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Beacon Hill Market
55 Anderson St, Boston, MA 02114
The Beacon Hill Market has a wide variety of convenience-store products, and a few of its own specialties. It has aMore selection of deli meats and cheeses, fresh fruit (including apples, melons, grapes and nectarines), prepared salads and a wide selection of New England Coffee Company ground coffee. There is also a display of pastries, brownies and slices of cake, all sold at very affordable prices.
Upstairs Downstairs Antiques
93 Charles St, Boston, MA 02108
Upstairs Downstairs Antiques is a great place to find a variety of affordable antiques, including period furniture up toMore the 1950's, paintings, china, glass, bronzes and other decorative accessories. The store was established 16 years ago and was owned Tom DaSilva from 2005 to 2011, when he sold the business to Beacon Hill resident Laura Cousineau. It offers specials and discounts regularly. According to DaSilva, the affordability and variety are the shop's main attributes. 
Eastern Bakers Supply Co.
145 N Washington St, Boston, MA 02114
Founded in 1946, Eastern Bakers Supply Co. specializes in the sale of food preparation equipment to the restaurantMore industry. Grills, ovens, popcorn machines, refrigerators, frying ranges and mixers are among the products sold to restaurants. The company also offers kitchen design services, fast delivery and buy-back of used equipment. In addition to serving the restaurant industry, Eastern Bakers Supply Co. also sells kitchen appliances to individual consumers.
Beacon Hill Variety
8 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108
While there is no sign announcing the Beacon Hill Variety, the storefront windows offer a glimpse of the varied productsMore sold here. There is a large selection of snack and convenience foods including pre-made sandwiches, candy, chips, ice cream and energy bars, as well as juice, soda, water and five varieties of freshly brewed coffee. Customers will also find toiletries, lottery tickets, sunglasses and an assortment of newspapers. An ATM is tucked away in the corner to the left of the entrance.
Gary Drug Co.
59 Charles St, Boston, MA 02108

"If we don't have it, you don't need it," is the motto of this historic drug store and pharmacy, and a glance downMore its aisles makes it easy to see why this is the case.

Aside from being a full-service pharmacy that accepts all major prescription drug coverage, this store contains a cure for whatever ails you and then some.

Dietary supplements, over-the-counter medicines, oral and tooth care, and creams and cleansers for all parts of the human body are in ample supply. There are even magazines, sunglasses, postcards sold at Gary Drug Co., which has been serving the Boston area since 1934.

Beacon Hill Civic Association
74 Joy St, Boston, MA 02114

The Beacon Hill Civic Association works to preserve the historic character of the neighborhood and advance theMore quality of life for its residents. The association was founded in 1922 and is housed in a former Boston police station that was sold to the association for $1. Its offices include a community room, gymnasium, nursery school and elderly housing for senior members of the community. 

More than 1,000 Beacon Hill households and more than 100 businesses are members of the association. Membership dues support many of the association's activities, which include negotiating zoning and licensing agreements, cleaning up the neighborhood, hosting social events and decorating the neighborhood for the holidays. The cost for membership is $50 per household and $100 per business. 

Executive Director Suzanne Besser runs the association, supported by a board of 35 directors and by a large force of community volunteers. 


Black Ink
101 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114

Black Ink's flagship location on Charles Street is a visually intriguing shop full of surprises covering every inchMore of its fewer than 500 square feet of space. Featuring floor-to-ceiling shelves, and rows of merchandise in between, you could spend hours inquisitively browsing and still discover new items.

There's really no rhyme or reason to this eclectic assortment of merchandise. Ribbons of all colors and patterns are sold by the yard. It's got 50 to 100 different styles of rubber stamps, and a diverse selection of wrapping paper. Rows of beautifully letter-pressed greeting cards are positioned in the center of the store between walls of candles, erasers, games, soaps, items for brides, grooms and babies, and books including The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin and other titles you rarely find anywhere else. The vintage storefront is sure to lure you in. But be careful. You may not want to leave.