The next piece was a bit more detailed on the new space in Union--it won't have a retail piece. But---stay tuned. The new produce shop will carry the bread still.
Produce-focused piece: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/
This one has some other tidbits: http://www.masslive.com/news/boston/
At Day & Herbert Streets
May 17 - Nov 22, 2017
Wednesdays, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
(thank you to pekmez and her friends for seeing this on Facebook and saving the link)
bfresh sent me a press release about its opening, which will happen this Friday at 9 am, "contingent on securing typical city permits and passing final inspections".
( Here's the full press release )
The front half of the store is devloted to fresh produce, prepared foods, salads, soups, and a deli counter, while the back half will have packaged food.
The adjoining Dunkin Donuts will share a seating area with bfresh and will open around the same date.
They're selling small coffees for 50 cents. I wonder if that's just to get rid of the remaining stock of "TD's Cafe" paper cups.
One of the employees said they expect to see the store rebranded by the end of February.
(Earlier post from May 2015, when 7-Eleven bought the Tedeschi's chain.)
Next Wednesday, November 23, is the last day for the Davis Square Farmers' Market, which starts at noon. I think they're still trying to stay open until 6 pm even in the dark, but you should probably get there early if you want to shop there.
The Somerville Winter Farmers' Market at the Armory starts Saturday, December 3, from 9:30 am to 2 pm. It will be open every Saturday through March 25, except that it will not be open on December 24.
The Cambridge Winter Farmers' Market at the Cambridge Community Center, 5 Callender Street, will start on Saturday, December 10, from 10 am to 2 pm. It will be open every Saturday through April 15, except that it will not be open on either December 24 or December 31. (This is a change from the schedule of previous years' Cambridge winter markets.)
In or near 2263 Mass Ave (where L'impasto was, which I hadn't even realized had closed, did something else close, too?), will be:
Urban Hearth http://www.urbanhearth.net/
Curio Spice Co. http://www.curiospice.com
"Café Luna has applied to move its catering business to the site, where it would continue to do the cooking for off-site catering in the area and also provide on-site seating for people who want salads, coffee and so forth."
Cafe Luna is currently in Central Square. I've never been there.
Being unfamiliar with any of these businesses, I'm not sure how excited to be. Any thoughts? :)
MEM Tea is building out a fancy-looking storefront at 196 Elm Street, the former location of Stellabella Toys. It looks nearly ready to open.
Earlier this year, the window displayed a notice of a zoning hearing for "a dog grooming service as an additional use to retail store selling dog products". I guess that didn't work out.
A big thank-you to everyone who came out to our first pop-up on Saturday and Sunday! We had a great weekend, talked to many supporters, and met a lot of new people from the neighborhood. It was an incredible feeling to finally provide fresh food to the Winter Hill community. It was the first time this variety of produce has been available west of McGrath, since the Star Market closed in 2007!
Next Pop Up:
We will be holding our next pop-up this weekend, same place same time. Please swing by, say hello, check it out, and grab a beer, coffee, or sandwich from the WHBC.
Where: Winter Hill Brewing Company - 328 Broadway, Somerville
When: Saturday 8/13 and Sunday 8/14
Time: 10am to 3 pm
Mass Food Trust Update:
The legislature completed the Economic Development Bill on July 29th, and the authorization for the Mass Food Trust stayed intact! It will now go to the Governor who has 10 days to sign. Please stay tuned for more, and thank you to everyone who contacted their Representative and helped get the bill to this point.
I hope everyone is enjoying this August, and trying to relax and stay cool.
Matt Gray [proprietor]
I'm looking for an Oreo Carvel cake. Star Market in Porter Square didn't seem to have any Carvel products; just Friendly's.
Any leads? I'm hoping for something T-accessible, but I'd be willing to take a cab if that's my only option.
"I'm happy to report that we'll be on College Ave. next to the park on Tuesdays from 4:30-8:30 starting tomorrow (6/14). We hope to see you out there!
"It will be every Tuesday! Right now we have Bon Me, Papi's Stuffed Sopapillas, and Frozen Hoagies lined up - but that lineup may grow to include another truck. Unfortunately, there won't be beer this year. "
Anyway, if you are so inclined, you can support the effort here: https://www.kickstarter.com/