2017 Year In Review: New and Improved Businesses

New Biz On The Block

The South End has long been a culinary and retail destination in Boston. From a fine-casual Lebanese restaurant to a hip new knitwear studio, we're highlighting the newest and improved South End businesses of 2017.

These businesses opened (or will open) in the South End:

 Anoush'ella Saj Kitchen serves fresh and flavorful Eastern Mediterranean Food

Anoush'ella Saj Kitchen serves fresh and flavorful Eastern Mediterranean Food

Anoush’ella Saj Kitchen* - 35 West Newton St.

Area Four at the Troy – 264 East Berkeley St.

Area Gallery - 460 Harrison Ave.

Avery Property Management – 597A Tremont St.

Barre3* - 1511 Washington St.

Cou Cou* – 24 Union Park

Dahlia Gallery – 524 Harrison Ave.

Ethos – 477 Harrison Ave. #1A

Eye Adore Threading* - 467 Shawmut Ave.

Fez Home Designs - 75 Thayer St.

Fountain Street Fine Art - 460 Harrison Ave.

Frenchie – 560 Tremont St.

Infusion Art Glass - 460 Harrison Ave.

International Poster Gallery - 460 Harrison Ave.

Jugos – 503 Massachusetts Ave.

 Longtime South Ender, Jamie Golden (pictured), opened Barre3 studio on Washington Street in 2017.

Longtime South Ender, Jamie Golden (pictured), opened Barre3 studio on Washington Street in 2017.

Kabinett - 29 Thayer St.

Kodomo – 579 Tremont St.

Little Panda Daycare* - 51 Waltham St.

Mida – 782 Tremont St.

Miniluxe – 536 Tremont St.

Muscarella’s Market – 570 Tremont St.

Oka Arte - 46 Waltham St. (courtyard)

OKW Fashion – 450 Harrison Ave. #65

Phillipo Style Hair Studio – 485 Harrison Ave.

Pop-Up Holiday Store by Sault* - 251 Shawmut Ave.

Reebok South End Showroom – 655 Tremont St.

Sara Campbell - 460 Harrison Ave.

Shun’s Kitchen – 520 Columbus Ave.

Smile Bar – 303 Columbus Ave.

 Walden Local Meats opened in late 2017 and offers a changing variety of specialty cuts, in-house sausage blends and marinated products.

Walden Local Meats opened in late 2017 and offers a changing variety of specialty cuts, in-house sausage blends and marinated products.

Swet Studio – 480 Tremont St.

T Mobile (at Laconia Lofts) – 1180 Washington St. #103

The Elsewhere Salon* - 33 Waltham St.

The Third Piece – 631 Tremont St.

Walden Local Meats* - 316A Shawmut Ave.

World Depot - 460 Harrison Ave.

AC Hotel at Ink Block (Under Construction) – 225 Albany St.

Bootleg Special (Coming Soon) – 400 Tremont St.

Burro Bar* (Coming Soon) – 1357 Washington St.

Café Lyon* (Under Construction) – 1750 Washington St.

Champions Kick Boxing* (Coming Soon) – 1250 Washington St.

Southern Proper at the Girard (Under Construction) – 600 Harrison Ave.

 

These businesses enhanced their spaces to better serve the South End:

Anita Kurl* (1661 Washington St.) – Owner Kandace Cummings gave Anita Kurl a huge makeover in 2017. Kandace and her staff do a phenomenal job here to make you look your best, and now they have the space to match!

Anoush’ella Saj Kitchen* (35 West Newton St) – not only did they open, but thanks to the City of Boston's Office of Small Business Development and Washington Gateway Main Street, Anoush'ella was able to install attractive signage and awnings on Washington Street.

Bank of America* (1762 Washington St.) – Bank of America renovated their ATM at the corner of Massachusetts Ave. and Washington St. with guidance from Washington Gateway, creating a safer place for South Enders to bank. BofA increased their storefront and now have 3 ATMs with state-of-the-art technology. They completely renovated the interior, added new interior and exterior lighting and added a full-time security person.

Community Bike Supply (496 Tremont St.) - Since 1977, the family-owned business has supplied and repaired bikes for residents of Boston. Community Bike Supply is the largest resource for bikes in Boston, and with their 2017 expansion and renovations, they're even bigger and better!

Don Quijote Market* (1639 Washington St.) - Don Quijote Market is the oldest minority owned bodega in the City of Boston owned by Freddie Blanco and co-managed Luis Blanco. Thanks to a partnership between lighting company ThinkLite and Washington Gateway, new low-cost interior energy-saving lighting was installed at Don Quijote Market. They also completed major interior renovations. Support your local market!

Jaho Coffee and Tea* (1651 Washington St.) – Jaho Coffee underwent a major overhaul of their interior. We LOVE stopping by to grab a coffee and we often end up just staying for meetings and socializing because the new space is so nice. Thank you, Jaho!

 Seiyo's new bar space, added in 2017

Seiyo's new bar space, added in 2017

Seiyo Sushi and Bar* (1721 Washington St.) - Seiyo has some of the best sushi around, and now they have a bar! Stop by and check out their beautiful expanded space.

South End Buttery* (314 Shawmut Ave.) – The South End Buttery is like our second office, and that is all thanks to the beautiful renovations they completed in 2017. The food and drinks are phenomenal here too!

Stella* (1525 Washington St) – Expanded seating at Stella in 2017 means that there's more room for more people to enjoy their delicious food and drinks in 2018!

Tadpole (58 Clarendon St) – Tadpole is an independently-owned modern children's store, and in 2017 they underwent major renovations. If you're in the area and looking for your children or a gift, check out the new space!

 

* denotes Washington Gateway Main Street district businesses