With bridges closing and messy traffic detours, local businesses are feeling the growing pains of the Green Line Extension You see the day-glow orange road signs everywhere, from the Powder House rotary to Union Square: bridge closed; detour. Other signs, a little less obvious, say, “Businesses open.” Staying open has become challenging for some businesses […]
What is it that inspires a chef to develop a menu with off-the-wall offerings like a Ramen Teriyaki Burger and Chicken and Waffles Ramen?
Walking into Float (515 Medford St.) is like slipping into a secret clubhouse in the ocean. The walls throughout are painted slightly varied shades of calming blue that brighten the room while maintaining a soft tranquility. This is where Sara Garvin and her husband Colin Roald invite their neighbors to Float. Garvin, who recently met […]
We live in a strange time, when a Kickstarter campaign to make a single bowl of potato salad raises more than $55,000 but a local restauranteur hoping to bring a new style of food to our city comes up short of her $15,000 fundraising goal. This was the situation Sophiya Thakali found herself in last month after […]
Ward 5 Alderman Courtney O’Keefe unveiled the new Magoun Square in a ceremony on May 23 after it was initially installed and removed three weeks ago. The neighborhood has been awaiting a sign to welcome visitors since its redesign began three years ago –especially since other Somerville squares have had them for years. Thursday’s ceremony […]
By Gabi Gage What do alcohol and the Easter Bunny have in common? Not much. However, they’re both featured attractions at Woody’s Liquors on Broadway in Magoun Square. For the past 10 years, employees of Woody’s have offered photo ops with the Easter Bunny for children, adults, rah rahs and pets alike. According to Karen […]
Located down the street northbound from the proposed Lowell Street Green Line station, Magoun Square has struggled to keep tenants in its buildings over the past decade. During daytime hours, foot traffic is usually limited to the occasional dog and its walker. Business owners wonder what it will take to bring commerce to their […]