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and simply says, "I'm 81, what else is there left to say?" New owner Eamon O'Marah, managing partner of Harbinger Development, has every intention of maintaining the Hathaway House's structural and historical integrity. To reinforce that point, O'Marah has just recently hung a new sign outside the build- ing that reads "Hathaway House," topped with a golden pineapple, an international symbol for hospitality. O'Marah is part of a team of strategic real-estate developers and investors who were previously based in Boston. He had his eye on the property for nearly three years before he approached the Swans, and, when they agreed to sell, O'Marah says that the process was easy and harmonious. A Dover resident, O'Marah says he has a deep love and respect for Wellesley, and considers Central Street and Hathaway House to be essential and unique commer- cial entities in town. "The building has a collaborative feel to it, but what's really nice is that it has a very integrated community feeling. It's part of the street, and it's part of the neighborhood. You know the people who are in the buildings next to you. You step outside and you see people you know and I love that." O'Marah's vision for Hathaway House is to operate it as a shared space for professional businesses. Places like the historic Hathaway House are, and always will be, indispensable. After 103 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 8

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