Roche Bros. has opened a location at the 1 million-plus sq. ft. Arsenal Yards in Watertown, Mass. The new mixed-use project is a co-development of Boylston Properties and Wilder.
The upscale grocer’s newest location features 24,000 sq. ft. of retail space and includes a cafe that opens onto the Arsenal Yards River Green, where customers can enjoy outdoor seating and activities. The supermarket offers high-quality meat, seafood and produce, ready-to-eat prepared foods, locally sourced grocery items, national grocery favorites, catering, and home delivery to customers and residents of Arsenal Yards and the greater Watertown community.
Additional store features include the “Chop Shop,” offering smoothies, cut fruits and vegetables; the “Cheese Shop,” featuring artisan cheese and charcuterie boards; a deli with made-to-order sandwiches; a prepared foods section; and a flatbread pizza bar with grab-and-go and made-to-order pizza. Curbside pick-up and delivery is available.
"Our expansion into Watertown at Arsenal Yards delivers our vision of bringing an innovative food shopping experience into local neighborhoods,” Linda SanGiacomo, VP of marketing, Roche Bros., which operates 22 supermarkets under the Roche Bros., Sudbury Farms and Brothers Marketplace banners. “In Watertown, we will continue to offer the traditional products our customers have grown to love, as well as innovative specialty items that cater to the needs and desires of residents and guests of Arsenal Yards.”
Roche Bros. joins Ulta Beauty and a 146-room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton as the first three openings of 2021 at Arsenal Yards. Additional openings in the coming months will include Buttermilk & Bourbon, Condesa Restaurante & Tequila Bar, Tori Jiro, Pure Barre, and Gordon's Liquors, along with the leasing of 300 residential apartments. Later this year, Arsenal Yards will unveil Bond Square, an outdoor space for dining, events, festivals and more.
We are thrilled to officially welcome Roche Bros. to the neighborhood as one of the anchor tenants of Arsenal Yards," said Tom Wilder, principal of The Wilder Companies. "Known as the 'best of the best' of Boston-area grocers, the much-anticipated opening of Roche Bros. will offer our community the widest possible selection of fresh ingredients, along with incredible customer service, and will most certainly be a big draw for those working, visiting and living at Arsenal Yards."