North Castle Partners officially closed the doors to its Boston office last Thursday.
The shop created work for clients such as Star Markets in Cambridge, Mass.; Filene's Basement in Wellesley, Mass.; and WellsPark Group, a shopping mall management company in Newton, Mass.
Of its 15 employees, only Fred Linker, an associate creative director and copywriter, is heading to the Stamford, Conn., headquarters. Linker, who joined the agency in 1977, started at the Stamford office, so the change "shouldn't be too great," he said.
M.L. Nichols, a senior vice president and account director who supervised the Star and Filene's accounts, plans to take a break from agency life and spend more time with her family.
The remaining employees, according to Linker and Nichols, are either taking time off or have found jobs at other shops in the Boston area. --Sarah Jones