's office reports. Read more.

By - 3/17/17 - 11:28 am

The Boston Sun reports shopowners are on edge in an era of big national retailers and online shopping.

By - 3/15/17 - 6:27 pm

Mayor Walsh today announced a deal that will keep the Citgo sign flashing above Kenmore Square for years and years.

Walsh says Citgo and Related Beal, the company that now owns the building the sign sits on, hammered out a deal in a room at City Haill - which he offered to them as a "neutral negotiation location" for as long as they needed to work out a deal. Read more.

By - 3/15/17 - 3:18 pm
T-shirt with made-up, wrong Boston neighborhoods

We spotted these two T-shirts at the South Bay Target today. See if you can spot all the mistakes. Read more.

By - 3/15/17 - 9:04 am

Vivian Again chronicled the varying levels of shoveling in Downtown Crossing this morning.

By - 3/13/17 - 12:01 pm
Chelsea Market Basket before the nor'easter

Cybah joined the pre-nor'easter horde at the Chelsea Market Basket this morning.