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bCalm Power Yoga Set to Turn Up the Heat in Hopkinton

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Things are about to heat up in Hopkinton. In a few short weeks, bCalm Power Yoga will open its doors, offering physical fitness, stress reduction, and yes, some long-awaited, healing HEAT! Lesley Reilly, BCalm’s founder and owner, a certified instructor in the practice of Power Vinyasa Yoga, looks forward to sharing her belief that yoga is for everybody. Her bCalm Power Yoga studio will offer power yoga classes in a heated setting, which helps to cleanse the body and enhance flexibility and performance.

Weston Nurseries Hires Manager for New Garden Center

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Melissa Oothout will be joining the management team at Weston Nurseries as the Manager of the Garden Center in Chelmsford, Massachusetts due to open on March 1, 2011. Ootthout was previously the Annuals Supervisor for Weston Nurseries in Hopkinton.

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Ciao Time Restaurant and Catering Closing

At the end of next week, there will be one less place to eat in downtown Hopkinton. Denise Griben, owner of Ciao Time Restaurant and Catering, will be closing the restaurant portion of her business on Friday, February 25th.

Griben first opened at the 28 Main Street location in 2007, filling the space vacated by Café Italiano. In addition to wholesome, home cooked meals ready to go, Griben also served lunch and dinner during the week and had more recently added a Sunday brunch.

Business always slows down over the summer months, but this year it didn’t come back.

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Weston Nurseries to Open Second Garden Center

Weston Nurseries of Hopkinton is opening a second Garden Center in the spring. The new Garden Center, located at 160 Pine Hills Road in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, will officially open on March 1, 2011, followed by a grand opening event on April 30, 2011.

“A second location made sense for our business because we have a pretty well recognized name in the area,” said President Peter Mezitt. “We also have a strong management team here, so it didn’t cost us, per say, to open a second location.”

Chamber of Commerce to Lead Economic Development

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Plans are in the works for a whole new way to handle economic development in the town of Hopkinton and the Chamber of Commerce will lead the way in a newly formed partnership with the Town Manager’s Office and the Board of Selectmen.

“We want to work hand in hand with the Board of Selectmen and the Town Manager to create a marketing plan for the town,” said Chamber Executive Director Tim Kilduff. “We’d like to be the point person and we can start immediately and have an impact.”

Snappy Dogs Closes for Winter

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The Snappy Dogs hot dog stand, located in the parking lot of Colella's Supermarket will be closing for the winter. Saturday, November 20th will be the last day for hot dog lovers to get their fill. Owners Lisa Volpe Hachey and Teresa Boyce say they are thankful for all their loyal customers and look forward to their return again in April when they will re-open for the season.

Hiller's Cleaners Plans Move to Hitchings Hardware Site

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If George Vrahaliotis’ plans become reality, you’ll soon be able to do your grocery shopping and drop off your dry cleaning in one stop.

Vrahaliotis, the owner of Hiller’s Cleaners, wants to move his business from the 97 Main Street location to the site of the now vacant Hitchings Hardware building. Vrahaliotis plans to demolish the current building and build anew. His current site is too small and has too many walls to run efficiently says the Hopkinton businessman.

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