Wally's Barber Shop 140 Broadway, Somerville, MA02145 With warm, friendly barbers who greet you under a sprawling Dominican Republic flag, Wally's Barber Shop caters to the…More urban male's hair-care needs. Customers enjoy pumping salsa beats and music videos on the widescreen television as they wait for one of the shop's specialties: fades, lineups and designs. With Wally's distinctive red, white and blue color scheme and collegial atmosphere, you can't (and shouldn't) miss this the small shop which stands out from the rest of the businesses on Broadway.
Str-8-Edge Barber Shop 216 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA02143 Str-8-Edge is a classic barber shop with a pleasingly old-school, neighborhood feel. The shop has four chairs and…More has grown considerably in popularity since its opening in 2008. Str-8-Edge is a cash-only business.
A Touch of Beauty Unisex Hair Salon 1299 Broadway, Somerville, MA02144 For more than 30 years Ida DiTucci has been styling hair at this Broadway salon. Take a seat in one of two styling…More chairs, or dry and set your hair in one of four dryer chairs. Local neighborhood shops include restaurants, coffee shops and a supermarket, so you can plan your visit around lunch or grocery shopping. Ask Ida about her hair growing formula, which is registered at the patent office in Washington, D.C.
Super Stop & Shop 779 McGrath Hwy, Somerville, MA02145 As part of the Shaw's family of supermarkets, Stop & Shop takes pride in serving the New England community. At this…More location, customers will find a collection of specialty departments all under one roof, including fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, poultry and fish, dairy and bakery items and a full-service pharmacy. Brands include Stop & Shop's own Nature's Promise, Simply Enjoy, Care One and Guaranteed Value.
Patsy's Pastry Shop 182 Broadway, Somerville, MA02145 The sweet small lingering outside Patsy's Pastry Shop is enough to temp anyone with a sweet tooth to visit. After 42…More years of baking, it seems that the staff at Pasty's has learned every combination sugar, butter and flour. At this bustling shop you'll find pies, hundreds of miniature pastries and their specialty whipped cream cakes. A few savory items like fresh pasta, sauce and grilled artichokes are also available.
Alex Auto Body 75 Washington St, Somerville, MA02143 A single lift and a cluttered office seem to comprise this auto shop, but upon entry it is obvious that several…More mechanics are hard at work on various projects. Specializing in glass, this shop will also take on most mechanical issues, even body work. A long line of parked, malfunctioning cars out front speak to the apparent popularity of this tiny shop, which is surrounded by several other (larger) auto repair businesses.
Ann Maries is a quick, cash-only, walk-in barbershop—most importantly, customers are guaranteed to leave…More satisfied. This small one-room shop, owned by sisters Ann and Natalie, feels old-fashioned and authentic, the way a barbershop should.
Both women are friendly and chatty, and wield scissors with expert hands. They get customers in and out of the chair in a flash, and always with a fresh, no-fuss 'do that is just what the customer asked for. Unbeatable prices add to the appeal of this local shop.
The Book Shop 694 Broadway, Somerville, MA02144 Located in Ball Square, The Book Shop sells mostly used books, along with a few new selections, DVDs and CDs. The store…More carries all genres of fiction and non-fiction, including fantasy, horror, romance, YA, travel, sociology, memoirs, historical fiction, mystery, biographies, cookbooks and more. It also buys and trades used items.
Café Rustica 356 Beacon St, Somerville, MA02143 An up-market sandwich shop with the usual brick walls, tile floor and chalk menu, Café Rustica stands out for its…More bargain prices, patio and street-side outdoor seating and lack of pretense. Look for cold soups during the summer months and daily sandwich specials year-round. The shop's friendly owner will also custom craft something tasty for customers.
Bella Hair Design 476 Medford St, Somerville, MA02145 Brazilian TV, three barber chairs, a fish tank and lively conversations in Portuguese can be found inside Bella Hair…More Design. This small shop is brightly painted and offers hair styling, dye and highlights. Appointments are not necessary and walk-ins are happily accepted. Portuguese is this shop's first language, but you can get by with some animated English.
The Biscuit 406 Washington St, Somerville, MA02143 An independently owned coffee shop and bakery, The Biscuit offers a wide array of freshly baked goods, as well as a…More selection of artisan sandwiches. Customers can enjoy their coffee in a mug or teapot in one of the shop's comfortable booths. Food options include muffins, sticky buns, croissants, pastries and brioche. Don't miss the house specialty: croissant dough stuffed with frittata for breakfast.
Park Sales Bike Shop 510 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA02143 This traditional family-owned and operated bike shop has a distinctive Penny-farthing bike displayed outside. Inside,…More the store is packed wall-to-wall with ten-speed, BMX and mountain bikes. A wide range of hockey equipment and accessories (including new and used skates) is also available. The store also provides skate sharpening and key making services.
Fellsway Auto Repair 693 McGrath Hwy, Somerville, MA02145 At the end of McGrath Highway, heading toward Medford, you'll find this four-lift auto repair shop that specializes in…More foreign and domestic vehicle repair. Tune-ups, brakes, exhaust and electrical repairs are covered. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are preferred at this busy shop. Owner Jimmy Tivinis has a reputation of being a great mechanic and an honest businessman.
Cobble Hill Laundromat 104 Washington St, Somerville, MA02143 Large and orderly, this laundromat has a huge free parking lot shared with some other shops. Drop off, fold service…More and dry cleaning is available at Cobble Hill in addition to the usage of the myriad self-service machines. There are several waiting chairs, an active TV (in Chinese) and a coffee shop next door.
Dente's Barber Shop 417 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA02144 Dente's is a part of Somerville history. In 1915, this family-owned barbershop opened in the same spot it still occupies…More today. In continuous operation for nearly a century, most of the chairs, fixtures and decorations are well-kept originals, giving the shop an appealing vintage feel. But services are fully up to date. Dente's caters primarily to men, offering haircuts, shaves and men's grooming.
Ferreira Upholstery Shop 24 Webster Ave, Somerville, MA02143 Ferreira has been in business for over 25 years. Its shop is in the downstairs level of the building at 24 Webster,…More which is also occupied by the Community Builders Cooperative and several other furniture-related crafts companies. Ferreira specializes in upholstering cutomized pieces and restoring the old a/o damaged upholstery on furniture. This is a cash and check-only business.
This classic barbershop has been in business since 1938, offering the men and boys of Somerville affordable, stylish…More haircuts for decades. Currently owned by Tony Alibrandi, the shop was originally opened by his father, Joe, more than 70 years ago. Tony followed in his father's footsteps, and has been cutting the hair of Somervillians for more than 50 years.
The charming shop is covered with sports and Somerville related memorabilia of years gone by—you'd be hard pressed to find a vacant space on Alibrandi's walls. Tony Alibrandi is devoted not only to his craft, but also to the local sports teams that decorate his shop, and has sponsored many in the city for years.
Sitting in one of Alibrandi's chairs not only means getting your ears lowered, but also having them filled with friendly banter and jokes. The shop promises fast and precise work, and clientele ranges from professional businessmen to children facing the scissors for the first time.
Union Square Smoke Shop 54a Union Sq, Somerville, MA02143 This has been a neighborhood smoke shop for nearly half a century. Today, Union Square Smoke Shop provides tobacco…More products, convenience store items and lottery tickets. Up front you'll find a cigarette rolling machine--purchase one of the store's tobacco blends (they'll provide you with the tubes and filters), and in eight minutes, you'll have yourself a carton's worth of cigarettes. In the back of the store, bright red modern chairs surround TV screens rolling Keno numbers or the Daily Race Game. If none of those amenities suit your fancy, stop in for a quick snack, soda or greeting card.
Specializing in recycling furniture, Toni and Ana's is a quirky, independently owned shop bursting at the seams with…More refurbished pieces. The shop has everything from kitchen chairs to armoires, all restored by the artistic hand of Toni, the shop owner.
Taking old furniture from anywhere he can find it, Toni applies a fresh coat of paint (sometimes neutral, sometimes vibrant) or new knobs, along with a creative vision, until the piece is as good as new. Additionally, Toni is happy to repaint any of the furniture he sells to suit the desire of the customer. Open since early 2010, Toni and Ana's hopes to expand and offer an even larger selection in the future.
The fresh scent of laundry and the knickknacks that decorate the entrance of Winn Dry Cleaning & Laundry are…More reminiscent of a friendly home, and the professional staff is quick to offer customers their assistance.
On the upper level of this two-level shop, customers can receive tailoring and drop of clothes for dry cleaning. Washers and dryers can be found in the lower portion of the shop, along with a vending machine offering detergent and a seating area for customers to wait for their clothes. This shop is conveniently located across the street from the Davis Square T station, accessible by train or bus.
Au Petit Pain 11 College Ave, Somerville, MA02144 Tucked into the Davis Square T station, this walk-up coffee shop is quite convenient for commuters and locals alike.…More Owner, Mohamed Benkhayat, who cheerfully greets each customer, has run the shop since 2005, and is proud to serve even just a small portion of the thousands of people that pass through the station each day. The shop offers a variety of goods, including Downeast coffee, pastries, bagels, and cold beverages. Additionally, Au Petit Pain sells snacks such as, candy, chips, fresh popcorn, pretzels, hot dogs, and fruit smoothies.
QRST's 561 Windsor St, Somerville, MA02143 This shop specializes in custom t-shirt fabrication, but is also known to personalize a hat or bandanna. Inside you'll…More find a hip front office with band posters, neon signs and many framed newspaper articles extolling this business. And behind massive double doors, QRST's shop sprawls into the distance; enormous spinning presses crank out t-shirts, digital printers put photo quality images onto cloth and embroidery machines rapidly stitch logos. Most of its business is handled online, but phone orders and walk-in clients are welcome.
Tony's Barbershop 294 Broadway, Somerville, MA02145 Since 1929, when owner Tony Matarazzo returned home to Somerville after a stint in the Navy, Tony's Barber Shop performs…More anything and everything a man's hair may need. Under photographs of boxing legend Rocky Marciano and various American flags, customers get everyday haircuts, as well as whiffles, boy's regulars and crew cuts. Servicing men only, patrons step into a time machine when entering this timeless and classic shop.
Junior Autobody 486 Columbia St, Somerville, MA02143 Connected to HF Auto, Junior Auto Body handles all of that shop's body-work projects. For 14 years, owner Junior…More has been straightening frames, completing custom artwork, removing dings and scratches and offering free estimates. Priding himself on owing 'the busiest shop around', it's hard to argue with this statement once a visitor takes note of the fleet of vehicles spilling out onto Columbia Street awaiting repair.
Once Upon A Time 164a School St, Somerville, MA02145 Once Upon A Time is a children's consignment shop and specialty boutique. It offers gently-used children's items, as…More well as accessories, toys, furniture and books.