Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Liz Kowalczyk and Priyanka Dayal McCluskey Globe Staff January 13, 2019 Need an X-ray and stitches to go along with your burrito and office supplies?Urgent care centers, walk-in clinics that treat a range of pressing medical issues, are proliferating in crowded shopping centers and along busy roads across the state, especially in affluent suburbs. One 2-mile stretch of Route 9 will soon have four urgent care centers, the newest next to a Chipotle and a Staples in Natick. Chestnut Hill has three within a 15-minute drive, and Cambridge, four. But no companies have rushed to open urgent care centers in Dorchester, Roxbury, or other lower-income neighborhoods in Boston. Advertisement The explosion of the urgent care industry is reshaping the health care landscape in Massachusetts and across the country. A state commission counted 150 urgent care centers last year, … [Read more...] about Urgent care centers proliferate in Mass., but fewer low-income patients have access
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By Rene Wisely Free Press special writer Published 6:15 AM EST Nov 5, 2018 A hip barber shop in Hazel Park, handmade furniture in Ferndale and El Salvador flavors in Oak Park are among what’s new or coming soon to southeast Oakland County. Berkley Zalman's Treasures, has purchased and renovated the former Curves at 3895 12 Mile Road and will relocate its jewelry store from Oak Park in November, doubling the space and expanding its inventory, particularly its estate presence, said owner Brian Zifkin. The new digs mean the store will have a separate showroom for bridal, which often acts as a classroom for those wanting to learn about diamonds. Zalman’s Treasures also offers a large collection of upscale sterling silver jewelry that has the look of precious metal. Zifkin, who designs his own pieces, using his background as an engineer to create, said a jeweler will be on site to complete repairs in house, something the store … [Read more...] about New shops and restaurants coming, going in southeast Oakland Co.
A rendering shows what the proposed Santa Clara Agrihood project, which combines housing and farmland, could look like. (Photo courtesy of the Core Companies) Condo units are under constrcution at The Cannery development in Davis, California, on Friday, October 19, 2018. The development is an example of an “Agrihood” — an increasingly popular design that incorporates farms with housing developments. (LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group) A tractor and other farm equipment rest on the farmland at The Cannery development in Davis, California, on Friday, October 19, 2018. The development is an example of an “Agrihood” — an increasingly popular design that incorporates farms with housing developments. (LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group) The Cannery “Agrihood” development incorporates farms with housing developments in Davis, California, on Friday, October 19, 2018. T(LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group) From left, Kim Middleton, … [Read more...] about Farm-fresh housing in Silicon Valley: Innovative plan to combine housing, farmland nears vote
Molly King scans the racks at the Halloween BOO-tique at Arc’s Value Village in Richfield on a recent October afternoon. Here’s a gown that could be distressed for a zombie bride. “Zombies are huge,” says King, marketing manager for the nonprofit thrift stores and donation centers. There’s a ’90s dress that could be part of a Spice Girls costume. “Everything that’s old is new again,” King says. Here’s an accessory that could be used as part of a “Black Panther” costume. “Creativity is the new currency,” says King. “We try to help people think outside the pre-packaged costume.” Since it’s that time of year again — that time when we haunt thrift stores and vintage shops in search of Halloween costumes and props — we thought we’d tell you about a few of our favorite thrifty places to shop (all year round). Arc’s Value Village “We restock daily,” … [Read more...] about Reuse, recycle and reimagine: A few of our favorite shops, just in time for Halloween
Northfield, in the Cannon River Valley, is not only a destination as a college town. The home to both St. Olaf and Carleton colleges, the city just 40 miles south of the Twin Cities is ideal for a day trip, offering plenty of options to shop, eat and play. When it comes to shopping, the downtown retail district spanning three blocks along Division Street is home to several unique, locally owned boutiques offering a variety of fashion, gift and home items. Antiques and art lovers also will find themselves with plenty of options. SHOPPING: DIVISION STREET WEST Start on Division Street at the historic Archer House River Inn, where Paper Paper Petalum boasts one of the best selections of gifts around, from cookbooks and kitchen gadgets to Abdallah chocolates and other Minnesota-made finds. The spot is also a place to score quality Scandinavian gift items. Also at the inn, A Bag Lady women’s boutique stocks handbags galore as well as other fashion … [Read more...] about Day trip to Northfield: College town offers select shopping, superb dining