Check out the Somerville 630 Open House on April 9th!
Located at 630 Dundas Street, Somerville 630 is where great food, coffee, art, and culture come together. This coming Saturday, April 9th from 11am-4pm, check out the Open House celebrating all Somerville 630 has to offer! Don’t miss out on fun for the whole family, including delicious food, crafts, art, live music, and more!
Over 130 years old, the building was originally built and occupied by the Somerville Paper Box Company. It was established by C.R. Somerville in 1886 and operated out of the building until 1946. Today the main floor of the building is home to Fire Roasted Coffee Co., and food vendors including Willie’s Café, Momos at the Market, Bella's Acacia Catering, The Ugly Local Grocery Bodega, Yaya’s Kitchen, and Immanuel’s Kitchen. The space will have some exciting new additions coming shortly, including a bakery called The Baker’s Table which will have a commercial production space and retail options. Additionally, Somerville 630 houses an art gallery and cultural space for workshops and events of all kinds such as comedy nights and theatre.
Kathy Navackas, organizer of Somerville 630, explains that the inspiration for the upcoming Open House is “spring excitement, celebrating that we are open, and the street is now open, and there are vendors moving and new vendors coming in. There’s a level of excitement in the building.” Navackas hopes that the Open House will draw in the community to explore the space.
The event will be activating the whole building—There will be a Fire Roasted Coffee Co. demonstration at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm, showing how their coffee is roasted and the differences between the roasts. They will also be offering free samples to the first 200 people attending!
There will also be many creative endeavours to check out during the event. In addition to live music, there will be a solo show by artist Brian Normandeau until April 29th featuring large-scale work. The event will also host numerous activities such as family-friendly crafts, including a clay pot painting activity and Easter-themed magnets. Along with the wonderful food vendors in 630 Somerville, there will be artisan vendors selling their wares at the Open House. The pop-up vendors include Kim Stark of Land of Small who creates felt creatures, Walter Sayers of WalDoodles, and Worth, a re-purposing company that uses leftover Goodwill fabrics and fashions them into something new.
Although the event entry is free, donations will be accepted for the World Central Kitchen, an NGO providing food relief for Ukraine and humanitarian emergencies.
Mark your calendars and make sure to check out the Somerville 630 Open House this Saturday, April 9th from 11am to 4pm to experience great food, art, music and activities for the whole family.