Business

By - 4/4/18 - 6:39 pm

A Boston health inspector found today that the Stop & Shop on Truman Parkway had cleaned up the mess from yesterday's overflowing floor drains and allowed the store to re-open for business.

By - 4/4/18 - 12:16 pm
Proposed Herb Chambers Jaguar and Land Rover dealership

The Herb Chambers Companies have filed their detailed plans to replace Honda and Infiniti dealerships on Commonwealth Avenue near Harvard Avenue with three floors of Jaguar and Land Rover sales and service space. Read more.

By - 4/3/18 - 7:03 pm

UPDATE, 4/4: Store passed a re-inspection and was allowed to re-open.

A city health inspector today shut the Stop & Shop at 1025 Truman Parkway after wastewater and sewage began coming up through floor drains in the bakery, produce and deli departments and meat and produce storage and preparation areas. Read more.

By - 4/2/18 - 8:16 pm

City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury) has had enough of storefronts and apartments that go empty - sometimes for years - in even the swankiest of neighborhoods and wants to begin looking at ways to prod landlords to rent the spaces out that could include "vacancy fees." Read more.

By - 4/2/18 - 11:24 am

Vital Vegas reports that when the mega-casino in Everett opens, it will be named the Encore Boston Harbor, rather than than the Wynn Boston Harbor because it turns out that Steve Wynn might have had an even worse problem with women than Mario Batali, whose name also is no longer spoken of in the Prudential Center food court that used to have his name splashed all over. Read more.

By - 3/30/18 - 9:37 am

WBUR reports on the closing of Sonny Walker's on Warren Street.

By - 3/29/18 - 1:06 pm

WHDH reports Wynn officials are considering ditching that name from the Everett casino they're building because of all the publicity about what a horrible person Wynn was.

By - 3/29/18 - 12:22 pm

WGBH reports on the contretemps involving an attempt by Patriot Care, which runs a medicinal marijuana dispensary at 21 Milk St. downtown to add recreational pot sales, even though it told downtown residents and city officials looking at its dispensary plans three years ago that it would not seek to sell recreational versions of the stuff.

Patriot Care says it wasn't lying, it just never realized that recreational pot would become legal so fast - an assertion some are finding hard to swallow.

By - 3/26/18 - 10:17 am
Lots of gun magazines for sale at Logan Airport

Craig Fitzgerald forwards this photo of a rack at a Hudson News stand at Logan Airport with 17 gun magazines for sale:

If I said the word "gun" in the security line at @BostonLogan I'd be strip-searched by the @TSA yet I can buy 17 gun porn titles at @Hudson_News.

By - 3/22/18 - 2:45 pm

Councilor Annissa Essaibi George will be asking other councilors to hop on a proposal to let the city's burgeoning crop of breweries expand their offerings to include products from their ostensible rivals. Read more.

By - 3/21/18 - 1:17 pm

The outrage of Codman Square residents who recently learned Popeyes was building an outlet where it had been denied permission two years ago could lead to new regulations that require companies to notify neighbors of even proposed projects that meet all zoning requirements. Read more.

By - 3/19/18 - 5:06 pm

Patriot Care, which opened Boston's first medical dispensary at 21 Milk St., is looking for input on possible plans to add recreational marijuana offerings, even though it promised residents and city officials that's not something it wanted to do when it won approval for its dispensary in 2015. Read more.

By - 3/18/18 - 9:42 am

The company behind Craft Beer Cellar outlets is making a federal case out of negative reviews on Glassdoor.com, a site that lets people review the companies they work for. Read more.

By - 3/17/18 - 3:01 pm
Blizzard vs. Blizzard

Who would confuse W.B. Mason's Blizzard brands of spring water and copier paper with Dairy Queen's Blizzard brand ice-cream? Who but a moron, W.B. Mason argues in a suit filed against Dairy Queen this week.

Read more.

By - 3/16/18 - 9:02 am

Dairy Queen, which makes a concoction called a Blizzard, is suing homegrown office-supply company W.B. Mason over its Blizzard brand of bottled water, Reuters reports.

By - 3/13/18 - 9:55 am

#openinbos is where local businesses that are still open today are letting the world know.

By - 3/12/18 - 9:53 am
Empty storefronts on Newbury Street

Jonathan Berk recently walked up Newbury Street and spotted a lot of empty storefronts. But is it as bad as it seems? Read more.

By - 3/9/18 - 3:23 pm

UPDATE: Jamaica Plain News reports the victim is 19, the suspect 17.

Shortly after 2:30 p.m. at the Green Street Orange Line station, according to Mass Incidents, which reports one person is in custody. The victim's injuries do not appear life threatening.

Orange Line service slowed as trains bypassed Green Street, which was shut for the investigation.

By - 3/8/18 - 11:55 am

As of 11:45 a.m., the state was reporting 358,952 powerless homes and businesses - some still out from the first nor'easter. In Boston, there were 664 customers without power.