The Dorchester Reporter reports Elegance African Fashions has seen a burst of business selling traditional African clothing - so much so the owner is "super exhausted" keeping up with the demand.
Regular banks won't touch marijuana businesses with a ten-foot pole, what with the feds once again railing about the evil weed, so the chairman of the Cannabis Control Commission wants to look at creating a state-run pot bank - to get millions of dollars out of the way of robbers and to ease taxation - the Globe reports.
The Sozio Appliance store on Squire Road in Revere was completely engulfed in flames in what has turned into a four-alarm fire. The fire has spread to neighboring businesses and cut off power to parts of Revere.
Roslindale Village Main Street reports that the revamped space at 2 and 2A Corinth St., where Marla's Obsession and RVMS used to be, has been leased by somebody who is
Pursuing the appropriate licensing with the City to be a breakfast and lunch cafe with a co-working space by day, and a performance space offering entertainment of all genres by night!
In Boston, it's not just enough to pay for a food-serving license - you actually have to serve food. And not just any food, but food you've cooked or prepared on your own premises. Read more.
Trillium Brewing Co. today released a beer called Storrowed. Read more.
Related Beal says it won't move the oil-company ad turned beloved Boston beacon when it redoes the block of nine buildings in Kenmore Square that it's agreed to lease from Boston University. Read more.
Matt Cocco estimated 50 people waiting for the Porter Square Zoots to open one last time so they can get their clothes back - which had gone into limbo when the chain went bankrupt and locked all its doors a couple weeks ago.
The Patriot Ledger reports the contraception-hating craft chain is planning its first Boston-area store, in Braintree.
Competitor Michael's has several stores in the Braintree area.
Roving UHub photographer Marmarin Nasirahmad stopped to admire the Super Bowl display at Danilchuck Auto Body in East Boston, which always uses wrecked vehicles to come up with a display as Boston teams make their championship appearances. They've gotten a lot of practice over the past decade.
When the nascent state gaming commission was considering Steve Wynn's company's "suitability" to run the Everett casino it's now building, neither Wynn nor his company disclosed the large settlement, the commission's investigations head said today. Read more.
A landlord's effort to win city approval for a restaurant at his Newbury Street building before he even knows who would rent the space fell as flat as a souffle behind an oven door that's just been slammed. Read more.
Suffolk Construction is seeking city permission to build a helicopter landing pad on what's now a parking lot across from its headquarters on Allerton Street in Roxbury. Read more.
The Board of Appeals today approved plans to replace the old Martignetti liquor store on Soldiers Field Road with a Maserati and Alfa Romeo dealership. Read more.
The Herald reports the commission is more than perturbed at the Wall Street Journal report that the casino mogul - whose $2.4-billion Everett casino is now rapidly rising - has been sexually abusing workers for decades, and is starting an investigation into whether Wynn still has "suitability" to own a Massachusetts gaming license.
Attorney General Maura Healy this week urged state regulators to reject a deal between National Grid and the developer of the 61-story One Dalton project that would give the developer a price break on a required gas main and let it avoid the energy-efficiency charges regular customers who are not building luxury hotel/condo projects have to pay. Read more.