The latest Natick, Mass., business news:
Natick’s Night Out is Nov. 16
Natick Center businesses want to help you get some holiday shopping done early, as in this Thursday, Nov. 16, when Natick’s Night Out will take place.
Hedgehog Belly/The Hive & others will take part, as will Dion’s, with a wine tasting at 5pm. Popups will take place at various shops, including Calliope Paperie with a a pop-up by Solette Beauty (formerly Fiorella Soapery), and Five Crows, which will have a pop-up shop with Natick artist Liza Curtis, plus red sangria mock-tails.
Diving into a new child care facility
It’s impossible to replace the unique combination of a diving shop and church at 247 West Central St., so The Learning Experience will go with a more tradition use: a child care facility. An applicant has filed paperwork with the town for a franchise that will serve up to about 150 kids from infants to age six, plus after school programs for school-age children.
In Massachusetts, The Learning Experience operates day care facilities in Foxboro, Milford, Littleton, Dedham, Billerica, and Andover, and is building centers in Franklin and North Andover.
Natick lawyer recognized for pro bono work
Lawyers Alliance for New York has recognized Natick resident and attorney Alvin Benjamin Carter III of Brown Rudnick LLP, with an Institutional Cornerstone Award for using “his vast expertise in corporate law, intellectual property, and music to assist a nonprofit organization serving mostly Latino youth and families in the South Bronx with a jazz album and a documentary film.” The Alliance gave out awards to firms and individuals providing outstanding pro bono work in NYC.