Monday, March 11, 2013
A local bank will relocate its current Newton Highlands location to a new spot on Walnut Street.
A familiar name in local banking will soon be moving into a new space in Newton Highlands. Brookline Bank has decided to relocate its Newton Highlands banking location to the former Bank of America space at 1160 Walnut St., according to Brookline Bank spokesman Peter Roveto. Roveto explained that the bank will eventually close its Newton Highlands branch at 34 Lincoln St. and reopen in the new space on Walnut Street. "[The Walnut Street location] is a much more enhanced banking facility," Roveto told Newton Patch. The new location provides more space, safe deposit boxes and more parking options, Roveto said. In addition, the new bank will be in a "more vibrant" location, as it will be situated right next to the Newton Highlands MBTA stop…
Friday, March 8, 2013
Chef Shiva Kumar and Chef/Owner Kannan Kesav tell Newton Patch why everyone- even meat-lovers- will love the fare at their new vegetarian/vegan restaurant in Newton Highlands.
If you have driven by the new Walnut Grille in Newton Highlands, you may have noticed their sign that touts the restaurant as being a “vegetarian and vegan experience.” And you may have asked yourself, “What exactly is a ‘vegetarian and vegan experience?’” According to Chef Shiva Kumar, one of five friends involved in the new venture, the answer is actually pretty simple. “So many vegetarian restaurants, restaurants in general, are just that --restaurants,” Kumar explains. “We wanted to attract people with more. When they come, they get the full experience- the food, the atmosphere, the music. The whole thing.” Kumar got his culinary training in his native India and has worked at restaurants across the US. Most recently, he worked for …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Starting next week, the new "vegetarian and vegan experience" will be offering lunch as well as dinner.
Newton's newest "vegetarian and vegan experience" is ready to open its doors in Newton Highlands. Walnut Grille, located at 1203 Walnut St., will open for dinner tonight, Feb. 28, co-owner Kaarthy Madhan told Newton Patch in an email this week. The Walnut Grille dinner menu boasts four pages of vegetarian-friendly soups, salads, entrees, side dishes, pizzas, smoothies, kids' meals and fresh-squeezed juices. Many of the dishes offer vegan options as well as gluten- and soy-free ingredients. According to Madhan, the restaurant will start its dinner service tonight and begin lunch service next week. Brunch will soon be available on the weekends as well. A take-out menu will also be available for locals who want a quick salad or a smoothie …
Monday, February 4, 2013
A sign posted on the door at 1203 Walnut St. indicates a new restaurant will soon be coming to Newton Highlands.
In addition to a new Rox Diner, it seems another restaurant will soon be moving into the Newton Highlands neighborhood. A "coming soon" sign for Walnut Grille recently appeared on the door of the former Christina's European Cafe Bistro at 1203 Walnut St. The sign indicates the new eatery will be a "vegetarian and vegan experience." The Walnut Grille owners applied for their all alcohol beverage and common victualler license at a Nov. 20, 2012 Newton Board of License Commissioners hearing, according to an agenda from the meeting. The agenda also indicates the owners applied for a weekly and Sunday entertainment license. According to the Board of License Commissioners document, the owners applied for restaurant hours to be Monday - Friday…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Wondering what to expect for the first annual Newton Highlands Holiday Stroll? Here is a list of participating businesses and the deals they plan to offer.
In addition to the sing-a-long, holiday tree lighting and Ca$h Mob events already planned for Friday's Newton Highlands Holiday Stroll, 20 businesses are also lined up to offer special treats and deals for the village event. The stroll will be held this Friday, Dec. 14 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Below is a list of participating businesses: Bread & Chocolate Green Planet Kids Indulge Newton House of Pizza Village Kids Davis Salon Limited Editions 51 Lincoln Marcia & Bea Antiques Skin Innovations Skin Care & Spa Town Cleaners Keller Williams Realty Walnut Market Lincoln Street Coffee Salon Capri One Stop Cleaners Indalo Gallery & Studio Lux Couture O'Haras Food & Spirits Eric Bleiler Jewelers List and information provided by the …
Monday, December 10, 2012
The stroll will be a festive night of shopping, singing and community fun.
Updated Dec. 11, 1:24 p.m. with additional details on the stroll. Shopping, wine tasting, hot cocoa, a tree lighting and a candlelight sing-a-long; it's the perfect recipe for a holiday celebration. The Newton Highlands community will bring all those festive ingredients together this Friday, Dec. 14 for the village's first Holiday Stroll. The event will take place on Lincoln Street and Walnut Street in Newton Highlands from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sponsored by the Newton Highlands Village Merchant Coalition, the Newton Highlands Holiday Stroll follows in the footsteps of the Arts Stroll & Shop, a similar community event that takes place in Newton Centre at the beginning of December. For those looking to shop local this holiday season, some …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The city is looking for feedback on a pilot program for the new electronic meters.
While you're out and about doing your small business shopping this holiday season, you may notice something different in Newton Highlands. The city recently installed a number of electronic parking meters along Lincoln Street in Newton Highlands as part of a 90-day trial period. Unlike the old meters currently used in most of the city, the new electronic meters can take payment from Visa and Master Card credit cards in addition to coins. Have you tried the new meters? What do you think? Tell us in the comments section below. The city is also looking for resident feedback on the meters through an online survey.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The vacant storefronts seem to be piling up in Newton Highlands -- what should fill the space at 1201 Walnut St.?
Welcome to Visions for Vacancies, a Patch feature and a place where you can weigh in with your ideas about what kind of businesses you’d like to see occupying empty storefronts around Newton. Each week, we’ll highlight a vacant building, storefront or structure around the city. Then, we’ll leave it you, the Newton community, to sound off on what you’d like to see there. This week we're at 1201 Walnut St., Newton Highlands. This storefront has easy access to the Newton Highlands MBTA station, a metered municipal lot, metered street parking as well as some free street parking. The shop is also easily accessed by Route 9 and has a fair amount of foot traffic with the Newton Highlands shopping district nearby and O'Hara's Pub next door. It …
Monday, August 13, 2012
The incident happened during the Monday morning commute.
Police spent part of Monday morning searching the area around the Newton Highlands T stop after a man was reportedly assaulted on a Green Line (D) train. According to Newton Police reports, the victim was on the train and talking on his cell phone when a man came up from behind and slapped the cell phone out of the victim's hand. Reports said the suspect also slapped the victim's face in the process. Following the incident, the suspect fled the train and ran off in an unknown direction. The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 27-years old, wearing a white t-shirt and jeans. He was also carrying a black backpack, reports said. Police canvassed the area around the T stop, including Station Avenue, with negative results. …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Staccato moved from the space last year. What should go in its place?
Welcome to Visions for Vacancies, a Patch feature and a place where you can weigh in with your ideas about what kind of businesses you’d like to see occupying empty storefronts around Newton. Each week, we’ll highlight a vacant building, storefront or structure around the city. Then, we’ll leave it you, the Newton community, to sound off on what you’d like to see there. This week' we're at 41 Lincoln St. in Newton Highlands, the former location for Staccato. The Lincoln Street shopping district features a variety of boutiques, hair salons and cafes. The area has metered on-street parking, some free parking on side streets as well as a metered municipal lot. The area also gets a considerable amount of foot traffic with the Newton Highlands…