4.9 min readBy Published On: October 13th, 2021Categories: New To The Neighborhood0 Comments

This past year lots of new businesses have opened in the neighborhood!  Here are some of our favorites!

Cannonball Cafe

Located at 383 Dorchester Avenue, Cannonball Cafe – a new breakfast and lunch gathering spot designed and operated by chef Rachel Lazar is now open for business. Cannonball Cafe, whose name brings the revolutionary history back to South Boston and draws upon the forging and metallurgy that took place in the area, will brighten the longtime industrial district as its first dining spot! The new cafe is equipped with freshly brewed coffees, pastries, smoothies, and grab-and-go lunches. Cannonball Cafe offers discounts for veterans in addition to loyalty cards. Ask for one at checkout – 11th coffee is free!

Bar Volpe

Karen Akunowicz — chef and owner of Fox & the Knife – will be opening another restaurant in the neighborhood!  Bar Volpe will feature Southern Italian cuisine – think seafood, vegetables and of course, pasta! The 5200 square foot restaurant will feature a wood fire oven and a glassed encased pasta shop and will be located in the old Backyard Betty’s spot on West Broadway – just blocks from Fox & the Knife! You can get more delicious details here! 

Tatte Bakery

National Development announced back in 2019 that Tatte Bakery will open as the anchor tenant at 60-70 Old Colony Ave.  The wildly popular and chic bakery will offer classes and workshops open to the public, and have a viewing area of the production space which will serve all Tatte’s Massachusetts locations as they undertake significant expansion.  Tatte’s new space totals nearly 30,000 SF and will create over 100 jobs. Holy Moly!   You can learn more here! 

Hunter’s Bar + Kitchen

The much anticipated Hunter’s Kitchen + Bar officially opened its doors in August!  Featuring a menu full of the comfort classics such as biscuits, fried chicken, ribs, shrimp and grits, chicken and waffles – all the best the south has to offer!  Raise your glass to a beverage menu filled with fun southern inspired cocktails (a few mocktails) plus beer and wine!

Castle Island Brewing Taproom

Way back whenCastle Island Brewing wanted to open in South Boston but couldn’t find the right spot and opened in Norwood instead. Well, the wildly popular brewery have opened a taproom at 10 Old Colony Ave – the old Cole Hersee complete with bar pizza via Bardo’s! Make sure to follow Castle Island Brewing for the latest new!

In Good Company

In Good Company – a new lifestyle and gift shop featuring local, handcrafted and small batch goods will opened back in June. They also host fun local maker pop ups!  Make sure to follow them on instagram for the latest news and information.

Sprout Neighborhood Market

Sprout – a new neighborhood specialty store opened on L Street and is a welcomed addition.  The shop offers a wide range of healthy and organic products such as fruits & veggies, artisanal cheeses, grab and go sandwiches, breads and more! According to a post on Facebook, they also carry a wide selection of oils, vinegars, spices, spreads and more!  Sprout is located at 47 L Street.  Make sure to follow them on Instagram for the latest news about the shop!

Loco expanded

The wildly popular Loco Taqueria expanded with a brand new side with a cool lounge-y vibe! Think moody lighting, cozy couches, cool artwork and plenty of margaritas and tacos!

Recreation Station

Introducing South Boston’s free game and activity lending library. Recreation Station is filled with items for public use such as fitness gear, lawn games, books, family activities and more! Access the space using a simple combination. Either enter your information here or text the number listed on the front of the lending library to receive the lock box code. Then enjoy an array of seasonal activities, all yours for the borrowing. The Recreation Station is open to the public from 7AM to 9PM on the waterfront along Pappas Way, the street connecting South Boston to Boston’s Seaport.  Make sure to follow them on Facebook for the latest news on special classes, activities and more!


Maybe it’s the little paddles or the sound the ball makes when it hits the table, but we love ping pong.  So when we saw a post on social media stating that a ping pong club would be opening on Melcher Street, we were thrilled. SPIN, the beloved ping pong social club founded in New York City in 2009 is expanding with its 10th outpost in Fort Point!  You can learn more here! 

The Yard at the Playwright

This new outdoor addition to the Playwright includes picnic tables, a food truck, festive lights and plenty of food and cocktails!  Get the scoop on The Yard here! 

On Centre

On Centre – a delightful new gift shop on East Broadway – is a welcomed addition to the ever expanding small businesses in the neighborhood. Located at 661 East Broadway, this bright and cheerful shop features jewelry, home goods, greeting cards, bath + body, games + puzzles and more.

Olga’s Kafe

The newly open coffee shop on West Broadway is owned and operated by Southie native Olga Markos. Olga’s Kafe serves up breakfast, lunch and pastries – and because she’s Greek – she takes her coffee seriously! Olga’s coffee beans are flavored so there’s no added syrups. Stop by at 206 West Broadway and check it out!

Bohdii Boutique

Owner Justice Pellegrino just opened Bohdii Boutique in South Boston! This is the second location for her women’s clothing and accessories shop. Her first boutique is located in East Longmeadow. Her newest one is located at 398 West Broadway. Bohdii Boutique features on-trend apparel including dresses, rompers, tops, leggings and more.

Stone Provisions

Stone Provisions – new specialty shop – is located on Wormwood Street (off of A Street) and features craft beer, wine and spirits with snacks, groceries and sandwiches on the horizon!

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