The latest Natick, Mass., business news:
Natick native boosts Leonard Nimoy statue fund
Rich Miner, who grew up in Natick and went on to co-found the firm that created Android software, has reportedly put a six figure donation into the fund to built a Vulcan salute statue at the Museum of Science in Boston in honor of actor Leonard Nimoy.
According to Axios, “Miner told Axios that he has fond memories of growing up a young geek in Natick, Massachusetts, watching reruns of every episode of the original TV show.”
The sculpture is being crafted by local artist David Phillips.
We visited Maine Girl Cupcakes across from Natick Common to see what all the fuss is about. The cute interior has two display cases of cupcakes and just enough room behind the counter for owner Kristen Littlefield and an assistant to move in concert as they serve customers. I joined the line of five cupcake connoisseurs who had beaten me to the 13 S. Main St. storefront. (Fans are aware that Littlefield’s cupcakes often sell out early).
High-end ingredients in every one of the made-from-scratch goodies are what drive the business’ success. “People keep telling me this is just what Natick needed,” Littlefield said.
We brought home a half dozen, and they disappeared, fast. High marks for The Camper (chocolate cupcake with marshmallow buttercream and graham cracker crumbs, and The Cheesecake (vanilla cupcake with strawberry filling, cream cheese buttercream, and graham cracker crumbs).
Maine Girl Cupcakes
13 S. Main St., Natick, MA
Hours: closed Sunday, Monday & Tuesday; Wednesday, noon-6pm; Thursday, noon-6pm; Friday, noon-6pm; Saturday, 10am-4pm
PuroClean opens shop
PuroClean, a property restoration and remediation business, has opened a location in Natick at 841 Worcester St., suite 334.
The franchise is owned by Nigel Belgrave, who also owns PuroClean of Auburn, which has been open since 2015.
Belgrave is a US Air Force veteran, where he served as a medic. He also has a management background in banking, call centers, and small business.
Belgrave and his team actually have been serving the Natick area for a while and wanted to be able to provide faster service by locating here.
PuroClean has a network of more than 400 offices.
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