March 21st was the day last year when My Cousin’s Place at 396 Hanover St. opened its doors in grand fashion with family, friends, neighbors and local officials cutting the ribbon on the new coffee shop. It’s been a lot of hard work, they say, but well worth it. The neighborhood shop has gained a loyal following, including becoming a regular stop for high profile Bostonians such as Mayor Tom Menino (here and again). On their first anniversary, co-owners Ralph Verrocchi and Daniel D’Elia look a bit more tired, but are easier to smile knowing the new small business has grown into a success. Establishing a beachhead on the corner of Hanover and Charter Streets, the young entrepreneurs have expanded into groceries next door at Local Roots with partner and North End childhood friend, Marco Imbergamo. Ralph and Daniel praise the help of their families and thanked all their neighborhood customers for supporting them over the past year.
Neighborhood Photo: Now a Two-Mayor Coffee Shop
From its inception a few years ago, My Cousin’s Place was a regular stop for former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino. Thus, the folks at the Hanover Street coffee shop were thrilled to have current Mayor Marty Walsh stop in, shown below with Darlene D’Elia. Photo courtesy of My Cousin’s Place.
Mayor Menino is a Regular at “My Cousin’s Place”
Everyone knows that Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino is a frequent customer at several North End establishments and recent sightings imply he has now become a regular at “My Cousin’s Place,” the recently opened coffee shop at 396 Hanover Street. Cousins Ralph and Daniel share this photo from Friday when the Mayor posed with the Read More…
Take the Breakfast, Leave the Parking Space
We’ve seen the dark side of parking spot saving. Others are trying honey instead of vinegar. Literally. As shown in this photo, Ralph Verrocchi and the folks at My Cousin’s Place are using the “Take the Breakfast, Leave the Spot” approach to space saving.