Martin's News Shops 197 Clarendon St, Boston, MA02116 Martin's News Shop provides not only the news, but a vast collection of newspapers, snacks, and other goodies to keep…More your mind occupied and your belly full.
Centremark Properties 222 Berkeley St, Boston, MA02116 425 Boylston Street -- home to Loomis Group and Corporate Filing Solutions -- is one of a number of properties on and…More around Boylston Street managed by Centremark Properties, whose offices also occupy the ninth floor of the building. Centremark formerly owned the office building at 399 Boylston Street, but in 2005 sold it to Rockwood Capital and Abbey Road Advisors for $55.5 million. Metered parking is available on the street.
Safar 237 Newbury St, Boston, MA02116 With 30 stylists on staff and a space occupying the basement floor of three buildings, Safar is one of the biggest and…More busiest salons on Newbury Street. You can detect the excitement within just by walking by the place. Owner and stylist Serge Safar, who started the business 30 years ago, leads his team with a simple commitment to making every single client feel good about him or herself. These cutting-edge professionals not only stay busy at the salon but also do high-profile commercial and print work. They're often responsible for the coiffures seen at many of the in-town fashion shows. In addition to hair stylists, Safar also has technicians who do nails, skin care and makeup.
Toscana European Day Spa & Boutique 231 Newbury St, Boston, MA02116 At this full-service day spa and salon, the secret to owner Doina Mandrila's success is not really a secret at all--it's…More science. A biochemist trained in Europe, she leads her team of estheticians using the latest and most trusted techniques in skin-rejuvenation. All products implemented at Toscana are organic and many are handmade in Tuscany, France or Romania. The space occupies two floors and the ambience is immediately soothing and inviting. Plus, the services are not just for women; Toscana also offers skin treatments for teens and men, including facials, non-surgical face lifts, light therapy and dermabrasion. Be sure to ask about the many available spa packages including deals for bridal parties.
Cafeteria 279A Newbury Street, Boston, MA02116 Occupying the corner of Newbury and Gloucester Streets since 2007, Cafeteria serves its special brand of American…More Comfort food to large, enthusiastic crowds every day of the week. The approach is like the name and very simple. Mac 'n' cheese and a classic hamburger are what Cafeteria's best known for, and with, one of the largest outdoor seating areas in the neighborhood, Cafeteria can easily accommodate large groups inside or outside. The interior has two floors of dining space with the upstairs featuring large picture windows overlooking Newbury Street. Cafeteria is also well-known for its weekend brunch.
Second Time Around 322 Newbury St, Boston, MA02115 Second Time Around sells relatively upscale vintage clothing, shoes and accessories for women and men and offers all the…More advantages of buying used clothes—you can pay a lot less, prevent needless waste and conserve resources. It has locations across the east coast, which often—as is the case at 322 Newbury Street—occupy the trendiest shopping hot spots. This location—near Newbury Comics and the Boston Architectural College—is one of three Newbury Street locations. It's the newest, and is larger than the other two. Its wares are displayed in a long, garden-level studio with walls of exposed brick. Unlike many other such stores (Goodwill, Boomerangs), the clothing at Second Time Around is acquired not through the consigners' charitable instincts but through fiscal incentives. Anyone can create an account online and consign clothes through the mail. Forty percent of the profits are paid (in quarterly installments) whenever your former things are sold, but note that these items sell at Second Time Around for as low as 30 to 50 percent of their retail value. The shop prefers to sell high-end, "better name brand" clothing, in "like-new condition" and will refuse anything older than two years. In this way, customers can buy near retail-quality apparel in the current style for a fraction of the usual price.
Though Rick Walkers specializes in cowboy boots, the store carries a broad range of "Americana" goods, including…More clothes, accessories and other gear. Much of the stock is vintage, procured on consignment. In its hip Newbury Street location, in the heart of Boston, Rick Walkers caters to the emerging "urban cowboy" counterculture.
Outside the Rick Walkers entrance is a statue of an enormous cowboy boot. Inside, the store is decorated with authentic cow-skulls, a stuffed armadillo, a saddle and an enormous taxidermied rattlesnake. You'll also see the rock influence here: there are amps, cords, an acoustic guitar and even a honky-tonk piano. Every inch, it seems, of available wall space is occupied by retro advertisements, vintage posters and the like.
One Sunday per month, the store hosts a concert. Each begins with a featured guest and later evolves into a folksy, rocking jam -- Rick Walker (the proprieter) is himself an avid musician; his band is called "Blood, Sweat and Gears."
Though it bore another name prior to 2003, Rick Walkers and its nostalgic chic has long been a fixture of Back Bay, patronized by such notables as Melissa Etheridge and Jacob Dylan.