The staff at Greater Boston Running Company—the Northeast operation of the national and online retailer Running Company—hopes customers are not misled by the name. They’ll custom fit everyone for shoes that support their pursuits, whether they be marathoners, CrossFitters, or a nurse who has to stand all day. The process starts with talking to guests about their average workout or day, followed by a meticulous measuring of their feet. Staffers then have guests walk, jog, or run on a treadmill equipped with slow-motion-capture software, which lets guests see things such as how their arches react when striking and lifting from the ground. Armed with this wealth of information, Greater Boston Running Company’s team can narrow the expansive shoe stock down to just a few recommendations.
Beyond an armory of footwear, Greater Boston Running Company stocks athletic apparel and accessories from brands such as New Balance, Garmin, and SmartWool. This gear is matched by a wealth of educational resources, both online and at the store level. Regularly posted web articles cover topics from how the seasons impact nutritional needs to how rubbing your body in bacon attracts wild animals and boosts your desire to run.
At individual locations, each store’s staff works with local running clubs, high-school teams, and charities—making them especially adept at pointing runners toward fellow runners and trainers who will help them reach their goals.
Furniture from more than 15 national and international sources fills Northeast Furniture Direct, a store that sells home furnishings at factory-direct prices. Shoppers can peruse memory-foam mattresses, leather sofas, formal dining sets, and more, all still wrapped in their factory packaging and bearing their manufacturers' full warranties. Each week, the store announces its public business hours; patrons can also visit during scheduled one-on-one appointments.
South Shore Pottery Shop, as a Paint Your Own Ceramics studio, provides a relaxing and non-judgemental atmosphere within the community where customers can exercise their creativity.
It provides people of all ages a place to create, relax, socialize, and get to know their creative spirit.
8 Acre Family Owned Garden Center known for our friendly, informative staff & quality plants. Specializing in landscape size trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and garden essentials.
Seoane Landscape Design, Inc. Established 1973 Landscape Design, Construction, Maintenance and Masonry.
The fashions may have changed since 1944, but the service and family ownership of Dependable Cleaners has remained constant. The dry-cleaning company started as a single shirt-laundry facility and has since expanded into 16 locations. The chain is now owned by a third-generation Fawcett. A few of the 16 locations offer a new addition called Style, a hand-cleaning service that treats designer and high-end garments. Expansion isn’t the only success of the company since its inception more than 65 years ago. Dependable Cleaners has garnered a number of awards, including the title of Boston magazine's Best Gown Preservation in 2008. The cleaner also proudly does its part to create a sustainable Earth by using EarthCare Cleaning Systems to clean clothing with natural, recyclable solutions that break down naturally in the environment, unlike the emotionally imperturbable Philip Seymour Hoffman. While laundering shirts, the cleaner uses biodegradable soaps and hangs newly dry-cleaned dresses, suit jackets, pants, and sweaters on recycled hangers and garment bags.
In 2003, Bob Pollard packed all his passion for surfing and skateboarding into one shop dedicated to serving the community and fellow extreme boarders. After Bob's untimely passing in June of 2006, his passion lives on through the shop, which is now owned by Bob's buddy, team rider, and first employee, Dan Hassett, Luminate continues to make its mark in the region by supplying their own brand of surf and skate gear along with lessons lead by experienced boarders. Additionally, Dan and his team, which includes assistant director Jessica Horton, sponsor contests, help with beach cleanups, and donate to a wide variety of local charities. In keeping with Bob's upbeat, enthusiastic spirit, Dan works to keep the shop the same inviting place Bob made it, welcoming adventurers of all skill levels to stop by, chat, and learn more about boarding sports.