Find Out What’s Open & Closed on Christmas in Watertown

Most government offices, retail stores and restaurants will be closed on Christmas Day. A few will remain open, at least part of the day. Government

State and Federal offices: Closed

Town Hall: Closed

Library: Closed

Senior Center: Closed

Post Office: Closed

Mass. RMV: Closed

Retailers

Most will be closed, but can be open at owner’s discretion. Liquor Stores: Closed

CVS will be open on Christmas: Watertown Square location will be open 24 hours, the Watertown Street and Mt.

Several Open Houses Over the Weekend in Watertown

Home buyers can check out these homes over the weekend. $609,000 – 14 Maplewood St. Unit 14, Condo – 2/3 Family, 1,905 Living Area Sq. Ft., 9 Room, 4 Bedroom, 2 Full Bathroom Open House: Sunday 1-3

$729,900 – 18 Wilson Ave. Unit 18, Condo – Townhouse, 2,413 Living Area Sq.

Five Story Apartment Building Approved on Main Street in Watertown

A view of 164-166 Main Street, a five story apartment building with a commercial space on the ground floor. A new building will be added to Watertown’s skyline near Watertown Square after the Zoning Board of Appeals approved a five story apartment building on Main Street. The approval of the project at 164-166 Main Street was made Wednesday night. The site used to be occupied by a convenience store (Store 24 then Tedeschi’s and briefly 7-Eleven) and sits across from Town Hall. The building will have four stories with 34 apartments, on top of a garage and commercial or office space.

Watertown Residents Can Enjoy a Discount on Cookies and Baked Goods

Geoff & Drew’s offers cookies and brownies made from all-natural ingredients. Watertown’s Carol Spickler is president and “chief cookie girl.” A cookie business co-owned by a Watertown resident is offering a special discount to town residents looking for a last minute gift or something tasty for a New Year’s celebration. Watertown’s Carol Spickler is the president and “chief cookie girl” of Geoff & Drew’s, which features cookies, brownies and other baked goods made with all-natural ingredients. 

Watertown residents, friends & family enjoy a 20 percent discount off any non-discount items when ordering from Geoff & Drew’s. Enter Promotion Code: NEW20 at checkout at www.gdcookies.com 

Geoff & Drew’s  Gourmet Cookie & Brownies offers a wide selection of gift boxes and baskets overflowing with their award-winning bakery treats, Spickler said. 

The business began in 2001 as Late Night Cookies — a cookie and milk delivery service in Boston.

Shake Shack Hosting Grand Opening Event in Watertown

The ShackBurger is one of the offerings at Shake Shack’s new location at Arsenal Yards. {Updated Dec. 18, 2019, at 8:45 p.m. The restaurant announced it will not be serving alcohol during the event,}

Massachusetts’ latest Shake Shack opening will be at Arsenal Yards in Watertown, according to an announcement from the company. The announcement reads:

More Shacks to Massachusetts! Shake Shack® is thrilled to announce that to celebrate their newest Boston area location, the Arsenal Yards Shack will host a grand opening holiday event from 11AM – 10PM on Saturday, December 21st.

Two Marijuana Dispensaries Invited to Begin Applying for Locations in Watertown

A Town Council subcommittee narrowed down the applications for two marijuana dispensaries in town to operators seeking to open in locations in Watertown Square and on Pleasant Street. While the ballot question that legalized recreational marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts prevents communities from banning pot from being sold, communities can limit the number of facilities. The Town Council has limited the number to three in Watertown. One dispensary has been approved to open at 23 Elm Street in the East End, and Town officials accepted applications for the other two dispensaries in town. Thursday evening, the Council’s Economic Development and Planning Committee reviewed the four applications, ultimately asked two to start the approval process: one at 48 North Beacon St.

Check Out This Weekend’s Watertown Open Houses

Home seekers have several options to look at this weekend in Watertown. $995,000 – 30 Church St. Unit 30, Condo – Townhouse, 2,317 Living Area Sq. Ft., 7 Room, 3 Bedroom, 2 Full & 1 Half Bathroom, Open House: Sunday 1 PM – 3 PM

$995,000 – 28 Church St. Unit 28, Condo – Townhouse, 2,305 Living Area Sq.