Holiday Parking Cheer: Selectmen OK 2 Free Hours at Municipal Lots

Photo: Don’t put any coins in or swipe you credit card if your staying less than two hours. The holiday season came early for residents and shoppers who will be shopping for that special gift in Belmont’s three main shopping districts as the Board of Selectmen Monday night, Nov. 9, voted to allow the first […]

Ohlin’s Celebrates A Century of Baking for Belmont (And That Means Donuts)

Photo: The Klemm family – Paul Jr., Paul, Marybeth and Emily – who own and run Ohlin’s Bakery in Cushing Square. There are three certainties in Belmont: the roads need repair, Ohlin’s Bakery at 456 Common St. will be open for the holidays (you name the celebration, the Cushing Square shop is ready for business) […]

Trapelo Road Cheese Shop Seeking Beer/Wine License

Photo: Co-owners Jen Bonislawski and Artur Nergaryan of Art’s Specialities on Trapelo Road. Artur Nergaryan said his customers – from first-timers to his regulars – keep asking him the same question. “People will go around and pick up a salami, some cheese and bread and then ask, ‘Where’s your wine?’” said Nergaryan, the co-owner with his wife, Jen Bonislawski, of Art’s Specialities at 369 Trapelo […]

With the Giant a Block Away, New Pharmacy Sets Focus on Service, Free Delivery

Photo: Pharmacist Richard Simon at Belmont Pharmacy.  When Jack wished to see the Giant, he had to climb a magic bean stalk that reached far into the sky. All Robert Pavlan needs to do to find his “giant” is stick his head out the door of the newly-opened Belmont Pharmacy, look to the left and there is […]

Say ‘Cheese!’: Belmont’s Newest Store Set to be Your Fromage Stop

Photo: Art’s Specialities, Belmont’s new cheese and produce shop, on Trapelo Road.  When Artur Nergaryan came to the US from Armenia, he began to long for food he loved from his childhood. While the surrounding communities are well stocked with Armenian fare, he still could not find one product he yearned for: cheese. So Nergaryan decided the best way to find what he wanted was to […]

Your Business: A New Yoga, Wellness Studio With a Family Vibe

Photo: Megan Dattoli, owner of GROUNDWORK yoga + wellness in Belmont. One day before she was to open her new business in Belmont, Megan Dattoli was running a bit behind schedule. No, it was not because she overslept or was waiting for supplies to arrive; early Thursday morning Dattoli was at Boston Medical Center helping a client […]