What’s New: Winter 2011

Delta Jewelry (90 Highland Ave, ) opened its doors in November. In addition to its jewelry collection, which features many custom designs, the store offers jewelry and watch repairs (including battery changes) and pays cash for gold.
Comicazi (407 Highland Ave, , comicazi.com) has moved to a larger and more functional space just steps from their former location.
Actors’ Shakespeare Project (255 Elm St, , actorsshakespeareproject.org) is now occupying the former Poor Little Rich Girl and Halloween Scream location. Their Winter Festival (three plays: Cymbeline, Hotel Nepenthe, Living in Exile) will run in February and March.
Work Technology Corporation (255 Elm St, , worktech.com) announced that software marketing veteran Carolyn Ranere has joined the WorkTech team.
East Somerville Community School (8 Bonair St, ) will be demolished, renovated and reconstructed. The new school will be set to reopen during the 2012-13 school year.
Mudflat Studio (149 Broadway, , mudflat.org), which has offered the metropolitan Boston community a unique opportunity for clay work and play since 1971, celebrated its 40th anniversary. Meanwhile, work is underway on Mudflat’s new space at 79 Broadway. Occupancy is scheduled for late spring. The new building will provide 16,000 sq. ft. of space, more than double the space available now, and be fully accessible including an elevator. In addition, it will have three new gas kilns, a comfortable multi-purpose room and library and two rental storefronts.
Somerville Public Schools Central Administration Offices (, somerville.k12.ma.us/central) is now located at 42 Cross St.
Zero New Washingston Street Dog Park (0 New Washingston St) held its grand opening at the end of November and offers a 20,000-square-foot park, open for residents and their dogs.
MaxPac (56 & 61 Clyde St) is finally underway. GFC Development (gfcdevelopment.com) has received building permits for its 15 planned townhouses and KSS Realty Partners (kssrealtypartners.com) has scheduled a groundbreaking this spring for construction of their 184 apartment units.
The Kennedy Pool (5 Cherry St, ) is currently celebrating its 10-year anniversary. Visit the pool during public hours and enter the raffle for a chance to win free swimming lessons.
A.J. Wright (176 Somerville Ave) will close by mid-February.
Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave, , artsatthearmory.org) will now be home to the Union Square Farmers Market, open each Saturday 9am to 1pm.
E. Scott Originals (199 Highland Ave, , escottoriginals.com), handmade and custom jeweler, opened its doors this fall.
Mountain Strength Fitness (14 Tyler St, , mountainstrength.com) opened its indoor space in November after several months of conducting outdoor fitness classes.
Raybern Co. Builders Specialty Hardware (26 Weston Ave, raybernco.com) has moved to Charlestown.
The Independent Indoor (75 Union Sq) began serving lunch this past fall and is now open daily at 11pm.
Playspace (19 Walnut St), sponsored by the Recreation Department and parent volunteers, will be open for unlimited use, December through February, for $25 per family. Hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9am-12pm and Fridays from 4-7pm. Email and for more info.
Poor Little Rich Girl (374 Somerville Ave, shoppoorlittlerichgirl.com) has packed up its vintage garments and moved from Davis Square to Union.

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