Our roundup of the latest business news from Wellesley, Mass.:
Heroes Fitness expands in Central Street storefront
Connor Griffin, founder and personal trainer at Heroes Fitness at Wellesley Squareindicates that the business is expanding beyond its space in the lower part of 98 Central St., to the top floor, with front access between the Lockheart restaurant and MiniLuxe (formerly Dunkin’ Donuts).
“So we’ll have 2 full floors of gymnasiums,” says Griffin. “Now, with the expansion, we will have a full class schedule and gym membership open as well as new trainers for personal training. We are planning to do a grand opening on September 12-13.
Jejes Coffeehouse is getting closer
When Jejes Coffeehouse opens at 259 Washington St., hopefully by the end of next month, it will be celebrating more than its arrival in Wellesley.
The little cafe’s sister company, Jejes Coffee Roasters in Sharon, just won two bronze medals at golden beanwhich bills itself as the biggest coffee roasting competition in the world.
Jejes Coffeehouse Manager Duse Lee says, “We submitted four categories (espresso, milk, filter and alternative milk) from three roasts: Jeju, Dokdo and Dohl. Dohl and Dokdo received bronze in the espresso and milk categories, which are the backbone of any cafe.
Jejes owner Sunny Lee started roasting coffee in South Korea about 12 years ago and upon arriving in the United States roasted for his family and friends before launching the business in 2020.
While researching Wellesley’s location, Lee says Jejes’ team tried a few cafes in Wellesley and found their offerings to be very different. “We realized Wellesley needed a cafe that offered specialty coffee,” Lee said.
Although you have a little longer to wait until Jejes opens here, you can order their products online.
In addition to coffee, Jejes will sell baked goods including cookies, scones and muffins, as well as various cold and hot beverages. The business will focus primarily on takeout given its small space and will operate weekdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“When we’re ready, we’ll add more dessert options that go well with coffee and aren’t too sweet so people can experience the true taste of coffee,” Lee says.
Charles River Regional Chamber Hosts Meet and Greet
Dozen of Charles River Regional Chamber members and guests tuned into the Linden Square courtyard on Thursday morning for, dare we say it, a truly live networking event.
It was nice to meet some of our readers whom we previously only knew from email or comments left on our sites, as well as others curious about our Swellesley Report and Natick Report sites.
Banking, fitness, publishing and home health were among the areas represented by those met at the event. Husband and wife teams, like ours, also seemed in vogue.
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