Monday, May 6, 2013
The new shops will be moving into empty storefronts on Centre Street.
It looks as though Newton is about to get another dose of "FroYo." The Irvine, Calif.-based Yogurtland will soon open a location at 1231 Centre St. in Newton Centre. Although the Yogurtland website does not list its new Newton location, part of the storefront at 1231 Centre St. is covered in a large Yogurtland poster confirming the arrival of the self-serve frozen yogurt shop. Yogurtland announced late last year its plans to open 20 new locations in the Boston area. According to the Newton Board of License Commissioners' April 16, 2013 agenda, Yogurtland plans to be open Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. This will be the second frozen yogurt shop in Newton Centre and the fourth in the city, joining …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Residents are reminded to lock their car doors and remove valuables from the vehicles.
The Newton Police Department is currently investigating a rash of car breaks that occurred overnight in Newton Centre. According to Newton Police, the majority of the car break-ins occurred on streets near the intersection of Langley Road and Beacon Street, including Elgin Street and Leeson Lane. Police said roughly a dozen break-ins were reported, all of which happened late Tuesday night (April 2) or early this morning. In almost all cases, the cars were left unlocked, police said. As of 2 p.m. Wednesday (April 3), police had filed roughly have of the break-in reports, which included: Residents are reminded to lock their vehicles and to remove any valuables from cars. If residents see something suspicious, they should call the Newton …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The incident happened shortly before noon today.
Newton Police arrested two females and one male earlier this afternoon after they allegedly attempted to break into a home on Langley Road in Newton Centre. According to an alert sent by Newton Police Tuesday afternoon, the incident was reported just before noon Tuesday in the 180 block of Langley Road. The three parties were arrested in the area after being positively identified by the victim, the alert said. Additional details on the incident and the arrested parties were not immediately available. Newton Patch will update the story with more information as it becomes available.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Appetito in Newton Centre is participating in the annual Super Hunger Brunch.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
A joint advisory planning group has studied the land and the 85-year-old building and suggested the space could be used for a restaurant or market.
If you had 16,000 square feet of land in Newton Centre, what would you do with the space? That is the question the city is facing right now in considering its options for the Health & Human Services Department building located at 1294 Centre St. In September 2011, the city's Health & Human Services Department declared the 85-year-old building and its land as surplus, leaving it available for other uses. The Newton Centre property is a 16,160-square-foot parcel with a building that has 4,800 square feet of usable space, according to city documents. Built in 1927, the building is listed on the National Register of Historical Places and was one of the five original branches of the Newton public library system. According to a memo from the …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Sycamore General Manager Zach Lieberman has a very clear sense of what he, owner/chef David Punch, and the whole team want for their new Newton Centre restaurant.
Three days after Sycamore quietly opened its doors -- and following months of anticipation and buzz -- Zach Lieberman says that he isn’t nearly as nervous as he thought he’d be in his first gig as a general manager. That could be because, for a young man, Lieberman has an impressive amount of experience. Raised in Lexington, Lieberman dropped out of high school at 16 and quickly found a job as an expediter (making sure food came out of the kitchen and to the diners correctly and quickly) at Lexx, a then-new restaurant in his hometown. From there he moved onto Craigie Street Bistro and then to Oleana. Finally, after some travel, Lieberman landed at Island Creek Oyster Bar. But it was a chance encounter with old friend Lydia Reichert, with …
Monday, December 17, 2012
After months of anticipation by eager diners, Sycamore in Newton Centre has quietly opened.
Teasing its potential patrons with pictures of décor, food and drink on Twitter and Facebook, David Punch’s new restaurant Sycamore is now serving dinner Sunday – Thursday from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Cocktails and “small bites” are served until midnight every night. Their menu includes starters such as Vermont rabbit terrine (pickled scarlet turnips, pumpkin-quince marmalade), main dishes including black sea bass (crispy potatoes, artichokes, garlic confit, herb puree) and "le steak frites" (grilled top steak, aioli, red wine jus, marrow herb butter) and desserts like warm buttermilk beignets (apple cider caramel, burnt cinnamon anglaise). Food blogger Lin of Beantown Eats said via Twitter that …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The Arts Stroll & Shop will take place this Sunday, Dec. 2 from noon - 6 p.m. Check out the map below on your smartphone/tablet or print it out to take with you. (Map updated on Nov. 29).
Are you ready to stroll and shop? Newton businesses, restaurants and arts organizations are coming together for the Newton Cultural Alliance's Second Annual Arts Stroll & Shop in Newton Centre. The event will take place on Sunday, Dec. 2 from noon - 6 p.m. and will transform Newton Centre into a "vintage main street" where residents can enjoy a bit of holiday shopping, dining, music and local art. According to Newton Cultural Alliance (NCA) Program Director Kara Robbins, the NCA is expecting as many as 40 businesses and at least 100 artists and musicians to join the Stroll & Shop festivities this year. A full list of participating businesses and restaurants is available on the NCA website. And check out the map above for more details on …
The new restaurant, launched by David Punch of Ten Tables, is set to open sometime next month.
Although Newton Centre's newest restaurant, Sycamore, is not set to open until sometime next month, the chef and owners have sent out a sneak peek of the restaurant's new menus. In an email sent earlier this month to mailing list subscribers, the folks at Sycamore offered up details on the upcoming offerings for dinner, wine, beer and cocktails. Flip through the menu previews in the .pdf section to the right. One disclaimer: the menu items are "subject to change upon market availability," the email said. Ten Tables owner David Punch and partner Shane Smyth are behind the new restaurant venture at 755 Beacon St. The two announced over the summer their plans to open the new eatery, which is located in the former John Dewar & Co. space. …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
You ask, Patch answers.
Last week, one of Newton Patch's readers submitted a question on our Facebook page asking about Tess & Carlos, a women's clothing boutique in Newton Centre. The shop, which is located on Centre Street, has been in Newton Centre for 14 years. The business has three other loations in Concord, Cambridge and Rochester, NY. Currently, the storefront is covered in brown paper and the door is locked. We thought this was a perfect question for You Ask, Patch Answers. Well, we walked down to Newton Centre recently and found a sign on the door of the shop stating that the business has moved. Here's what the note reads: WE HAVE MOVED! To our loyal customers: Thank you for the 14 wonderful years of business you have given to us in Newton! Please visit…