850 Hingham St.
Rockland, MA 02370
Phone: (781) 982-1000
Fax: (781) 982-9935
The Launch at Hingham Shipyard offers a memorable shopping experience with its numerous shops and dining options. Also, it is known to host many fun and exciting events from time to time. A colorful hub of entertainment, its location by the riverside adds to the fun experience with picturesque views of the water. The shopping center is part of the Hingham Shipyard that was built in 1941 and was used during World War II.
G. H. Bent Company is a cookie company operating from Milton, Massachusetts. Besides cookies they also sell George and Martha Washington pies. The company was set up by Josiah Bent in the year 1801. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on February 10, 2000.
Walk down the steps to this Coolidge Corner antique store and you will find one of the best selections of Art Deco antiques in town. The specialty here is decorative glass, and you will be amazed by the vivid colors and shapes of the glassware, stained glass pieces and other assorted home goods. Most items date back to the 1930s, bringing a special air of nostalgia to this hideaway from the bustling street outside. You will find some great gifts here for yourself, your home, or anyone who appreciates fine antiques.
You will be amazed by the selection of items from Israel in Kolbo. Handmade wooden toys for children smile from their perches, while rows of shelves house books and magazines. Framed paintings and other works of art decorate the walls, and bins offer both classical and contemporary Jewish music. This is a great place to explore and learn about Judaic crafts and culture.
Located at Harvard Street, Fire Opal offers a wide array of household items, clothing, and more. Ceramics by Fireborn and Natalie Blake, delicate jewelry by Bear Metal and Watchcraft, Patrick Meyer's metal furniture, and wall hangings by Eartha Tile and DiTu are all available. Clothing lines from reputed brands such as Emma Claire, Yomo, Caron Miller, and Nicole Donson can also be found here, and the fine glass merchandise deserves a special mention.
Brookline Booksmith is one of those great local bookstores that are so hard to find in the age of mega stores. The well-read employees help you find the books you want, offer excellent staff picks, and never pressure those who just want to browse the shelves for hours. For a medium-sized store, they pack in a ton of books, magazines, gadgets and gifts. Break away from the bestseller list in this charming local haunt.
Carefully selected food items ranging from local produce to charcuterie, sauces and spreads to oils and vinegars are stocked at American Provisions. This specialty food store is well designed and offers products in little quantities that are sourced from local producers. Tasting sessions and recipe ideas are also available at this store. Sample some amazing organic wines and pair them with a cheese of your choice. Avail their catering services for the perfect menu for a party or special event.
Looking for the tastiest nuts and snacks? If so, head to American Nut & Chocolate. The smell alone conjures up memories of carnivals, circuses, and ball games. There are freshly roasting peanuts, cashews, almonds, pistachios, macadamia nuts, and more. American Nut & Chocolate Company has been offering the tastiest and freshest small batch hand-roasted nuts and the most delicious dried fruits, chocolate treats, and snacks since 1927. Thanks for stopping by!
Ever wondered about the existence of such monsters as Bigfoot, Nessie or yetis? Well so do the people at the Greater Boston Bigfoot Research Institute. This wacky shop raises money for the 826 Boston—a free tutoring and creative writing program aimed at helping 6-18 year olds become better writers. The Greater Boston Bigfoot Research Institute also sells books written by the children as a not-for-profit service.
Owners Chris and John extend their passion for good spirits with wine lovers and beer aficionados of South Boston. Boasting an exquisite collection of craft beers, ales and wines, Social Wines is a great shop for the social drinker. The selection primarily patronizes local and family-owned breweries and wineries, and provides an affordable range of liquor alternatives. Sample new additions at their tastings and avail of the sales personnel's top recommendations and food pairing.
40 South Street is a destination for vintage shoppers of both genders. Like any vintage shopping, the packed racks do require some patience, but each and every item is someone's fashion revelation waiting to happen. Look for slinky tiger-striped dresses and sweet Levi's from the ‘70s. The prices aren't quite at the Goodwill/Boomerang level, but they aren't Newbury Street secondhand either.
When you shop at a locally-owned grocery like Harvest, your money returns to the community. It is probably a good idea to chant this as a mantra as you walk through the produce section at Harvest, which is tiny and inadequate. Some things are massively overpriced at Harvest, including produce and some prepared foods. However, Harvest has its place. It has a small deli/prepared food area with freshly-made breads; its bulk foods are extensive and amazingly cheap; if you live in the area, you can get a farm share through Harvest, which will provide you with weekly fresh veggies from a local farm for the whole season, and cost next to nothing. Harvest is a co-op, so you can join for a paltry fee and enjoy significant discounts. - Anais Wheeler