Monday, April 29, 2013
From live music to a variety of food and drinks, patrons can enjoy a living-room atmosphere at the local eatery in Dedham Square.
The Paradise Cafe in Dedham Square is the perfect destination for live music, good food and spirits. Every Friday and Saturday night, the local eatery features a different band performing a wide range of music, from blues to soul, as well as jazz and rock. Patrons can sit back and lounge on the comfortable couches in front of a gas fireplace while enjoying your glass of wine or featured brews. The Paradise Cafe's art gallery features a semi-monthly rotation of art exhibits. If you would like to show your works please contact owner Ali Koushan via: email@example.com. Dedham Patch sat down with Koushan to talk about what makes the Paradise Cafe a special place to go in Dedham Center. Dedham Patch: How long have you been in …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Gone are the days of having to rely on your “brick and mortar” store to drive shoppers to your business. These days, traveling retailers can make a sale with just the touch of a button and the swipe of a credit card via their smartphone
No matter how large or small the business, employees don’t even need to be near their store’s credit card processor to make a credit transaction with their customer.Using smartphone credit card readers, businesses have the capability of taking their sales to the next level, but Better Business Bureau is advising business owners to make sure that such a system is right for their business. For businesses looking to add the credit card reader capability to their sales, BBB recommends the following tips: Do your research. Just like a land line-based credit card system, you’ll need a merchant account to process payments, a scanner device to read the card, and software (app) to make it run. Don’t skimp on research. Start with your bank or …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
The Oakdale Square store will go in front of the Board of Selectmen Thursday evening.
Tedeschi executives and Ziad Greige, owner of the Dedham store, have proposed major renovations to the Oakdale Square location, but plans could hinge on a beer and wine alcohol license for the store. Greige's plan calls for an overhaul in the product he offers in the store in an attempt to offer more goods that a shopper can find in a grocery store. "We are changing everything inside and out," Greige said in a phone interview Wednesday. "We are going to work with the neighbors with how the store will look." Greige, a Dedham resident, plans to bring in fresh produce, more meats, sandwiches and beer and wine. "That's the whole idea - one-stop shop for everything," he said. "There is nothing around, if you want meat you have to go to Stop …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
With many projects at different stages, where should the town's focus be?
The new Avery Elementary School is months away from its scheduled opening - and as kids move in, construction crews will set-up in Dedham Square for the $6.1 million overhaul. Those are just two of the bigger stories Dedham Patch will be following in 2012, but there are a few others that deserve the town's attention this year. Another project, in its infancy, will look to gain momentum and support in 2012. A pilot dog park opened in Novemeber and supporters are looking for a forever home for residents to take their dogs throughout the year. As town officials closely watch how taxpayer money is being used, the town is looking into ways to help small business owners survive the economic crisis by keeping property taxes low - while not …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Business owners are encouraged to claim listings in Patch Places to better promote their business and inform Dedham Patch readers.
When Dedham Patch launched in Aug. 2010, editors and freelancers ventured to local businesses in order to collect information for our directory. Now, 17 months later, Patch Places is a spot where users can find descriptions, hours, accepted payment methods, and much more for spots around town. All users can add events taking place at local spots, can rate the business on a scale of one to five stars, and can add a review. But owners of local businesses get extra bonuses when they claim a listing. Owners or managers should search for their business listing and select "claim you listing" in order to make updates to the page. A form will pop up asking for your name, contact information, and proof of ownership. Within a few days, someone from …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Artists will help raise money for the new center with 20 painted rabbit sculptures.
The arts will be hopping this spring – all around Dedham. Modeled after nearly 300 successful public art projects around the country, the Dedham Public Art Project has been unveiled this month, which will result in 20 artist-painted fiberglass rabbit sculptures placed across town in high-visibility locations starting in spring 2012. Each 5-foot-high rabbit will be painted by a juried selection of local artists – and each sponsored by local businesses, individuals and organizations. At the conclusion of the public display over several months, the completed sculptures will be auctioned off to support the proposed Mother Brook Arts & Community Center being considered as a new use for the current Avery Elementary School. As part of the project…
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Dedham selectmen and assessors will research a state law that allows for reduced taxes for small businesses.
Dedham Board of Selectman chairman Jim MacDonald asserted that the board and town assessors will propose a Town Meeting warrant article in May that would seek a property tax break for small businesses. "That will be done for the Town Meeting," MacDonald said at Thursday's meeting. MacDonald made the promise after a lengthy debate on how the town splits its tax levy between residents and businesses and how a high tax rate has hurt small businesses in recent years. The board voted Thursday to split the tax increase almost evenly between commercial and residential properties. The commercial tax rate remains nearly twice that of residential rates. State legislation allows selectmen to reduce the assessed value of a business up to 10 percent, …
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Check out our list of great gifts for men that you can find within Dedham.
The stereotype goes that men are impossible to shop for as the holidays approach. You want to be creative, but many options just aren't on the table. We're here to help. Find that perfect gift for him without having to go outside of Dedham.
Friday, December 2, 2011
The Dedham Board of Selectmen set the fiscal year 2012 tax rate Thursday evening.
Since 2006, small businesses like Centre Deli in Dedham Square have watched their tax bills climb - more than doubling in the past six years. The Dedham Board of Selectmen voted Thursday evening to lessen the burden in an attempt to spread the pain evenly between residents and business owners. "In my term here, this is the hardest vote I've ever had to do. I can see pain on both sides," said chairman Jim MacDonald, who has served on the Board of Selectmen since 1993. "There's nobody in this room that doesn't know the burden on the small businesses owner in town. Conversely, they know the burden on an individual on a fixed-income." Commercial property owners will pay $32.20 for every $1,000 their business' assesed value. Residents will pay…
Sunday, November 27, 2011
The family jewelers return to Dedham, where they once had a store for 12 years.
After years away from bustling Providence Highway, the Karten family has returned to Dedham. Diamond Guild, owned by Louis Karten, held its grand opening last week to celebrate its move from Cobb’s Corner in Canton to Legacy Place in Dedham. “Legacy Place draws from a wider radius, so it was a logical move for us,” Karten said. “I don’t have to give anyone directions to get here.” In 1945, Karten’s grandfather opened the first Kartens Jewelers, which had a location for 12 years in the Dedham Mall. In 1995, the company sold all 20 stores to Zales Corp., and Karten went into the production business as Jewelry Solutions, which he still runs. But then Karten said he got the “itch” to get back into retail 7 years ago and opened a store in Cobb’…