What business (or type of business) would you like to see open in Weston this year?
It's a new year, full of new surprises and new opportunities. For today's Speak Up topic, we want to know what business you'd like to see in Weston. Are you tired of leaving town to find a shoe store? Are you hoping against hope that a Trader Joe's appears on Weston's landscape? Maybe it's just more restaurants or more coffee shops? Whatever it is, we want you to tell us about it in the comments: What business do you hope to see come to Weston in 2013? P.S. Dream big! Don't worry about permits or approvals -- just tell us what you'd like to see.
Despite some economic challenges, cosmetics boutique owner says she's "encouraged" by recent trends.
If it’s difficult launching a small business in a down economy, what’s it like starting a small business within a small business? For Candace Evans-Lucas, it’s been many things. Two years ago, Evans-Lucas opened The Candy Bar, a high-end cosmetics boutique located within Wendy Wheeler on Boston Post Road. The boutique is a culmination of a major career switch; Evans-Lucas is a journalist by trade, having completed a master’s program at Boston University and worked in television sports news for some years until, she said, “I just knew I wasn’t very happy, and makeup was always something I loved. I’m a product junkie.” As such, she went to work for Lancome until her first child was born, then parlayed the training she got there into doing …