Experienced framers Barry Stahl and Bob Clayton built Big Picture Framing from scratch in 2000, holding meetings around an old card table as construction roared around them. Today, framers at 15 area locations craft custom frames to display artwork, photographs, and record sleeves, and shadow boxes protect three-dimensional items such as ballet slippers, macaroni art, or a swarm of wasps. Patrons can dictate all design choices, choosing from metal and wooden frames in a multitude of colors and styles, or ask for recommendations from one of Big Picture Framing's resident experts. Big Picture Framing also stocks pre-framed art, prints, and posters to spruce up bare-walled homes or a drab doghouse.
Even if you don't know your light roast from your French roast, you will after a visit to Sudbury Coffee Works. That's because the staff, led by owner Daniel Kenn, is on hand to educate customers about all things coffee, from the properties in different beans to the role that acidity plays in the finished product. Customers also have a chance to see part of the coffee-making process in action thanks to the roaster, a computer-controlled machine imported from France that warms up beans to the ideal temperature, readying them for coffee making or coffee-bean swimsuit season.
After learning about their favorite caffeinated beverage, customers can select a drink from a variety of flavors, pairing it with coffee cake, Tuscan grilled-cheese sandwiches, and salads from the menu.
Located in Concord, Best Western Plus at Historic Concord is in a rural location and close to Concord Visitors Center and Old North Bridge. This hotel is within close proximity of Orchard House and The Wayside.
Make yourself at home in one of the 105 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and coffee/tea makers, as well as phones with free local calls and voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy recreational amenities such as a fitness facility and a seasonal outdoor pool.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Best Western Plus at Historic Concord. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, business services, and express check-in. Free parking is available onsite.
Keeping high windows clean was once a luxury enjoyed only by basketball players and greedy ladder collectors, but not anymore. The fully insured technicians at Luminous Shine restore vibrancy to smudgy windows during one-time and routine washing sessions. Homeowners may also solicit the company's eco-friendly methods to clean up upholstery and soiled carpets.
Simplified Designs founder Melissa Airey Perkins lends a keen eye to interior design, comfort, and functionality as she spruces up living spaces. Transparently self-conscious windows can boost self-esteem with help from Simplified Designs' Hunter Douglas line, a selection of custom window treatments that assuage ailing wall-holes. The Hunter Douglas 2-inch alternative wood blinds, in either 30"x30" ($143) or 36"x36" ($176), deliver a streamlined wooden covering that blurs the line between blinds and shutters. Airy apartments or overheated hovels can find relief with the 3/4-inch Duette honeycomb shade, which traps heat and cold in three separate internal air-pockets and is available in both 30"x30" ($230) and 36"x36" ($256). Cater to safety with the Hunter Douglas LiteRise, a cordless operation mechanism designed for children's rooms and the string-phobic. Simplified Designs’ regularly priced products include a full line of fabrics and furniture to fill out barren homes.
The specialists at Awesome Landscape Design arrange all types of earthen stones into elaborate outdoor features, such as walls, walkways, patios, pool decks, and spas. The team collaborates with the natural layout of each property, utilizing slopes and open spaces but also leveling areas when necessary to create flat patios and foundations for outdoor kitchens. Awesome Landscape Design also maintains a close relationship with local builders and architects, as staffers perform work on new custom homes, historic restoration projects, and hardscape mosaics that re-create epic scenes from This Old House.