Ringing in the Columbus Day Weekend brings expansions and closings. The Cross Street “Cigars” building was leveled and Mayoral Candidates John Connolly and Martin Walsh fight for their stake in the neighborhood. A lot of changes have occurred in the last few weeks, in case you haven’t noticed – Catch up on the things you might have missed!

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Monica's Mercato & Salumeria - Post Expansion - October 2013

Neighborhood Photo: New Monica’s Mercato & Salumeria Open for Business
The newly expanded Monica’s Mercato & Salumeria at 130 Salem Street is now completed and open for business in Boston’s North End. “A lot of care and love has been invested in our market,” said the Mendoza family in a Facebook announcement. The new glass storefront is adjacent to the original location with the entire market renovated inside. Read More

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Local Roots Market Closes on Hanover Street
After opening last winter, Local Roots Market has closed its doors this week at 402 Hanover Street. The urban farmers market specialized in locally sourced fruit, vegetables, bread, dairy and meats. Read More

Piccola Venezia Closes Its Doors on Hanover Street; Modern Pastry Expands
After weeks of speculation, a note appeared on the closed doors of Piccola Venezia at 263 Hanover Street this weekend.  “After 32 years we have closed our doors. Thank you to all our loyal customers over the years.” The space is rumored to be an expansion by the adjacent Modern Pastry Shop, according to Boston Restaurant Talk. Read More
(See also, Modern Pastry Confirms Expansion into former Piccola Venezia Building)

Obituary: Maria S. (Esposito) Robideaux of Boston’s North End
Maria S. (Esposito) Robideaux, well known and loved, lifelong resident of Boston’s North End passed away on October 6, 2013. Read More

Cross Street “Cigars” Building Torn Down
The long vacant building on Cross Street near the corner of Endicott Street was torn down this week, next to J. Pace. The one story structure had a sign that said “Cigars” on it from when it was a retail shop. We have not heard any plans for the property other than the usual talk of an apartment building or simply adding to the adjacent small parking lot. If you have any information, leave a comment below. Read More

 

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North End / Waterfront Crowd Gathers at Battery Wharf for “Monday With Marty” [Video]
“Mondays with Marty” came to the North End / Waterfront this week as part of Mayoral Candidate Martin Walsh’s neighborhood outreach program. The town hall style meeting attracted dozens of neighborhood residents and business owners to the Fairmont Battery Wharf Hotel on Monday, October 7, 2013. Read More

John Connolly Holds Mayoral Campaign Event at Billy Tse’s Restaurant in North End [Photos] Surrounded by enthusiastic supporters, mayoral candidate John Connolly spoke at a North End / Waterfront campaign fundraiser on Tuesday night at Billy Tse’s Restaurant. Attracting many neighborhood residents and business owners, the reception was organized by Nasser Buisier, Billy Tse, Vito Ascolillo, Carmela Laurella and Stephen DeAngelis. Connolly gave a brief speech emphasizing issues surrounding jobs, better schools, public safety, the economy, workforce housing, BRA transparency and attracting businesses to Boston. The November 5, 2013 election will decide between John Connolly and Marty Walsh for Boston’s next mayor. Read More

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