Coffee and tea lovers have a new option in Watertown, O’Some Cafe, where you can also grab a freshly baked treat. Owner Ricci Cheng has turned a former vape shop into a cafe right in Watertown Square (100 Main St.) across from the Fire Station. O’Some Cafe opened in mid-August. Before that, Cheng worked at Cupcake City in Reading for about five years. She moved the the United States from Hong Kong a dozen years ago.
Watertown home seekers have a wealth of choices this week. $499,000 – 53 Aldrich Road Unit A, Condo – Low-Rise, 744 Living Area Sq. Ft., 4 Room, 2 Bedroom, 1 Full Bathroom, Open House: Saturday 11-12
$1,299,900 – 23 Everett Ave., Single Family – Detached Colonial, 2,719 Living Area Sq. Ft., 7 Room, 4 Bedroom, 3 Full Bathroom, Open Houses: Saturday 1-3 Sunday 1-3
$925,000 – 24-26 Wilson Ave., Multi-family Home – 2 Family, 2,463 Living Area Sq. Ft., 2 Units, 12 Total Rooms, 4 Total Bedrooms, Open Houses: Saturday 11:30-1 Sunday 11:30-1
$525,000 – 13 Circuit Lane Unit 13, Condo – Townhouse, 1,474 Living Area Sq.
The following announcement was provided by Taffer’s Tavern and Arsenal Yards:
Taffer’s Tavern, the innovative new full service tavern concept founded and developed by leading hospitality expert and star of Paramount Network’s Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer, announced today its first Boston area restaurant is headed to Arsenal Yards, the thriving new neighborhood located along the Charles River in Watertown, Massachusetts, just miles from the heart of Boston. The Arsenal Yards team selected Taffer’s Tavern to complement its curated dining experiences, boutique shops, entertainment offerings, 300 contemporary residences, state of the art life science space, 146-room hotel, and more. “We are very excited to welcome Taffer’s Tavern to our unique lineup of restaurant, retail and entertainment offerings here at Arsenal Yards,” said Gary Robinson, Vice President, Leasing at Wilder, developer of Arsenal Yards. “It is one of many new additions to the Arsenal Yards neighborhood, and we know our local community will love Jon Taffer’s vision for bringing a top quality experience to casual dining. This opening will help us further our goal of creating one-of-a-kind experiences for our residents, visitors and guests.”
This marks the first of several Taffer’s Tavern restaurants operated by experienced franchise operators and Boston area natives Marc Magerman and Peter Weber of 8G Hospitality Associates, LLC.
A single-family house, two condos and a townhouse were sold this week in Watertown. $406,000 – 107 Spring Street Unit 2-1, Condo – Mid-Rise, 721 Living Area Sq. Ft., 4 Room, 2 Bedroom, 1 Full Bathroom
$880,000 – 232 Westminster Ave. Unit 232, Condo – Townhouse, 2,196 Living Area Sq. Ft., 6 Room, 3 Bedroom, 2 Full & 1 Half Bathroom
$660,000 – 6 Summer St.
See the properties hosting open houses this week. $750,000 – 92 Beechwood Ave. Unit 1, Condo – Duplex, 1,410 Living Area Sq. Ft., 5 Room, 3 Bedroom, 2 Full Bathroom, Open House: Sunday 12 1:30
$350,000 – 56 Ralph St. Unit 3, Condo, 983 Living Area Sq.
Four properties in Watertown were sold this week. $755,000 – 91 Spruce St., Single Family – Detached Colonial, 1,692 Living Area Sq. Ft., 8 Room, 4 Bedroom, 2 Full & 1 Half Bathroom
$710,000 – 39 Harrington St. Unit 39, Condo – Townhouse, 1,795 Living Area Sq. Ft., 7 Room, 3 Bedroom, 2 Full & 1 Half Bathroom
$425,000 – 15 Ralph Piteri Ter.
Phil Amatangelo worked at Russo’s market for nearly 50 years. The news that Russo’s market will be closing hit many people hard, and sparked plenty of memories. None more so, perhaps, than for a pair of daughters of a man who worked at the Watertown institution for just short of half a century. Anne Korte and Susan Amatangelo shared just a handful of memories of their father Phil Amatangelo with Watertown News. The Italian immigrant settled in the Boston area and his ties to the Russo family go way back, said Anne, who lives in Watertown.
Arsenal Yards is home to the newest location of sweetgreen. The following announcement was provided by sweetgreen:
On Friday, August 27, sweetgreen, the seasonal restaurant with the mission of connecting people to real food, opens its newest Boston-area restaurant at Arsenal Yards (100 Bond Square, Watertown, MA 02472).
The space will be able to accommodate 24 guests inside, with a spacious patio for an additional 26 diners to enjoy salads and bowls during Boston’s summer months. Sweetgreen features fresh, seasonal food, including salads, warm bowls and plates. Earlier this year, sweetgreen went through a complete rebrand, and the Arsenal Yards space will reflect the company’s newest look decorated with updated posters, graphics and photography. For every meal sold on opening day, sweetgreen will donate a meal to its local impact partner, Watertown Food Pantry, to nourish those who are food insecure in the Watertown community.
See all the open houses around town this week. $845,900 – 28 Hall Ave., Multi-family Home – 2 Family, 2,196 Living Area Sq. Ft. 2 Units, 9 Total Rooms, 5 Total Bedrooms, Open Houses: Saturday 11-12:30 Sunday 11-12:30
$829,000 – 5 Highland Ave., Single Family – Detached Bungalow, 1,926 Living Area Sq. Ft.