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News Updates: August 2008

All updates from the month of August 2008 are listed below.

No nudity at Natick Lush cosmetics event
Written by Justin on August 29, 2008 at 8:17PM
  • Employees at the Natick Collection location of Lush Fresh Homemade Cosmetics may have intended to wear no clothes on August 27, but that wasn't to be the case. Instead, it was aprons and underwear for two employees of the environmentally-aware company.
  • As part of a promotion by the company, employees volunteered to wear aprons stating "Ask me why I'm naked," a cue to the company's position of selling beauty products without packaging. Although employees at the Lush location at Providence Place Mall in Providence, R.I. - also owned by General Growth Properties - were allowed to go through the day "in the buff," a Natick police officer visited the store the day before the promotion to state that arrests for public lewdness would be made if briefs were not worn.
  • The MetroWest Daily News has much more at http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/archive/x594280145/.
Collection holds mock presidential election
Written by Justin on August 29, 2008 at 7:35PM
  • Last weekend, as part of a promotion with other General Growth Properties shopping centers, the Natick Collection served as a polling place for the "UR Votes Count" mock election. Intended to educate teens on the presidential candidates and other major issues in the world today, UR Votes Count aims to determine the candidate of choice for citizens not of legal voting age.
  • More info at http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/x594222457/.
"A sucker born every minute..."
Written by Justin on August 29, 2008 at 6:59PM
  • The semi-annual scam of a stranger claiming his brother works at the Natick Collection's Sears, which is supposedly overstocked with televisions, has hit once again. This time, two motel owners intended to upgrade the sets in their room were the targets. Although one, Terry Noyes of the Seacrest Inn in Hyannis, decided at the last minute that the $13,000 sale was too good to be true; Gilbert Barnes, who owns a hotel in Charlestown, R.I., lost $4,500 while intending to purchase 15 26" Sony plasma TVs.
  • The MWDN has more at http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/x627091154/.
Under Armour opens its doors in Natick
Written by Justin on August 29, 2008 at 6:44PM

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