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:
- – 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.
- - 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 .
- – 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.
- – 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.
- – 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.