Our roundup of the latest Natick MA business news:
Lemon Tree going online-only, Calliope swooping into space
The Lemon Tree Goods consignment shop has announced it is vacating 29 Main St., and taking its business exclusively online starting Jan. 1. We’ll miss their visually astonishing wall of high-end designer bags, but take comfort in the fact that now we’ll be able to access the luxury 24/7.
Meanwhile, Calliope Paperie has snapped up the amazing Natick Center location and will open there sometime next year. Calliope, the shop that carries “…everything your little heart desires; as long as it desires stationery,” has for the past five years brought an artsy Parisian vibe to the corner at 1 North Main St.
On Facebook, owner Kristina Burkey when announcing her exciting news posted, “Many of you have come to my little corner recently and have noted that we are bursting at the seams. You don’t even know the half of it. This move means not only breathing room for all my current products but SPACE for even more amazing things.”
Out of the dozens of comments Burkey received in reply, strangely enough not a single person spoke out in defense of all the poor real estate agencies and banks who never really got a shot at 29 Main. This much is true: never try to get in the way of a stationery shop that does not wish to remain stationary.
Calliope will join Comella’s, 43 Studios, Five Crows, H. Brandt Jewelry, Debsan Decorating Store, and more on that stretch of downtown.
Exterior clean-up in Natick Center
While not generating the sort of social media frenzy that helicopters flying overhead inevitably do, scaffolding against prominent buildings might also raise questions about what’s up.
As we suspected though, the exterior work taking place at the corner of Main Street and Rte. 135 isn’t overly exciting. Gary Stucchi of Stucchi Jewelers tells us it’s just some brick and lower roof repair. The building owners are repointing brick in the southeast corner and replacing the lower rubber roof above Stucchi Jewelers and Paper Fiesta. Next will be updates to the windows between the second floor and retail shops along and below the sign band, Stucchi says.
Way to keep Natick Center looking good…
We see that Natick General Store and Market is coming into 54-58 East Central Street, which was formerly occupied by a 7-11. (Most customers thought the 7-11 was actually a Tedeschi because of signage inside and out that identified it as such.)
Natick General Store and Market will become neighbors in that stretch to longtime businesses Shanghai & Tokyo; Adagio Salon & Spa; Excellent Cleaners; Fashion Nails; and Bill’s Pizzeria.
Beyond Natick—Sherborn Gallery & Gifts, 5 Washington St.
Just over the Natick border, Sherborn Gallery & Gifts has opened up at 5 Washington Street, Sherborn. A long dreamed-about project brought to reality by Landmark Residential’s Nora Lynch Smith, the cute spot offers handcrafted gifts, many of them by local makers; jewelry; pillows and throws; scented candles; and more.
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