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It’s time for the latest #CSBAspotlight — Teddy Shoes, Inc.! This #CentralSQ staple has been a part of our community since 1957 and has evolved with the neighborhood. “When my father (Theodore) started the business, his parents owned this building — so we’ve always been located in this exact spot. I was finishing up at the University of Miami and when my father called and offered me the opportunity to take over his business. I started with him in August of 1978 and I’ve been here ever since. He told me ‘customers can buy shoes anywhere, but if you treat them well they’re always going to come back.’ We aim to really take care of our clients and make sure that everyone leaves satisfied. When we opened, the store specialized in cancellations and factory seconds. At one point there were 16 shoe stores on the block, but Teddy Shoes is the last one standing. We’ve really evolved to be a dance supply store — it’s nearly 90% of my business. We cover everything from ballet to flamenco and carry all of the necessary shoes and garments. We do have family footwear, ladies shoes, oversize, hosiery, and lingerie as well. In 1993, the only two Capezio dance stores in the Boston area closed at the same time. My customers asked me to try to get the line, so I decided to make an investment. From there we began selling more & more dance brands and formed great relationships with companies like the Boston Ballet, José Mateo Ballet Theatre, and so many other local studios. We carry specific items that they require their dancers wear and even list each school’s dress code on our website. I’ve been a member of the CSBA for a long, long time and am proud to still support the organization. I can’t stress enough the importance of small business. We work with our customers to give them the best quality of products and service possible — and see countless return customers due to their satisfaction. If customers don’t give small businesses the opportunity to earn their business, it’s going to be really hard for them to stick around.” — Steven Adelson, Owner of Teddy Shoes
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Celebrate #NationalWomensHistoryMonth with the No Makeup Series in #CentralSQ this Thursday! CSBA member YWCA Cambridge is hosting an exhibition by Steve Osemwenkhae showcasing the natural beauty of women through photographs and stories. Thursday 3/15 • 6pm • RSVP: No Makeup Series by Steve Osemwenkhae
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...info session from 7 to 9 p.m. March 15 at the Community Art Center, 119 Windsor St., in The Port neighborhood...
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Even our T stops have character. #CentralSQ 📷: @harmonywitte on Instagram
This #InternationalWomensDay, we celebrate all the wonderful women in #CentralSQ, but especially On The Rise — a day program that serves women in need. #CSBAspotlight
“Inside, things feel tropical. The place is all aqua accents, cool tile, and repurposed wood, green fronds unfurling from planters… There are people here of all ages, colors, and backgrounds. For this, as well as for the food, La Fábrica Central stands out.” — Devra First for The Boston Globe #CSBAspotlight
When Pigs Fly (241 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville): The Somerville outpost for this bread company moved to a larger space on the other side of the square, right by McKinnon’s.
Brew on the Grid (93 Windsor St., Cambridge): This was the second location of a Worcester-based coffee shop that has several more locations planned for the North Shore and Central Massachusetts. The group plans to put one of its other concepts, Stix Noodle Bar, in the Cambridge space.This article has 10 other Boston locations (Show)
Anna’s Taqueria (800 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston): Finally, the local burrito chain has opened its long-awaited Prudential Center location, serving up its usual menu of tacos and more.
Apm Coffee (99 Kneeland St., Chinatown, Boston): Located in the One Greenway apartment building, this coffee shop serves Intelligentsia coffee and swooped in shortly after Beantowne Coffee closed its shop at this address.
Bootleg Special (400 Tremont St., South End, Boston): Put on a bib and gloves to eat a spicy seafood boil in this fun new South End addition.
Caffe Nero (1375 Boylston St., Fenway, Boston): This European cafe chain continues its Boston takeover with a Fenway location.
Craft Table & Bar (107 Porter St., East Boston): Located in the former Ecco space, this restaurant comes from a group that is opening several different restaurants around the Worcester area and beyond (including a Worcester location of Craft Table & Bar).
Exodus Bagels (3346 Washington St., Jamaica Plain, Boston): This farmers market staple has opened a permanent storefront in the former Canto 6 space. Exodus’ long-promised Roslindale space is still in the works; meanwhile, it serves as the company’s commissary.
Gen Sou En (299 Harvard St., Brookline): At this beautifully designed Coolidge Corner space, there is matcha, Japanese pastries, soft serve, bento box-style lunches, and lots more.
My Diner (455 E 1st St.): After more than a decade on A Street, My Diner had to leave Southie due to development and opened a location in Melrose. Now, Melrose remains open, and My Diner has a second location back in Southie, this time on First Street.
Xiang Yu China Bistro (1223 Beacon St., Brookline): This Chinese restaurant replaced Takusan Sushi. It’s open already, but it’ll host a grand opening celebration in mid-March.
Agoro’s Pizza Bar & Grill (356 Chestnut Hill Ave., Brighton, Boston): This Cleveland Circle pizzeria and bar was not a great fit for the...
If you’re going to cheat on your diet, do it right. Have you been to Roxy's Grilled Cheese in #CentralSQ yet? #CSBAspotlight 📷: @vivian_foodie on Instagram
Police and fire crews responded to the area of 45 Cherry Street for a reported fire. Upon arrival, officials say crews found a plume of fire rising from the street.
The address for the now-closed Brew on the Grid (and upcoming Stix Noodle Bar) is 93 Windsor Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139. The website for the Worcester location can be found at https://www.stixnoodlebar.com/
Day and night, #GraffitiAlley shines bright. #CentralSQ 📷: @sjnoyes on Instagram
Brew on the Grid closed in Cambridge this month after only six months in the longtime Newtowne Variety space near MIT (93 Windsor St., Cambridge), but it will be replaced by a ramen-focused restaurant, Stix Noodle Bar, from the same company.
A little #MondayMotivation from WeWork 💭 #CSBAspotlight 📷: @anintrovertsadventures on Instagram
A great Saturday night spot: Brick & Mortar… if you can find it. #CSBAspotlight
Times are changing, but we’re only moving forward in #CentralSQ. #TBT Modern day photo: @katefnbarry on Instagram
Whether you’re looking for the classics or exploring new releases, #CSBA member Cheapo Records has all the vinyl you could ever dream of. 🎶 📷: @lavidadegreta on Instagram
#TBT – Central Square Update 1996
Even our four-legged friends are #CitizensOfCentralSQ. 📷: @simcoe_pup on Instagram
Spotted in #CentralSQ: a mural of everything we stand for. Join us on our mission to provide support for the citizens & businesses as well as advocate for positive improvements to the neighborhood! Learn more about joining the CSBA at centralsq.org. 📷: @cfspink on Instagram
Sushi is always a good idea — especially when accompanied by live music! #CSBA member Thelonious Monkfish has live jazz music every Wednesday through Sunday. #CSeats
#CSBA member Charlie Allen Renovations, Inc. is offering a Spring Special! Save up to $5,000 on your remodeling project when you contract it to start in the spring of 2018. For inquiries and more information, visit charlie-allen.com or email VP Philip at email@example.com.
#TBT to our Reimagining Carl Barron Plaza Forum! We had a wonderful day brainstorming the best way to renovate and renew the plaza in the coming years with #CentralSQ business owners, residents, and City Council members. Thank you to all who attended! Input from the meeting will be presented to the community soon. Photos by Kyle Klein Photography
Be kind and spread love. We love this little bit of #MondayMotivation from #GraffitiAlley! 📷: @artisticinsurrection on Instagram
...spot. We Flow Together: The Port Playback Co. will partner with Art and Soul Studio, 91 Hampshire St., and other Port organizations, to train community members in techniques and tools for sustaining the...This article has 1 other Boston location (Show)
Port artist David Fichter will lead members of the community in creating exterior glass tile mosaics – expected to take a year and last between two and three decades – on The Elderly and Congregate Housing, 116 Norfolk St., and at a second location to be determined. Grant awarded: $29,000
Whether you’re looking for somewhere to watch the #SuperBowl or ordering takeout to root on the Patriots at home, these #CSBA members have everything you need! #SBLII #CentralSQ Oath Pizza • Naco Taco • Craigie On Main • The Phoenix Landing • 730 Tavern, Kitchen & Patio • Mainely Burgers
Is it even Tuesday if you’re not at Naco Taco? #CSBAspotlight 📷: @themakmachine on Instagram
Whether making the art or just enjoying the view, Graffiti Alley spreads joy to everyone who passes through. #CitizensOfCentralSQ 📷: @veronicagordo, @kyletengco, @haaybaae, @eimantasdaunys, + @degauss_her on Instagram
Toscanini's, the famed Cambridge ice cream shop known for its long lines and fun, extensive flavor list, has temporarily closed its Central Square location (899 Main St.) due to construction, but fret not: A second location is now up and running at 159 First St. in East Cambridge, near Boca Grande, the ...
Toscanini's, the 37-year-old Cambridge ice cream destination that has appeared on multiple lists of best ice cream shops in the country, has closed ... Co-owner Gus Rancatore said he had hoped the original Toscanini's location in Central Square would be closed two weeks, but renovations to ensure ...
Don't forget to sign up for our Carl Barron Plaza forum tomorrow! Lunch will be provided. RSVP only.
50 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139 Facebook The Automatic is delicious-looking
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24-March 11. Co-production by New Repertory Theatre and Boston Center for American Performance. At Studio One ... Production by American Repertory Theater presented by ArtsEmerson at Robert J. Orchard Stage, Paramount Center, Boston. 617-824-8400 ... At Central Square Theater, Cambridge.
North American Print Biennial with opening reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Roberts and Raizes galleries at Lesley University's Lunder Arts Center, 1801 Massachusetts Ave., Porter Square. Free. More than 1,900 entries arrived for this art show, and juror Judith Brodie, curator of the National ...
Gus Rancatore sits at the “Big Table” in the Toscanini's Ice Cream in East Cambridge; behind him is the store's kitchen. (Photo: John Hawkinson). Cambridge favorite Toscanini's Ice Cream has expanded from Central Square to a location at 159 First St., by the Cambridgeside mall in East Cambridge, ...
American con men and fortune seekers Wilson and Addison Mizner are at the center of Stephen Sondheim's “Road Show” at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. “It's about the American ..... Underground Railway Theater brings this dark comedy to Central Square Theatre in Cambridge, March 1-April 1.
#TBT to warmer weather & Backlash Beer Co.’s Central Square IPA! So cool to see a local brewery crafting a beer inspired by our neighborhood. #CentralSQ 📷: @letsdrinkbeers on Instagram
Cambridge city council wants better enforcement of space-saver ban .... Cambridge is looking at ways to better enforce a ban on using space savers to reserve dug-out parking spots after a storm. Councilors voted ... A man bears the snow and wind near Carl Barron Plaza in Central Square. [Courtesy ...
Director Michelle M. Aguillon has made an interesting choice in casting Asian-American actors to portray Robert and his daughters, reflecting how academia has been changing to include a wider representation of the population. This revival of “Proof” seems just right in finding a home at Central Square ...
If you've spent much time at The Middle East in Cambridge, then you might be familiar with Jay Hale — he's been shooting photos of bands at the Central Square nightclub ever since he moved to Boston in 1995, to start college at Suffolk University. And if you stop by the club this month, then you can see ...
#CSBA member Toscanini's will be relocating while their building is under construction. Grab a scoop (or three) in #CentralSQ before they move! #CSeats 📷: @tastewithbee on Instagram
The second art gallery closing in two months was announced Thursday by the Nave Gallery Annex just outside Somerville's Davis Square, following the December closing of Out of the Blue Art Gallery Too in Cambridge's Central Square. The Nave Gallery Annex, at 53 Chester St., will close at the end of ...
Welcome back to Food Crawls, a series in which Eater Boston staffers guide you (virtually) on various food (and booze) crawls in the Boston area. When we go out, we often find ourselves wanting to try more than one restaurant or bar at a time — a drink and a snack here, another drink and perhaps a ...
... to Cambridgeport — and it was better than they had imagined. The mostly residential neighborhood between Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology features a number of parks, including Magazine Beach along the Charles River, and it's bookended by Central Square on the other side ...
In Cambridge alone, emergency medical service providers reported opioid-related calls almost doubled from 2015 to 2016 when they responded 457 times. Of those 457, 26 people died of from an overdose, up from 13 in 2015. A small pilot program in Central Square this summer tested the willingness ...
EveryBlock collects 19 types of news in Boston — including articles, real estate listings, meetups and conversations neighbors are having — and organizes it by location. Here is all the recent news and discussion near 156-161 Clark St.