Annie's Book Stop a Haven for Bibliophiles, More Nearby Business News

A look at the most recent business news and comings and goings in the Sharon area during the last week.


Small Business Q&A: Annie's Book Stop

This week, Sharon Patch checked in with Merry Cutler, owner of Annie’s Book Stop on South Main Street in Sharon to talk about the local business.

The bookstore sells new and used books, and offers a credit system in which customers bring their paperbacks in and receive a credit worth about 15 percent of the cover price. Credits can be applied for one-half of the customer's total purchase. Annie's has about 50,000 books in stock on a given day.


Business Q&A: Richard Lewis Formal Wear

Patch recently chatted with fashion consultant Danny Goldsmith at Richard Lewis Formal Wear on Washington Street in Canton to discuss their recent move and how things are going during prom and wedding season.

Richard Lewis Formal Wear offers rentals and sales. They sell suits, sports jackets, blazers and dress pants. Most purchases come with free alterations and hand-on tailoring by the owner Kevin McCormick.


Small Business Q&A: Olivadi

We spoke with Olivadi General Manager Peter McDonough recently about what the must-have dishes are at the restaurant.

Olivadi on Guild Street in Norwood is open for lunch and dinner and features a separate bar menu.

They recently changed their drink menu and will be putting out a spring menu at the beginning of June. Their patio is opening this week as well. 


Red Cherry to Open in Walpole Next Week

Donna and Bill Sidiropoulos never thought they’d be opening up a frozen yogurt store but here they are in Walpole doing just that.

“We just thought this was a really interesting and fun concept,” Donna Sidiropoulos said.

The concept is Red Cherry, a self serve frozen yogurt shop located at the corner of Main and Front streets. Looking into the building, you can see seven self serve machines. Sidiropoulos said they will have 21 different flavors, seven different syrups (chocolate, caramel, etc.) and 50 toppings for the store.

The Sidiropoulos' said it was their daughter, Evelynn who sold them on starting the business.

“She was very excited about it,” Donna said. “She said it was something we should look into and she really sold us on the idea, and she’s going to run the business.”

Donna Sidiropoulos added if everything goes according to plan they should have the business up and running by Wednesday, May 22.


Small Business Q&A: Isabella

Patch stopped in Isabella on High Street in Dedham recently to talk with Day Manager Jeannie Stapleton about what makes their downtown restaurant a success and see how they've been faring with the construction going on.

Isabella offers American bistro cuisine with separate menus for lunch and dinner. The restaurant is open from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch and then opens back up from 5 to 10 p.m.


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