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November 23, 2021

Small Business Saturday

What is your favorite small business located near a Commuter Rail Station?

For this months Destination Station, Commuter Rail staff shared their favorite small businesses with us. With the responses, we created a Small Businesses Near Train Stations Interactive Map where we mapped out all the submissions and showed how close they are to Commuter Rail stations in honor of #SmallBusinessSaturday so we can all support the communities we operate in.

Check out the full map here

Some highlights:

Station with the most submissions: Concord

Places that were submitted more than once:

  • Al’s South St. Café – South Station
  • Baba’s Original New York System – Providence Station
  • Beverly Depot Restaurant – Beverly Depot
  • Bunratty Tavern – Reading Station
  • Café La France – Providence Station
  • Copper City Coffee – Canton Junction
  • Lynwood Café – Holbrook/Randolph Station
  • Metzy’s Mexican Cantina – Newburyport Station
  • Nick’s Famous Roast Beef – North Beverly Station
  • Rivershed Restaurant – Greenbush Station
  • The Causeway Restaurant – West Gloucester
  • Tonno Restaurant – Wakefield
  • Tommy Floramo’s – Chelsea
  • Union Coffee Roaster – Ayer
  • Olives & Grace – Back Bay Station

What did staff say about places:

  • Union Coffee Roaster; Ayer: “Right across the street! Great place for caffeine pick me up for you ride into the city.”
  • The Scotty Dog; Beverly: “Chicago style hot dogs.
  • The Rivershed; East Braintree/Weymouth Landing: “American fare and live music…directly across the street from the station!”
  • The Billiards Café; Ayer: “…. this place is very dear to me for one reason especially – it is home to one of only two snooker tables in the whole of New England.”
  • Katz Bagel Bakery; Chelsea: “Closest to New York bagels that I have had.”
  • So this #SmallBusinessSaturday, try to #shopsmall and if you’re taking the train, don’t forget about $10 weekends!

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