Saturday, October 20, 2012
The board said Watertown already has enough 24-hour shops in the Watertown Square area.
The owners of 7-Eleven in Watertown Square told the Licensing Board they wanted to boost their business by staying open 24 hours a day, but the board rejected the application Thursday night saying that the area already has enough 24-hour businesses. The store at 3 Mt. Auburn Street opened in August 2011, and has struggled, said Rick Mann, the attorney for the property owner. "(Business) has not been overwhelming. It is lower than expected," Mann said. "We attribute part of that to not having 24 hour operation." Extending the hours would mean hiring two more employees and neighbors supported the idea, Mann said. "We had 100 people sign a petition to ask that the store be open 24 hours, including 12 business owners from the area," Mann said…
Friday, September 28, 2012
Where can you celebrate National Coffee Day in Watertown with a free cup of coffee?
If the first words out of your mouth every morning are, “I’ll have a large coffee”—or if you can’t even speak until after you’ve had your java fix—there's a national holiday created especially for you. America will put staunch tea drinkers to shame on National Coffee Day tomorrow, Sept. 29, when coffee fiends can rejoice and celebrate their beloved coffee bean with free brew from several national chains. Many local cafes and businesses are participating in the national celebration. Area Dunkin' Donuts cafes are offering their 1-pound coffee bag for sale at just $5.99 Friday and Saturday. Starbucks is also doing a special sale, offering a buy-one-get-one on boxes of Starbucks blend K-cups. (Woburn Patch picked up the Blonde blend this week…
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The man got angry because the store would not sell him cigarettes.
A man smashed a window at the 7-Eleven in Watertown Square before running into Watertown Square. The dispute started when the suspect tried to buy cigarettes at the store on Mt. Auburn Street, said Watertown Police Sgt. Thomas Grady. "He was unsatisfied that the sales clerk would not sell him cigarettes," Grady said. "The man leaves the store and throws something at the window." The cost of replacing the 6-foot-by-10-foot window is $700, Grady said. "The person fled on foot toward Watertown Square with a witness pursuing," Grady said. "The witness lost him near the Charles River Path." Police are examing store security video to try to identify the person who broke the window, Grady said.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The convenience stores will provide drinks to cool off on Thursday.
July 11, 7/11, is a big day for 7-Eleven, and 8,200 stores nationwide will particpate in Slurpee giveaways on Wednesday. Stores will be giving away free 7.11 ounce Slurpees. The special offer runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at participating stores. There are two 7-Eleven stores in Watertown, at 3 Mt. Auburn St. and 650 Mt. Auburn St. To find other stores taking part in the giveaway, you can use the timeRAZOR app which will show the nearest store participating.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Slurpees for 7 cents and hot dogs for 11 cents at the event.
7-Eleven will open a new location at 3 Mt. Auburn St. in Watertown Square and the convenience store invites people in for cheap drinks and food. The opening celebration will feature free samples, 7-cent Slurpee frozen drinks and 11-cent Big Bite hot dogs, brain-freezing music by DJ Slurpee, games for all ages, and a chance to spin the “Oh Thank Heaven” prize wheel for free food and drink products from 7-Eleven, according to the announcement sent out by 7-Eleven. The celebration will be Thursday, Aug. 25, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the release said. All guests can enter to win a $100 convenience card from 7-Eleven in exchange for a donation to the Watertown Boys & Girls Club, free temporary tattoos and balloons, and other surprises. A previous …
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Argument over money order got heated, Dorchester man assaulted clerk.
A Dorchester man was arrested after he assaulted a clerk with a lollipop display stand at 7-Eleven on Mt. Auburn Street on Monday. Watertown Police officer Sheila Grady-Duguay responded to the call from the store reporting a man making a disturbance, at 12:09 p.m. "(Grady-Duguay) observed a male swinging a gallon bottle of blue windshield-wiper fluid over his head and slamming it on the counter sending blue liquid into the air," said Police Lt. Michael Lawn. Grady-Duguay also saw the man, identified later as Jose R. Rosario, 28, of 22 Roseclair St., Apt. 2 in Dorchester, throwing items and swinging things at the clerk. "He was swinging a lollipop display tree in an aggressive manner," Lawn said. "She ordered him to drop the display tree …