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The Meat House
1398 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476
With an aim to be the modern revival of the neighborhood butcher shop, the Meat House promises to offer "unparalleledMore hospitality in a 10-minute shopping experience." This incarnation in Arlington Heights, the 19th of the chain of locally owned shops, offers an array of meats, marinades, deli selections, baked goods, prepared foods and an oil and vinegar station where customers can fill reusable bottles. Meats are cut daily and special orders are welcomed, including phone in orders. Staff members are knowledgeable about meat cuts, techniques for cooking them, and are committed to educating the customer, including offering sample cuts of meat to take home and try out. They are also involved in the local community, just as one would expect from a traditional local butcher.
Divinity's Splendour-Glow
311 Broadway, Arlington, MA 02474
Divinity's Splendour-Glow has been a popular gift shop for more than 30 years.  In 2008 mother-and-daughter teamMore Roxy and Erica Manalang, who were victims of Hurricane Katrina's devastation, purchased the store. The store offers unique hand-crafted gifts and recently featured the jewelry of local artist, Shawn Sullivan. The shop is increasing its involvement in the community by participating in the Thompson Community Card Program. Simply present your card at the time of purchase and receive a 10 percent discount on a purchase of $25 or more.
1179 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476
Originally founded as a jewelry line, Batiz is a locally owned and operated carefully curated boutique. The shopMore specializes in offering handmade items from around the world, including women's and men's apparel, handbags, jewelry, candles, skin care products, home decor and accessories. 
Johnny's Candy Corner
1193a Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476
Upon entering Johnny's Candy Corner, shoppers are enveloped by the sweet aroma of chocolate. That is because the shop isMore filled with fudge and chocolates that are hand made by the proprietors, Johnny and his family. Customers get hooked on its turtles, peanut butter cups or dark chocolate maple creams, to name a few, and return with frequency. Local school kids enjoy the low-priced package candy found in the "kids korner," and all comers enjoy the conversation and hospitality from the owner.  Arlingtonians can only indulge from November to April, however, as they are in their York, Maine, shop for the other half of the year, where they have been operating for 30 years.  Hours vary, so it is best to call ahead before going for one's chocolate indulgence.
Maxima Gift Center
212 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474
Owned by a local couple with previous gift shop experience, Maxima Gift Center has been in Arlington for 13 years.More   In the home section one can find specialty soaps, mini pepper mills and unique pottery.  The stationery section has cards, papers and books.  The children's section has a large book selection as well as some clothes and toys geared mainly towards babies, toddlers and preschoolers.  There is also a jewelry section, which comprises some of the store's most popular items.  As the focus is on handmade goods by small artisans, the inventory changes frequently, making the shopping experience fresh for frequent visitors.
185 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474

Artwear is a clothing store in East Arlington, where the clothing, bags, hats and scarves have a simple but elegantMore style and the local and fair trade jewelry are all thoughtfully displayed in the store.

What's more, the shop's design studio actually creates some of the designs available and custom designs and orders are happily accommodated. The store has won several Community Newspaper Company Readers' Choice awards as well as the 2007 WBZ-TV A-List winner for best accessories.

Mystic Wine Shoppe
901 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476
Mystic Wine Shoppe is Arlington's central location for beer, wine and spirits. This locally owned and operated businessMore opened next to Stop and Shop on Mass Ave in 2013. It carries an extensive selection of fine wines from all around the world, a variety of imprted, domestic and craft beers, and spirits of all sorts. The store frequently offers wine tastings and other events in the community. 
Christo's Fruit Market
200 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474
True to its name, Christo's Fruit Market does carry a large selection of fresh produce, but the grocery store alsoMore carries an array of imported Greek goods. The store's wide selection of imported olive oils is a big draw, as is the deli section, which is stocked with Greek cheeses, assorted olives and lesser seen meats such as soujouk and bastirma. Fresh bread is brought in daily from local bakeries, and fruit baskets can be ordered in advance by calling the store. To shop online, visit the Christo's Fruit Market Web site, where an extensive range of imported Greek products can be ordered.
VFW 1775
600 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

In the heart of Arlington Center, the gray VFW 1775 building sits across from the costume shop and in between theMore entrances to the bike path.

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, with its auxiliaries, include 2.2 million members in approximately 8,100 posts worldwide.

Its mission is to "honor the dead by helping the living" through veterans service, community service, national security and a strong national defense.

The VFW traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service, as many soldiers arrived home wounded or sick, and there was no medical care or veterans pension for them.

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