Business

What’s New: Bantam Tap Room

Bantam – Modern American Cider (230 Somerville Ave.) is slated to open a new tap room and tasting spot on March 8 in the former bakery spot. Bantam originally launched in 2012 with its well-reviewed cider Wunderkind, made from local fruit. “Our space is nearly 5,000 feet and located within 2 minutes walk to the […]



FEATURED EVENT: 10th Annual Midnight Madness Tonight!

TONIGHT: Don’t miss the 10th Annual Midnight Madness shopping event in Davis Sq., Somerville from 6 PM to midnight. Late night shoppers will enjoy extended hours and a festive atmosphere at such favorites as Comicazi, Magpie, Davis Squared, Dave’s Fresh Pasta (open til 9 pm only), Kickass Cupcakes, When Pigs Fly, Found, Sunshine Lucy’s, The […]


West 7 Bistro Unveils Remodeled Space

Delio Susi, the owner of the newly renamed West 7 Bistro (1137 Broadway) recently revealed his remodeled Teele Square eatery, named from a combination of “West Somerville” and “Ward 7.” Susi reverted to the space’s original charm by removing the drop ceilings to reveal the high originals with exposed pipes and all. He also stripped the […]


News: Hubway in the Way?

Thuvan Dang, the owner of Somerville Dry Cleaners & Tailors arrived at her store one April morning to an unexpected site. In the two parking spaces that had long served her laundry-laden customers, workers were installing a Hubway station. Dang is one of four Ball Square business owners with uneasy feelings about the bike share […]


What’s New?: Hot Wheels at Bicycle Belle

The choice to forgo the T in favor of pedaling to and from various destinations in Somerville can save any resident an incredible amount of time, money and stress. But as the eighth most bikeable city in the nation, why is it that most local shops cater to long distance or out-of-town riders? Carice Reddien […]


What’s New?: Calling all book lovers

What do Clark Kent and the Somerville Public Library have in common? You can find them in a phone booth. No, you didn’t read that wrong. Friends of the Somerville Public Library president and book art aficionado James Fox has recently turned the abandoned payphone station across from Lyndell’s Bakery in Ball Square into a […]


UPS Store hit by wayward rental car

As you drive down Somerville Avenue, you may notice the UPS Store has wooden boards covering its windows. For the record, they’re not shutting down. On Wednesday, March 20 around 3 p.m., an elderly gentlemen operating a silver rental car crashed into the front window of the postal service location (519 Somerville Ave.). The point […]


Assembly Row project scores a Starbucks

Assembly Row, a $1.5 billion development project that promises 450 homes, a theater and a retail center, announced today that they’ve added a Starbucks to their growing arsenal of new restaurants and food establishments. Assembly Row’s Starbucks is slotted to open in May.


Assembly Row’s Future

  Donald Wood, the president and CEO of Maryland-based Assembly Row developers Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRIT), spoke about third-quarter earnings with analysts recently. He spoke for a period about Assembly Row, revealing that high-end shops Brooks Brothers and Chico’s have committed to leases. He also said FRIT is considering buying the IKEA property but that […]


A Soccer Stadium for Somerville

  At first glance, Assembly Square and Gillette Stadium during a New England Revolution game present one striking similarity: the two sprawling landscapes are mostly vacant. The difference, besides the fact one is a development site rife with potential and the other a 68,000-seat stadium better known for its owner’s more popular team (maybe you’ve […]


First Three Restaurants in Assembly Row

Legal Sea Foods, Burger Dive and Papagayo Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar will open restaurants in Assembly Row, developers Federal Realty Investment Trust announced today. The trio mark the first restaurant announcements for Assembly Row. Legal’s restaurant will be one of its Legal C Bars, which are considered trendy and urban spinoffs of the popular […]