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Workbar Comes to Union Square

Looking to get out of the house, onto a computer and into some serious work? Thanks to Union Square Station Associates (US2), the Boston-based collaborative coworking space Workbar is now open at 31 Union Sq., giving Somerville’s startup and small business community the opportunity to do just that. US2 was one of 10 national firms competing for […]


DIY or Bye: Artists, Makers Cling to Their Space

You may have noticed it while fighting for parking at Market Basket. You may even have stepped inside to restock your spice rack at the Little India grocery store. Or you may have missed it altogether. Either way, the Paper and Provisions warehouse on Somerville Avenue has been a vital part of Somerville’s creative scene […]


Union Uneasy: Community Members Anxious over Development

Bukhari Brown is only 17 years old, but he already knows what it’s like to be displaced from Somerville. He was born and raised here, for the most part, but spent a couple years of his short life in Everett because his family could not afford to live in the city. “I have plenty of stories. […]



Encountering Taste at Tasting Counter

“People are constantly coming in here like, ‘Oh, you’re a restaurant! Can I grab something to eat?’ And we’re like, ‘Well… we’re not that kind of restaurant,’” laughs Tasting Counter chef and owner Peter Ungár. Tasting Counter is the latest dining option to come to 14 Tyler St., the warehouse space that also houses Aeronuat Brewing, Barismo Coffee […]


Loyal & Local: Loyal Supply Co. Brings Style & Substance to Union Square

To walk through the front door of Loyal Supply Co. is to experience immediate, overwhelming design envy. Warm hardwood floors welcome passersby inside, where immaculate white pegboard walls host stylish home and office accessories, and an adorable mutt named Huckleberry snoozes on the stairs. A restored printing press sits in the shop’s center, ready to produce posters and greeting […]


Collaboration is Key at Starlab Studios

Five thirty-somethings pool their resources, renovate a warehouse and attempt to create a sustainable scene that’s conducive to the artistic process—and, faced with the possibility of losing the space they’ve created, they band together to save it. That’s the story behind Starlab Studios (453 Somerville Ave.), and it’s one that encapsulates Somerville’s collaborative culture. As […]


Prospect Hill Academy THRIVE Fundraiser

Join us at the Independent Bar and Restaurant in Union Square for an afternoon of fun, and bring along friends, co-workers, family members, neighbors—the more, the merrier. Funds raised at the event will help provide meals to students who do not have regular access to food during weekends and school breaks. Tickets will be $10 […]


NAMESAKE: Brass Union’s Green Line Extension

Namesake is a new series where we try food and drinks named after the city we’re in. Have something on your menu that fits the theme? Let us know at scout@scoutmagazines.com and we just might check it out. When word reached the Scout offices that Brass Union has a cocktail called the Green Line Extension, […]


Four Local Businesses Awarded Support Program Partnership

Union Square Station Associates (US2) announced Monday the four businesses that would receive support through a Technical Assistance Program to help small businesses in anticipation of Union Square development. Cantina La Mexicana, Reliable Market, CrossFit Somerville and Local Supply Company will receive assessments and recommendations from consulting firm Retail Visioning, “This program will help us […]


Bloc 11 Cafe Debuts New Menu

Exactly one week after their sister restaurant Diesel Cafe debuted a brand new menu, Bloc 11 Cafe (11 Bow St.) has launched a revamped menu of its own. Starting today, Bloc 11 is dishing out a new line of savory sandwiches, all of which come served on breads and pastries made by their littlest sister: Forge Baking Company. Last […]


VIDEO: Scout Managing Editors on SCATV’s Greater Somerville

Last Tuesday, Scout Magazine’s Managing Editors Emily Cassel and Emily Hopkins made their television debut on the weekly SCATV program “Greater Somerville” with Joe Lynch. The trio talked about all things Somerville, from their favorite restaurants to their… second-favorite restaurants.