Drop in at Bow Market

Drop in at Bow Market

Ingrid and I were in Boston today, so we decided to drop in on Bow Market in Somerville. We have been excited about this project ever since we toured the run down property with the developers, Zach and Matt, almost two years ago and we heard their vision for a unique maker-focus, micro-retail shopping and dining destination. We are excited (and a bit jealous) to see the project finally coming to life.

We know Bow Market isn't fully operational yet (some of the shops are still under construction), and we showed up on a rainy Tuesday, when there were not many people around, but we still had a fun time and we wanted to share our visit with you. We do plan on returning to Bow Market later on to share more about the individual Makers, so stay tuned. Go check it out for yourself; it is a truly unique place.

Bow Market is built around a courtyard, smack in the middle of a triangle shaped city block, isolated from the city traffic. The courtyard is surrounded by 30+ micro storefronts, on two levels, with a brewery and micro-restaurants on the ground level. 

We didn't have much time to explore (because we had to make it back to pick up the kids from school), but we walked around and did a little shopping. At Make and Mend, a second hand craft supply shop, we found the perfect things for our crafty kids (folding paper animals, and patterned paper—see the results below). And at Calliope Paperie, we found some witty greeting cards. We also peeked in at some other great shops that we want to come back to.

This afternoon, we had some fun craft projects with the new supplies from Make and Mend. Cute paper animals and new wallpaper for Willa's "Barbie Dream House". And here are the cards from Calliope Paperie (hope we don't spoil the surprise).

For more info about Bow Market, go to: http://www.bowmarketsomerville.com

Photography by: Rusty Kinnunen

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