Beyond Retail

Monday, April 23, 2007

Bad Time Emporium?

Last month, the owner of Good Time Emporium noted that he was considering moving the operation to the former Sam's Club in Natick to make way for the long-awaited Somerville IKEA.

Bostonist has a recent piece about some issues at the Emporium... An officer on detail work had his pepper spray taken and sprayed by a drunken customer. And not just that, but after leaving on the morning of April 21, a customer was shot at a nearby intersection. There's plenty more at

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Maybe I'm the only one who finds this story funny...

The best stories from the MetroWest Daily News usually regard when the Store 24 in Downtown Framingham is robbed multiple times in one night. But this item actually occurred at the Natick Collection....
"Following a heated fight with his ex-boyfriend at the Natick Mall on Saturday night, a Framingham man was arrested after he punched out the passenger-side mirror on his ex's car, police said."

"According to a police report, Soberano allegedly chased his ex-boyfriend out of the mall and into the Lord & Taylor parking lot just after 7 p.m. The man jumped into his silver 2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue and locked the doors while holding Soberano's cell phone and keys."

"He refused to return the belongings, causing Soberano to become aggressive, police said. Soberano then struck the car's passenger-side mirror."

The full ordeal is at