Saturday, November 24, 2012
Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Marlborough. Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small Business Saturday by shopping at locally owned stores to help boost the economy and their communities. Among the places that you can participate in Small Business …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Do you like local businesses in Milford? You might want to like them on Facebook, too!
With Small Business Saturday coming up this week, we at Marlborough Patch want to do our part to help give visibility to small businesses in town. We've compiled a list of some of the Marlborough-centric pages we like on Facebook, in case you want to like them, too. If you're a small business owner in Marlborough and we've missed you, please take no offense! We probably just don't know about your page. Please alert us in the comments to any places we've missed. CaRMaH (Cat Rescue of Marlborough and Hudson) The Coffee Loft, Marlborough, MA Dino's Trattoria Halfway Café Jakes Restaurant and Coffee Shop Joy-Den Jewelers Marlborough House of Pizza Main Street Cafe Post Road Art Center The Prospecter The Vin Bin Wayside Racquet & Swim Club
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Thursday, November 22, 2012
Thanksgiving has always been a time for me to reflect on the past year and remember the things big and small that have made my year better. This year I am looking at a new job working here. But it is not just the job that I am thankful for but you, the readers, and the many elements that make this site so unique and valuable in the community. So here are some of the things that I am thankful about when it comes to Patch. 1. We're Patchers, and not Elves. When the masterminds behind Patch.com started dreaming up names for the hyperlocal news venture, "Patch," beat out a dozen other names, one of which was "Elf." Now, I'm all about team spirit but rocking pointy ears is not at the top of my list of chosen accessories. 2. The Patch site is so…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The restaurant in the Staple's Plaza on Boston Post Road East had its grand opening last week.
Why brave the cold when you can have the tailgating experience inside with a plethera of televisions? That is the question behind the Tailgaters in Acton and now at its new location in Marlborough. "It's the grilled, tailgating experience," said Chris Rotti, the kitchen manager who explained burgers are the restaurants specialty. "In the winter it's nice. You don't actually have to tailgate. You can come inside and we can cook it for you." The experience goes beyond the food and lands squarely in the bar with multiple TV's that will stream in the NFL Package to the restaurant and bar. Even the booths have individual TV's to let you choose the game of your choice. During certain Patriots games, former players will even be making appearances…
Monday, November 19, 2012
Marlborough Patch is compiling a list of Small Business Saturday deals. Share yours here.
Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses their community thrives on. This year, Marlborough Patch is gathering local Small Business Saturday deals. If you are a small business owner, leave your deal in the comments section below, and it will be added to the list. You can also email your deal to email@example.com or send a message on Facebook. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Local businesses and the city of Marlborough weathered Hurricane Sandy with their heads high and doors (mostly) open.
While the city lay mostly silent Monday as schools, government buildings and even businesses shuttered their doors, everything is back and running in Marlborough. Many restaurants shuttered their doors Monday, but the Main Street Cafe kept theirs open. When the power goes out and when the storm is bearing down on the city, people need a place to go for a warm meal, said owners Mary and Randy Scott. Although they may have battened down the hatches during the storm, local businesses are back up and running. Included among their numbers are Jake's and the Coffee Loft. The city is back up and running today as well. With the schools having been closed for two days, children are now back in school and thanks to a decision by the city with …