Monday, September 08, 2014

Sherman Cafe in Somerville's Union Square Is Closing

A popular cafe in Somerville is getting ready to close its doors.

According to a post on its Facebook page, Sherman Cafe in the city's Union Square neighborhood is shutting down by the end of this week after being in business for more than 10 years. The note says that "Although we tried to punch it up with owls and stuff, the place needs to be redone; for that, money needs to be raised, and that in turn begs a bunch of questions..." with the post going on to say "Union Square has changed: when we opened, our neighborhood was graduate students and post-post-collegiate types (like ourselves actually) and a bunch of old hippies and Old Somerville. Many of you (us?) have stayed in Union, and God bless you, but you don't have seem to have time to hang out in the afternoons anymore, because you're gainfully employed!" The note ends with "A million blessings to you, our customers: if we could do it all over again, we would (though we'd probably have charged approximately 5% more the whole time). Thank you, and see you soon."

As mentioned in a previous post, the former Sherman Market space, which is next door (the market eventually integrated into the Sherman Cafe space), will be home to a new ice cream shop called Gracies; it is not known what will go into the site where the Sherman Cafe is.

The address for the soon-to-close Sherman Cafe is 257 Washington Street, Somerville, MA, 02143.

Thanks to a Twitter poster for initially bringing this to our attention.

[Earlier Article]
Gracie's Ice Cream to Open in Somerville's Union Square