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Assembly Row Event

Assembly Row Event

October 11, 2014

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In October I had the pleasure of attending an event in Somerville’s Assembly Row. I’ve shopped nearby this development many times at Home Depot, Christmas Tree Shop, Kmart, Staples, Bed, Bath, and Beyond, and at Sports Authority. I knew the area well but didn’t know much about Assembly Row. Here is some information about the development:

Assembly row consists of more than 30 storefronts including nationally branded outlet shops, sit-down restaurants and cafes, 12-screen AMC Assembly Row 12 and IMAX, a six-acre waterfront park complete with bike lanes and an amphitheater and the only LEGOLAND Discovery Center in New England. This shopping and dining area is a short car ride from Boston and is now assessable from the MBTA Orange Line.

http://www.assemblyrow.com/

Here is an article with more details about this development: http://bostinno.streetwise.co/2014/11/21/what-is-assembly-row-somerville/

The event took place at AVA Somerville, the lobby of an apartment complex in the heart of the development.  The area I walked into was filled with products from the surrounding stores.

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I sipped on champagne and snacked on cheese and crackers while admiring the jewelry.

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I was able to catch up with some of my favorite Boston bloggers.

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We were able to take a tour of an apartment and the common areas for residents.

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I loved this apartment, the layout was fun and it was filled with useful amenities.

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Back at the event, Aricia and Cibelene stylists from Shift your Style were taking measurements and making clothing style recommendations to people in attendance. http://timetoshiftyourstyle.com/

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After our tour and style sessions we did some shopping at the Banana Republic Factory Outlet. Some of us found a few stylish items to purchase.

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I am a big fan of outlet shopping because I am a fan of finding good deals on clothing. Some items are created specifically for the outlets, some are very similar to items you find in the retail stores but there are many nice items for decent prices at these stores.

Since the event, I have gone back and shopped at the Nike outlet for some sports bras. I’m happy that these outlet stores are so close to the city and I will be returning to this shopping area again. I would still like to visit: the movie theater, the Legoland store, and the many other retailers that I missed.

I would also like to check out the dining options in the Row, especially American Fresh Brewhouse a brewery and restaurant.http://www.assemblyrow.com/#eat

Planning a visit to this shopping area? You can drive (parking is free) or take the T: Assembly Station on the MBTA Orange Line in now open! Make it here in just three stops from Downtown Boston. View the MBTA subway map here.

Planning on going out to watch the super bowl this weekend? Papagayo has a good deal for you:

http://papagayorestaurants.com/somerville/

We are inviting all our guests to come into any of our Papagayo restaurants to watch the big game on February 1st, 2015. If the New England Patriot’s beat the Seattle Seahawks, (which they will) all of your food will be free! If by chance, the game goes the other way, your food will be 50% off.

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