Catman a Dream Come True in Mansfield
It's been 11 years since Steve Cerullo started the Catman Café with his childhood friend Michael “Catman” Cataldo. While the road has been rocky, Cerullo feels he’s made a good business here in Mansfield.
Cerullo said he’s always been in the restaurant business, and leaving it is very tough for him.
“It’s always a little crazy here,” he said. “This business does affect you a little bit. I mean my wife’s been to Italy, Ireland and I just can’t leave this place for more than three days.”
Cerullo said he and Cataldo had been friends since he can remember. He said he made it into the restaurant business while Cataldo went into the insurance business, at which Cataldo was very successful.
“He won a ton of salesman awards,” Cerullo said. “He kept saying to me when are we going to open up the bar? So we did.”
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CBS Scene Serves Special Beer for One Fund Boston
CBS Scene raised money for the One Fund Boston this week through sales of a rare Wormtown Brewing Co. beer tapped Wednesday to honor the one-month anniversary of the bombings at the Boston Marathon.
The first pour of the beer, 4:09 pale ale from Wormtown Brewing Co., occurred at 4:09 p.m. Wednesday and the first sale came shortly thereafter with 100 percent of the proceeds going to The One Fund.
“This is pretty phenomenal,” said Walpole resident Steve Dion after purchasing the first 4:09 pale ale at CBS Scene. “I just happened to walk into this [fundraiser]. My wife just got a new job so we are out celebrating. … [The beer is] for a great cause and it’s delicious.”
CBS Scene was just one of five locations selected by Quality Beverage to carry the 4:09 pale ale keg from Wormtown Brewing Co.
CBS Scene General Manager Rob Christensen said he expected the special keg to be kicked during Thursday night’s Boston Bruins playoff game against the New York Rangers.
“We will do most of our damage [with this fundraiser] Thursday for the Bruins game,” Christensen said. “[The keg] will probably be gone by the first period.”
And once the 13.2 gallon keg is gone the fundraiser ends and 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the One Fund.
Michael Scouras has been at Nicky’s in Wrentham for more than a decade, but his travels had brought him a lot farther than that.
“I used to work on the road, touring with bands,” he said. “I did that for 20 years.”
He said he’s worked with legends such as Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Brian Adams and Pat Benatar, just to name a few. He went to more than 54 countries in that line of work.
“It’s funny, because when I first started working in high school, I was at Ken’s Steakhouse in Framingham,” he said. “That’s how I started in this business and I ended up back in it after 20 years.”
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Easton’s Pawsitive Energy Offers Massages For Dogs
Has your dog had a long, hard day running around Frothingham Park? Or maybe your older pooch's bad leg is acting up again. It might be time to take your pet for a little pup pampering.
Pawsitive Energy Animal Massage located at the intersection of Routes 106 and 138 on Turnpike Street offers massages for all kinds of dogs by owner and trained animal masseuse Shannon Ribeiro.
Ribeiro opened the business in 2012 and has been enjoying her time in town
Blueview Nursery in Norton Thriving Since 1949
Summary: When you come to the Blueview Nursery in Norton, acres and acres of thousands of flowers, trees and shrubberies come into view.
Anthony Cogliano has been in the plant business for nearly all his life. His family originally started the business in 1949, at Blue Hills in Canton.
“My father and his brother started a bridal horse farm to ride the trails at Blue Hills,” he said.
His father started selling plants at the farm, and the plant business quickly supplanted the riding business. He said as far back as he can remember, he’s been working on the farm.
“Summers, vacations, I’d be working all the time,” he said.
Park Street Pizza a Produce of Patience
Summary: Chris Pennisi and Paul Albrecht opened Park Street Pizza four years ago, and Pennisi said it was a childhood dream come true.
"My buddy and I worked in pizza shops when we were younger and we decided to open our own," Pennisi said.
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Seekonk's Boneyard Barbecue a Success of Serendipity
Summary: Billy Beggs, co-owner of the Boneyard Barbecue & Saloon in Seekonk, said the place got started completely by serendipity. Beggs, who worked in the corporate world as a manager most of his life, and co-owner Carnig Ashchian were united by chance. The two met and became friends while Ashchian was working at a nightclub in Boston.
"We lost contact after that, but we came back together," he said.
Beggs said they pride themselves on the decoration of the restaurant. Everything in it is unique, even down to the table coverings. Each table has different designs, harkening back to days gone by. The walls are lined with guitars, vintage posters and everything else you can think of, including a World War II bomb, complete with a Jolly Roger on the front.
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