CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — If you live in Massachusetts, you probably have a love-hate relationship with the MBTA. For those who want to express their love -- one local shop is the place to be.
Brothers Steven and Brian Beaucher are the owners and operators of MBTA Gifts in Cambridge. Steven said the gift shop sells all kinds of merchandise for riders of the T to show support for their public transit system -- including posters, prints, key-chains, magnets, cups and more.
"We do reproductions of the [station] signs, temporary tattoos -- we try to have something for everyone," Beaucher said.
The store also has apparel to rep' the T -- like hoodies, face masks, t-shirts, tote bags and more.
And if you're looking for something more historic -- the shop sells old station tokens, tickets, maps, and decommissioned signs taken directly from the stations themselves.
"I bring [the signs] into the store and put them on the website and they typically sell very promptly," Beaucher said.
Beaucher said the older relics are popular among tourists and locals alike, celebrating the "the lighter side to the behemoth that is the MBTA."
If you want to check out the shop's offerings, you can go to their website here or visit the shop at 1735 Massachusetts Ave in Cambridge.
MBTA Gifts hours are 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday through Sunday. The shop is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports.
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Written by Rachel Armany
(Photo: Courtesy of MBTA Gifts in Cambridge, MA)