Thursday, January 24, 2013
LeanWorks' menu has changed at its 75 Spring Street location, and while it's changing, don't expect it to be leaving anytime soon, said co-owner Shea Coakley.
LeanWorks opened last year on Spring Street in West Roxbury, providing a healthy fast food option. And while the business has done well, the owners are making some business model changes. "For all intents and purposes, it's shifting," said co-owner Shea Coakley to West Roxbury Patch. "We’ve had a fundamental shift in the way we’re bringing the food to the masses. We’re becoming more of a prepared meals concepts with catering distribution and all that kind of stuff." The menu has already changed, but Coakley was quick to point out the model of providing fast food style meals for 500 calories or less, is still a tenet of the business. "We're doing more prepared meals then in the past. That’s our real competition, like a healthy version of …
Friday, December 28, 2012
West Roxbury's commercial district has grown and changed through the years, what business would you like to see in the neighborhood in 2013?
West Roxbury's business district is doing well, with only five storefront vacancies as of November 19 out of 200 storefront properties! In 2012 West Roxbury saw the Vietnamese sandwich shop Banh Mi Ngon join Centre Street's Restaurant Row. LeanWorks has found a home in the Shaw's Plaza. A couple steps away from LeanWorks is KokoFitClub, that allows you to come and go and do individualized workouts without needing a trainer present. And while Belgrade Place is not a business people come and go through, it definitely added its mark to the West Roxbury landscape in 2012. So what kind of businesses would you like to see come to West Roxbury in 2013? What's the neighborhood missing? Leave your comments and suggestions below.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Main Streets leaders participated in an official 'Welcome to the Neighborhood!' celebration on Saturday.
Four West Roxbury restaurants, which have quickly been embraced by tastebuds across the neighborhood, had their official ribbon cuttings on Saturday. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Department of Neighborhood Development Acting Director William Cotter joined residents and business owners to celebrate four new restaurants that opened with help from the City of Boston's Office of Business Development and West Roxbury Main Streets: Los Amigos, Red-Eyed Pig, Banh Mi Ngon, and LeanWorks. These new (and delicious) businesses were able to create more than 30 new jobs in West Roxbury, according to city officials.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino will be there to cut the ribbons and sample some of the free food - that you can, too!
On Saturday, four West Roxbury restaurants will have their official grand openings with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino expected to cut ribbons at the establishments. The public is welcome to join the Mayor, West Roxbury Main Streets and Boston Main Streets personnel, to visit Los Amigos, the Red-Eyed Pig, Banh Mi Ngon, and LeanWorks, to officially welcome them to the neighborhood. And, oh - free samples! West Roxbury Main Streets Executive Director Kara O'Connor said the event is open to the public and begins on West Roxbury's Restaurant Row at 2 p.m. First stop is Los Amigos. Said O'Connor, "We will then head down Restaurant Row holding ribbon cuttings for Red-Eyed Pig and Banh Mi Ngon. Finally, we will end the day at Leanworks for their…
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
It tastes delicious like fast-food, but without the high calorie intake. New restaurant open on Spring Street in the Shaw's Plaza.
When you walk into LeanWorks you are often greeted by one of the happy owners, Shea Coakley. Behind the counter, signs show you how to order, and how many calories you will be ingesting. A Philly steak and cheese, a Memphis BBQ sauce pork sandwich are just two options - and they're healthy options, too! "Good food, reinvented" is one of the mottos on the wall of the new restaurant in the Shaw's Plaza on Spring Street. Co-owner Shea Coakley explained how he and his partner Peter Roy, a South End resident originally from Hingham, came up with the delicious and low-calorie business idea, "We are foodies, not fine foodies. We like going to quick service restaurants, as we're always eating on the go. (We thought) why aren't there healthier …