WELLWSLEY, MA – Roche Bros. opened its fifth Brothers Marketplace store in Cambridge, Mass. The neighborhood market offers customers a one-stop grocery shopping and dining experience with a carefully curated selection of fresh foods, local and specialty products, delicious prepared meals, grocery essentials, and catering. The new store is located at One Broadway in Kendall Square.
With 12,000 square feet of retail space, the market emphasizes local producers and vendors that have been handpicked by store associates, including Iggy’s Bread and Bonnie’s Jams from Cambridge, Taza Chocolate and Fluff from Somerville, and many more. An additional 8,000 square feet of prep space includes a kitchen on the premises for making a wide selection of prepared foods and scratch-baked creations with Brothers Marketplace’s own recipes. The store also offers fun, interactive features, including a make-your-own salad dressing and marinade station and an “innovation station,” where local businesses and inventors in the area can come to share their latest ideas.
“Kendall Square has been waiting for a grocery store for a long time and we’re thrilled to be here to finally meet that need,” said Rick Roche, co-owner and CEO of Roche Bros. “We’re eager to serve the Kendall Square neighborhood in all sorts of ways, from prepared foods to catering to grocery essentials.”
Brothers Marketplace, which also has locations in Duxbury, Medfield, Weston, and Waltham, brings a creative approach to food, with a nod to the legacy of small neighborhood markets from long ago. Shoppers at Brothers Marketplace in Cambridge can enjoy an inviting in-store experience, whether staying for a meal, picking up groceries to go, or working with the on-site catering manager to plan a business meeting or celebration.
Customers can indulge in scratch-baked pastries, locally roasted coffee from Armeno’s in Northborough, tea from The Tea Guys in Whatley, MA, and espresso drinks from the store’s bakery and coffee bar, which will offer indoor and outdoor seating. The store also features a salad bar, hot grab-and-go meals and prepared foods, a hot pretzel station, a bulk foods wall of nuts and snacks, made-to-order sandwiches and sushi rolled and hand cut by Kyo’s sushi chefs. Customers will find a wide selection of natural and antibiotic free meats and a live lobster tank.
The market brings more than 200 jobs to the neighborhood. Roche Bros. has a long history of working closely with the communities it serves around philanthropy and employment opportunities. The company has won numerous awards for job quality and workforce development.
The store has its front entrance at One Broadway, with dedicated parking spots available in the building’s garage. The new market is open Monday-Saturday 7am-9pm and Sunday 8am-8pm.
Roche Bros. Supermarkets was founded by brothers Pat and Bud Roche in 1952. Brothers Marketplace is a next-generation offering, brought to the local communities by Pat’s sons and current owners Rick and Ed Roche.
Brothers Marketplace is a neighborhood market from Roche Bros. Supermarkets, featuring handpicked selections of fresh foods, local products, delicious prepared meals, and grocery essentials. Brothers Marketplace has locations in Massachusetts: Cambridge, Duxbury, Medfield, Weston, and Waltham.