Watertown Farmers Market Moving, Teaming with Summer Concerts

The Watertown Farmers Market will have a new home and new day in 2019. Warm weather will return in a few months, and with it the return of the Watertown Farmers Market. However, the market will have a new location and a new day, plus it will be teamed up with the Summer Concert Series for several weeks. Starting on June 12, and running through Oct. 9, the Watertown Farmers Market will be held on Wednesdays and will be located at Saltonstall Park in Watertown Square, next to Town Hall.

Arsenal Yards Announces Latest Restaurant Addition

Boylston Properties and Wilder proudly announced today that Tender Greens has signed a 3,017 sq. ft. lease at Arsenal Yards. The restaurant has quickly emerged as an innovative leader and pioneer among fine-casual restaurants since Erik Oberholtzer, David Dressler, and Matt Lyman opened the first location in 2006 on an up-and-coming street in Culver City, California. Today, Tender Greens has nearly 30 locations spanning California, New York and Massachusetts, each helmed by its own executive chef with unique décor inspired by the local community.

See What is Opened and Closed on Christmas Day, Including Stores, Restaurants

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.

Mexican Restaurant Added to Line Up at Arsenal Yards

The following information was provided by Boylston Properties and The Wilder Cos.:
Boylston Properties and The Wilder Companies proudly announced today that Condesa Restaurante Mexicano will join Shake Shack, Pokeworks and City Works Eatery and Pour House at Arsenal Yards. With two locations in Rhode Island, brothers Roberto and Ernesto Leon will open their third Condesa Restaurante Mexicano in 2019 at Arsenal Yards. By 2020 Arsenal Yards will be a thriving new neighborhood comprised of over more than one million square feet of development including 250,000 sq. ft. of curated shops, eclectic eateries, fresh groceries from Roche Bros., and a seven screen cinema, The Majestic at Arsenal Yards, plus 200,000 sq.

Restaurant Slated for Arsenal Yards will Bring a Taste of Hawaii to Watertown

The following announcement came from the developers and operators of Arsenal Yards:
Boylston Properties and The Wilder Companies announced today that with construction underway, Pokéworks will bring Hawaiian-inspired eats to Arsenal Yards in 2019. The international, fast-casual concept will join Arsenal Yards’ lineup of diverse food offerings including cult-favorite Shake Shack and New England’s first City Works Eatery and Pour House. By 2020 Arsenal Yards will be a thriving new neighborhood comprised of over more than one million square feet of development including 250,000 sq. ft. of curated shops, eclectic eateries, fresh groceries from Roche Bros., and a seven screen cinema, The Majestic at Arsenal Yards, plus 200,000 sq.

Watertown Farmers Market Seeks Input About How It Can be Improved

Organizers of the Watertown Farmers Market want to hear from residents and others interested in the market to find out what they are doing right and what they would like to see change. 

Since 2014, the Watertown Farmers Market has operated in the spring, summer and fall at various spots in the Arsenal on the Charles. The past few years it has been held in the green in front of the Mosesian Center for the Arts (and Panera Bread). The market features vendors selling fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, and other products such as pastries, cider and prepared food. Each week, the market also has musical entertainment and a community table featuring a local non-profit group. After being run by a private group, the Town of Watertown took over management of the Farmers Market last year.

See Which Burger Chain is Coming to Watertown’s Arsenal Yards

National burger chain Shake Shack will be opening a location in the new Arsenal Yards. 

The restaurant will be part of the renovated Arsenal Mall, which is well underway. It will be Shake Shack’s sixth location in the Boston area, including one in Harvard Yard and the newest one in Boston’s Seaport. The eatery will fit in with the newly renovated mixed-use development, said Tom Wilder, principal of the Wilder Companies. “Shake Shack’s investment in everything they do from sourcing high-quality ingredients, often from local artisan purveyors, to the investments they make in developing deep ties to their communities is truly unique,” Wilder said. “Their commitment to community, quality food and welcoming atmosphere all contribute to the overall experience that we’re building at Arsenal Yards and we’re proud to welcome them to the neighborhood.”

Shake Shack will be part of the new development, which includes a cinema, retailers, a h0tel, office space and other restaurants.

Catch the Final Watertown Farmers Market of the Year on Thursday

The following information was provided by the Watertown Farmers Market:

Thank you all for coming to market this year — What a wonderful season. We had some tough weather days and appreciate all who continued to come out and support of our amazing farmers and vendors. Please join us this week for the last market packed with free bike checks, knife sharpening, kids activities with Watertown Families Together, good music, and delicious, local food! Come celebrate the end of the season with us, stock up for the next several weeks, and thank the vendors who make it all happen. We Want to Hear Your Voice!