Brookline's Top Business Stories of 2011
As the year draws to a close, what five stories about Brookline businesses attracted the most attention?
For businesses in Brookline, 2011 had its share of ups and downs, and Patch has been there to cover the good, and the bad--the openings and the closings. Of the business stories run this year, these five stories received the most traffic:
- Diverse, Diet-friendly Cafe to come to Brookline-Village – Feb. 24, 2011 – Olea Cafe, at the head of Station Street opened in the spring, before the couple running the place got married in July.
- Wegman's Announces Plans for a Chestnut Hill Store - Dec. 5, 2011 – As reported by Newton Patch, the popular grocery store chain announced plans to open a store on route 9, in Chestnut Hill as part of the Chestnut Hill Square development.
- Adams' "Family" Expanding – Nov. 1, 2011 – Jody Adams, Brookline resident and owner of Rialto opened another restaurant this year: TRADE, located in the Waterfront District. Adams also took a moment to talk up her favorite Brookline eateries.
- YoBro Debuts in Brookline Village – July 30, 2011 – Brookline Village's new pay-by-weight frozen yogurt establishement, on Cypress Street, debuts with its 19-year-old owner, Austin Segal--Brookline High grad, and a former "executive chef" of the school's Restaurants 108 program.
- Coolidge Corner Gym Closes, Looks for New Owners – Mar. 8, 2011 – The gym, located off an alley between the Centre Street parking lot and Harvard Street, shuttered its doors for a time, until members or new management could be found.