RARE restoration Brookline
THE LINKS BELOW ALL LEAD TO THE COVERAGE WE RECEIVED IN OUR PREVIOUS INCARNATION AS VILLAGE GREEN RENEWAL. STAY TUNED AS THE MEDIA CATCHES UP WITH OUR PRESENCE AS RARE RESTORATION!
David Vos and Peter Frumkin (previously of “THIS OLD HOUSE PRODUCTIONS”) filmed this great piece in our Davis Ave. shop before our expansion.
Local characters and delightful repairs are put on display in this lovely vignette.
Check out this great little interview from before our name change here.
Check out the great work that Catchlight does at: @catchlightpainting.
Yankee Magazine's Amy Traverso published a great article about our shop in the March/April 2012 edition. Read it here.
Follow the author @amytraverso
The folks from WCVB's Chronicle, the ubiquitous New England culture diary, featured Village Green Renewal in May of 2011. Watch the video.
The first to pick up the story of Seth Barrett's repair shop was the local Brookline TAB - read the story.
CNN came to visit Village Green in 2009. See what they found in this fabulous CNN video they aired.
Taryn Plumb from the Boston Globe took notice of our shop and wrote this fantastic article about life at Village Green. Check it out here.
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We are proud to be a major part of the volunteer driven restoration and weatherization of the building that houses the Brookline Community Foundation. These efforts have been spotlighted in the Brookline TAB, and the Brookline Community Foundation website.
Village Green Renewal won the "Best New Business, 2009" from the Brookline Chamber of Commerce and is, to date, a member in good standing.
In December, 2010 Brookline Patch did a feature piece on Seth Barrett and his role in the community. Read the Patch article.
Village Green helps to raise funds for community organizations that are making a difference in Brookline. Read the articles that Brookline Patch and the Brookline TAB did to help publicize our efforts.
Seth is very honored to be recognized as a one of Brookline's Climate Change Pioneers. Watch the video and learn about all the CCAB honorees and their efforts in our community.
Seth Barrett was a proud member of the Brookline Chapter of Rotary International for many years. Seth and Village Green Renewal are supporters of their good works locally and internationally including the Have A Heart Chocolate Extravaganza which raised critical funds for the Brookline Emergency Food Pantry:
Sweet success: Rotary Club Chocolate Extravaganza fills to capacity
Rotary Club's Chocolate ExtravaGanza to raise money for food pantry
Rotary Looks to Feed Brookline's Hungry with Chocolate
Rotary Club Knocks It Out Of The Park With Chocolate Extravaganza
Village Green Renewal has been a participant and sponsor of Brookline's Green Expo which showcases local green options.
Seth has done pro-bono restoration work for the Brookline Arts Center, Coolidge Corner Theatre and The Puppet Showplace Theatre.. Village Green Renewal supports community non-profits, teams and clubs through sponsorship, services and logistical support.
VGR has also appeared in the High Street Hill Association Newsletter
Here’s a letter written about us by John Marsoobian from Twin Peaks Construction.
What a lovely description! We are humbled and honored by the attention!
Follow this link for a lovely story about a family chandelier that we were happy to have a part in making useful for another generation.
Here’s a photo of Seth hard at work behind the repair bench on our Davis Ave. storefront that’s part of
Photographs of Brookline Businesses”
VGR has received a mention
in the HFM magazine!
OUR MISSION: TO ACT AS A COMMUNITY HUB FOR RESIDENTS, CRAFTSPEOPLE AND MERCHANTS WHO CHOOSE RESTORATION OVER REPLACEMENT.
OUR PHILOSOPHY: BEING THAT WE LIVE ON EARTH AS GUESTS, FUTURE GUESTS SHOULD BE GLAD WE WERE HERE.
OUR PROMISE: TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY THROUGH HONEST, SKILLED AND PROMPT WORK AT
A FAIR PRICE, AND TO BE THERE WHEN OUR NEIGHBORS NEED US.
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Our Services Include:
Lamp Repair, Lamp Rewiring, Lamp Restoration, Lighting Repair, Lighting Rewiring, Lighting Restoration, Chandelier Repair, Chandelier Rewiring, Chandelier Restoration, Fixture Repair, Fixture Rewiring, Fixture Restoration, Antique Repair, Antique Restoration, Antique Conservation, Furniture Restoration, Furniture Repair, Furniture Restoration, Chair Repair, Chair Restoration, Table Repair, Table Restoration, Furniture Refinishing, Antique Refinishing, Seat Weaving, Rush-Work, Seat Caning, Traditional Crafts, Fabrication, Prototypes, Door Repair, Door Restoration, Door Hanging, Ceramic Restoration, Metal Work, Metal Turning, Vintage Lock Repair, Antique Lock Repair, Lock Repair, Skeleton Keys, Hinge Repair, Carving, Spindle Duplication, Baluster Duplication, Lathing