The Spring Stroll has become another South Boston tradition. It is centered upon the merchants, enterprises and purveyors of refreshments along Broadway. But as you’ll recall, South Boston Online focused the lead article in our April 7 issue on residential developments along West Broadway. Well, the rapid development of shops and businesses along West Broadway is equally astonishing, so we are focusing on that in this issue.

New businesses range from the South Boston Arts Association’s (the SBAA’s) charming new “Around the Corner” Gallery to a major opening last Thursday: the Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation.  Check out their “core values” prominently displayed just inside their door. The SBAA Gallery is just around the corner from Neatly Nested, a design and furnishings shop that has become a signal success here. It’s at the corner of E and West Broadway; just ask for Danielle when you stop in.

An increasing number of dining anddrinking establishments now adorn West Broadway – appetizers at Fromage (or a final cup of coffee as a digestif), divine pasta at Capo, and a very colorful dessert course at Miam Miam Macaronerie. And the Certified Meatball Company, courtesy of Boston Nightlife Ventures, is on its way sometime this summer. And please note the French atmosphere that is developing at certain points along West Broadway.

Elegant clothing – for all tastes and of all kinds – is increasingly available at places like Jill and Jamie’s Pretty Reckless on Broadway at Perkins Square or Covet, Hanadi Hamzeh’s eclectic consignment shop between E and F Streets on West Broadway. And South Boston Online has heard that DewLuxe on A Street will be relocating to a retail space on West Broadway, also between E and F Streets. Stay tuned.


A stunningly spectacular spectrum of macaroons – each color with different flavors – on display at Miam Miam Macaronerie the evening of the spring stroll. The macaronerie, a relatively new South Boston shop, is at 359 West Broadway. (“Miam Miam” is French for “Yum Yum.”) (Photo by Rick Winterson)


The South Boston Arts Association gang at the SBAA’s “Around the Corner” Gallery, which recently opened at 317 E St. (Photo by Rick Winterson)


Neatly Nested (West Broadway at the corner of E) is packed with shoppers, strollers, refreshments, and lovely artifacts during the annual South Boston Spring Stroll on Thursday, April 14. The spring stroll ran from 5 to 9 p.m. Participating businesses were on and near East and West Broadway. (Photo by Rick Winterson)


The back room at Neatly Nested is filled with all kinds of mats. (Photo by Rick Winterson)



There’s a new business on West Broadway. Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation opened during last Thursday evening’s Spring Stroll. Area Manager David Lazowski is fourth from left. The new branch is in a suite at 380 West Broadway. Their “core values” are emblazoned on the wall. (Photo by Rick Winterson)


The colorful display windows at Covet on West Broadway during Thursday’s Spring Stroll. (Photo by Rick Winterson)



A glance inside Fromage, a truly French bistro type establishment on West Broadway. Their cheese (“fromage”) is excellent; their coffee, even better. (Photo by Rick Winterson)



Capo, with pasta (and other dishes) to die for, along with a dining area fireplace, is yet another recent and welcom) addition to the West Broadway scene. Say hello to Joe Nigro when you drop in. Capo, at 443 West Broadway, opened about two months ago. (Photo by Rick Winterson)