Moving to Traver Village
Frames Unlimited is moving into what used to be Tortoise and Hare Running & Fitness Center, which hopped a few doors down the block last July. "It's a smaller space. We're next to Crown House, which cut its space in half," says Matt Holappa, co-owner, along with his mom, Karen Holappa, who founded the store more than twenty-five years ago.
Tortoise and Hare, 2621 Plymouth Rd., 623-9640. Mon-Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. tortoiseandhare.com
In the case of Domino's, the move from the Nixon Road side of Plymouth Mall to the highly visible end cap of Traver Village fronting on Plymouth Road was part of a "re-imaging" project. It's one of the first sixty-five Domino's outlets to add seating and an open kitchen where you can watch your pizza being made.
The redesign is part of a transformation wrought by CEO Patrick Doyle, who took over the languishing brand in 2009. "When I started working here five years ago, it was just pizza and breadsticks," recalls Luke Page, who manages the store for franchisee Dave Cesarini. In a rare display of corporate candor, Doyle publicly repudiated the chain's mediocre pizza, re-jiggered the recipe, and added pasta bowls, hot sandwiches, artisanal pizzas, and a few desserts to the menu.