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Rollie takes a break – variety store changes hands

Moving On

by Janet Stoica

Thompson, Conn. – “My name will stay on the store, but I won’t be seeing my great and loyal customers every day,” said Rollie, “that’s the part I’ll miss most of all.” After 20 years of ownership and meeting and greeting hundreds, if not thousands, of regular customers, Roland Fitts, Jr. has decided to take a break.

About two weeks ago, Rollie left his variety store at 1213 Thompson Road in Thompson for good.... Read More

Getting down to Bizʽnessʼ on Dudley’s main drag

By Rod Lee

A word of advice that Arvind Basil gives his children is “it doesn’t matter what career path you choose, but do it with sincerity.” Owner of Biz Imprints, a one-stop customized-products store located at 185 W. Main St. in Dudley, Mr. Basil—an infectiously positive and industrious man—has lived that philosophy himself. “Back in India,” he said the afternoon of March 26th, “I was a builder for nineteen years. I developed the... Read More

Golden Greek Restaurant, at 15 years, is a vision fulfilled

By Rod Lee

There were no guarantees when Wayne Nadeau opened Golden Greek Restaurant on Thompson Road at Lake St. in Webster in March of 2003.

But in taking over a building previously occupied by The Big Apple, a produce market, Mr. Nadeau knew he could draw on the many years of experience in the food business he had accumulated from a young age.

“I’ve done everything. Bus boy, waiter, bartender, dishwasher, cook—the... Read More

April 13, 2018 Blackstone Valley South

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