Davis Squared Welcomes a Sister: Arlington Centered’s Open for Biz!
Arlington, MA – One of Somerville’s most beloved independent boutiques, Davis Squared, just welcomed a sister.
Her name is Arlington Centered, and she’s open for business as of September 29.
She looks a lot like Davis Squared, the fun and funky go-to gift shop that has become a Somerville mainstay after only five years in business. Fondly known by the locals at d2, the store is known for its industrial floor, gothic welded steel display casings, and chalkboard-paint wall.
Arlington Centered, or AC, has the same signature look, but it lives at 487 Massachusetts Avenue, steps away from the Minuteman bike path, and right in the heart of Arlington Center. Co-owners and husband-and-wife team Paul and Melisa Christie hope that the new store will develop its own identity in Arlington.
“We had a very warm welcome from all of Arlington and we hope we are laying the foundation for a good customer base here,” says Christopher Derosier, who will manage both stores. “We want to bring the funky, urban vibe with us to Arlington, but we also want AC to stand on its own. We won’t have a kids’ section here, so we’ll be focusing on new men’s gifts, wallets and barware, and we’ll have plenty of great women’s stuff, too.”
AC is located at 487 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington. Store hours are Sunday 12-6 p.m., Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. To reach the store, call 781-643-6700 or visit www.davissquared.com/lil-sista.
We hope to see you soon!