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    1. See you there! Looking forward to talking with everyone about the Women Entrepreneurs’ group within AE, and what kinds of activities we’d like to create for it!

      • Hello, Jeanette. You can use code 2440xlp to register for membership. I see you’re with We Work. Sounds interesting! I’d love to meet.

        Best, Margy Rydzynski, Founder and Community Manager, Arlington Entrepreneurs.

    2. I would love to come to this event, but have something else at the same time – another entrepreneurial networking event, actually! It meets every other Friday morning, so hopefully it won’t conflict with your next gathering. I’m looking forward to meeting all of you! Steph

    3. I was hoping to find a listing of local businesses to be able to checkout and hopefully hire – do you have to be a member to do that?

      • Hello, June. Can you tell me a little bit about your business? Are you located in the Arlington, MA or Eastern Massachusetts? I tried your website at mediamasters.biz but couldn’t open it. We do have lists you can sort by type of business, but I’d like to know a bit more about what you do first.

        Many thanks,
        Margy Rydzynski

    4. I live in W. Medford, but Arl. Ctr. has been my default shopping area. It’s sad to see this happening to what had been a thriving community of mom and pop shops. I can’t imagine the greed of the landlords involved – it seems as if they are chopping off their feet. If the intent is to turn AC into another Harvard Sq., then it will certainly lose more customers to towns like Medford, Melrose and even Hudson (check it out) where young entrepreneurs are making inroads.

    5. Heads Up Salon has relocated / colocated across the street to share the space with European Hair Design on Medford Street. Inside, that place is like a time machine to 1978, complete with an 8-track tape player!

    6. Hi! I live with my partner in Brattle Square and love your post. More people need to read this! Has it appeared in the local papers as well? Arlington Center is distinct from so many other local squares because it is still, at it’s heart, unique and local! I love hearing my visiting friends and family get excited when they see an independently owned, year-round costume shop next to a music center, only a few blocks from a used book store and a theater. There really is no place like Arlington Center. There are things that property owners and management companies can do to keep it so attractive. They do have some power to choose their rates and their tenants. I hope these companies and individuals see that there is profit to be made in keeping Arlington Center unique and local.

      • Thanks, Abra. We all feel the same way about it! A few folks have suggested I get this post into some local papers. So far it’s appeared in yourarlington.com. I’m going to see if I can also get it into the Arlington Advocate and the Arlington Patch. Thanks again!

        • Awesome! I look forward to seeing it out there! Perhaps the Cambridge Chronicle? I know a bunch of grad students who have moved up to Arlington recently, some of whom are studying urban planning. It sounds like this has the makings of a great research project as well.

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