Somerville Restaurants Now Allowed To Sell Groceries


SOMVERILLE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The city of Somerville has allowed restaurants to start selling groceries. It’s a move that’s meant to help restaurants that may be struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.

The city issued the order over the weekend that allows the restaurants to offer grocery pick-up and delivery.

Among the restaurants participating is Earl’s Kitchen and Bar at Assembly Row. Regional Director Lynn MacDonald said it’s a good alternative to grocery stores that may have long lines or cleared shelves.

“We’ve turned into this one-stop shop where you could pick up your grocery packs, toilet paper, you can pick up a cooking kit, and then as well as your favorite Earl’s items to take home and have with your family,” MacDonald said.

Anyone interested can order online, and pick-ups can be ready the same day or the next day.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports

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