Photos by William Tauro
The Iconic Italian bakery is the first storefront to open in the neighborhood development’s Second Phase
Mike’s Pastry, the iconic Italian bakery, has brought its famed cannoli’s, lobster tails and other pastries to Assembly Row this past Thursday.
The store opened at 8 a.m. with Annette Mercogliano, one of the founding owners, who served the first cannoli. A formal ribbon cutting that featured Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone followed at 11:15 a.m.
The opening marked the beginning of Assembly Row’s second phase, which will unfold throughout the year and feature new retailers, restaurants, entertainment venues and open-air space.
Assembly Row marks the third location for the bakery that opened in 1954. Mike’s will be open every day from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. It has indoor seating and accepts credit and debit cards at this location.
About Assembly Row
Assembly Row is Greater Boston’s hottest neighborhood destination, with shopping and dining options coupled with residences, offices and open spaces overlooking the Mystic River. Located just seven minutes from downtown Boston, The Row provides some of the easiest access in the area including a dedicated stop on the Orange line. It offers more than 30 nationally-branded outlets, including names like Nike Factory, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, J. Crew Factory, Banana Republic Factory Store and Brooks Brothers. Entertainment options include the 12-screen AMC Assembly Row 12 and IMAX, the only LEGOLAND Discovery Center in New England and Muse Paintbar. More than a dozen eateries line the Riverfront Park and streets, including Legal On The Mystic, Earl’s Kitchen + Bar, Tony C’s, PAUL and River Bar. Opened in May 2014, Assembly Row has been named 2015 and 2016 Neighborhood of the Year by Curbed, one of Boston Globe Magazine’s 2015 “Game Changers,” a “50 on Fire” by BostInno, and was named by the Boston Business Journal as one of the transformative projects shaping Greater Boston. When fully built across 40 acres along the Mystic River, the Assembly Row neighborhood will feature a total of 635,000 square feet of outlet shops and restaurants, 2.8 million square feet of office space, a 160-room hotel, and 1,800 residences. For more information please visit AssemblyRow.com.
About Federal Realty
Federal Realty is a recognized leader in the ownership, operation and redevelopment of high-quality retail based properties located primarily in major coastal markets from Washington, D.C. to Boston as well as San Francisco and Los Angeles. Founded in 1962, our mission is to deliver long term, sustainable growth through investing in densely populated, affluent communities where retail demand exceeds supply. Our expertise includes creating urban, mixed-use neighborhoods like Santana Row in San Jose, California, Pike & Rose in North Bethesda, Maryland and Assembly Row in Somerville, Massachusetts. These unique and vibrant environments that combine shopping, dining, living and working provide a destination experience valued by their respective communities. Federal Realty’s 96 properties include over 2,800 tenants, in approximately 23 million square feet, and over 1,800 residential units.
Federal Realty has paid quarterly dividends to its shareholders continuously since its founding in 1962, and has increased its dividend rate for 49 consecutive years, the longest record in the REIT industry. Federal Realty shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbol FRT. For additional information about Federal Realty and its properties, visit www.FederalRealty.com.