The retail community in Watertown showed signs of life in 2012, with new restaurants, stores and more coming to town, but the economic news was not all rosy and we said goodbye to some local businesses.
Sports Authority and Stephanie's Boutique opened in the Arsenal Mall, and Arsenal Wine & Spirits opened near Watertown Square in 2012.
One of the more popular businesses to open in 2011, was one of the unfortunate ones to make the closed list in 2012. Maximo's Takeout closed its doors for good at the end of the year.
The Upper Crust also closed in the last part of the year. It is unclear, however, if it is gone for good or whether it will reopen after being purchased recently by a former owner of the pizza chain.
Cakes Bakery on Galen Street also closed its doors this year.
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