What’s New


Ball Square Fine Wines (716 Broadway, ballsquarefinewines.com, ) has doubled its space and expanded its food offerings, including a selection of artisan cheeses from around the world. There’s also a new tasting bar for weekly events.

Pescatore (158 Boston Ave, pescatoreseafood.com, ) has completed its dining room renovation.

Eat at Jumbo’s (688 Broadway, eatatjumbos.com, ) has new menu items including calzones and vegan-friendly tofu tenders. Eat at Jumbo’s is also sporting a new storefront sign.


The Boston Shaker (69 Holland St, thebostonshaker.com, ) moved from Grand in Union Square to its own location in Davis Square. Look for a reopening this winter. The Boston Shaker is an online and neighborhood cocktail supply shop which also periodically offers classes in the history and making of cocktails.

Bowl and Board (formerly 255 Elm St, Davis Square) closed in November.

Vej Naturals (195 Elm St, vejnaturals.com) of Malden is moving to Davis Square into what was Joey’s Thai Cafe. Vej Naturals is dedicated to providing delicious, wholesome, organic, natural, vegan food at reasonable prices. Precise time frames for the move were unavailable at press time.

Comicazi (407 Highland Ave, comicazi.com, ) finished construction on a bigger and better store in mid-October. Comicazi sells not only comics but also sells vintage toys and other collectibles.


Mr. B’s Italian Restaurant (142 Cross St, ) reopened in late October. Mr. B’s features an extensive menu offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dine-in, take-out and delivery are available.

The storefronts at 127-129 Broadway are getting a new look. The building is being stuccoed and will be receiving a signage face-lift from the City of Somerville’s Storefront Improvement Program. Over the past five years, businesses that have benefited from this program include: Casey’s, Cityline Laundromat, and Bairos Liquor. In the offing: improvements to the awning at Louie’s Ice Cream.

Vinny’s at Night (76 Broadway, vinnysonbroadway.com, ) now has a full liquor license. Owner Vinny Migliore expects to have his new full bar operational sometime in January.


Caprese Pizza (516B Medford St, capresepizza.com, ) opened under new management in October, 2009.


The Chocolate Tarte (199C Highland Ave, thechocolatetarte.com, ) is opening its first retail store after five years in business creating custom wedding cakes, catered deserts and truffles. The store will focus on cakes, cupcakes, truffles and chocolate tartes and expects to open its doors February 1.

Everything $5.99–$9.99 (237 Highland Ave) offers new brand-name clothing, accessories and cosmetics at wholesale prices.

Supreme Kitchen (233 Highland Ave, ) is now serving dinner Monday – Saturday until 9pm. Supreme Kitchen also offers breakfast and lunch every day from 7am – 3pm.


Amelia’s Kitchen (1137 Broadway, ameliaskitchen.com, ) has a new bright orange awning.


be.YOGA (11b Bow St, beinunion.com, ) is a new yoga studio in the space above bloc 11. It opened in late October, offering classes in all levels of Empower Vinyasa Yoga; private sessions; and children’s yoga.

Bow St Yoga (34 Bow St, bowstreetyoga.com, ) also opened in October. It offers vinyasa, restorative, and yin yoga for experienced students and curious beginners.

Bull McCabe’s (366A Somerville Ave, bullmccabesboston.com, ) kitchen opened in October. It is serving appetizers, salads, traditional pub entrees, sandwiches and daily specials.

Serendipity Thrift (231 Somerville Ave, ) opened in November. It’s a thrift store selling men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, toys, furniture, art and other random goodies.


Café Belô (445 Somerville Ave, cafebelo.com, ) opened in December. This is the second Somerville location for the local restaurant chain, serving Brazilian cuisine.


Bread & Company (349 Broadway, breadcompany.net, ) has a new fireside lounge area.

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