Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Newtowne Variety in Cambridge Has Closed

A beloved deli, sub shop, and convenience store in Cambridge has closed its doors forever after being in business for more than a half century.

The Cambridge Chronicle/TAB is reporting that Newtowne Variety on Windsor Street (roughly between Central Square and Kendall Square) has shut down, as the three brothers who own the place--Bert, Dave, and John Gauthier--have decided to retire. The corner store, which was located in a part of Cambridge called The Port, was a neighborhood fixture that offered salads, sandwiches and subs, breakfast items, and snacks, along with groceries and other items, and it was also known for its ties to the community including its annual lunch donations to the Community Art Center's youth film festival, according to the article.

Newtowne Variety, which was described in the article as a "local treasure" and had one of the only lunch counters in the neighborhood, first opened its doors 55 years ago.

The address for this now-closed shop was 93 Windsor Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139.

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[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]

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