Roche Bros.

By - 4/6/18 - 6:55 pm
Quick hug before he's released

A farewell before Larry is released. See it larger.

Ever since Roche Bros. in West Roxbury re-opened its seafood department before Valentine's Day, one lobster went unsold: The biggest of them all, a lobster so large the other lobsters crowded around the edges of the tank just to stay away from him, so large that shoppers would bring their kids over to see him.

The poor plight of the lobster began to bother some people over in Roslindale, who used a neighborhood Facebook group to begin to ponder doing something about Larry's fate - yes, of course they named him Larry. Read more.

By - 3/12/18 - 6:15 pm
Long lines at Whole Foods in Cambridge

Meanwhile, at Cambridge Whole Foods, you can't even see the cash registers from the back of the lines.

Allow extra time to get the milk, bread and eggs. Kerry O'Brien reported at 6:05 p.m. that the line to get into the Roche Bros. parking lot was backing up well down Railroad Street.

By - 2/9/18 - 12:22 pm
Star Market signs
Roche Bros. sign

Both Roche Bros. and Star Market have spent the last several months remodeling their stores - Roche Bros. to be more like Wegmans and Star Market to be more like Roche Bros. They both use local street names along with numbers to identify their aisles. Read more.

By - 10/1/17 - 3:16 pm

When Sheila Fay went shopping at Roche Bros. today, she found somebody had attempted something amazing even by the exacting standards of the store's parking lot: A car whose driver managed to take up four parking spaces.

Alas, the judges later had to deduct a full point, because, as Susan Krasker Ellsbree shows us, somebody else managed to squeeze a car (granted, a small one) into one of the spaces.

By - 9/11/17 - 12:42 pm
Two dogs in a car in West Roxbury have AC, water and NPR to listen to

Nick Gemelli spotted these dogs - and their sign - in the parking lot at the West Roxbury Roche Bros. today.

UPDATE: Jesus H. Christ, people: I've hidden all the comments on this post because somebody managed to track down the dogs' owners and is now harassing her by phone.

By - 7/23/17 - 1:17 pm
New Roche Bros.

You can't beat their meat. Rendering from Roche Bros.

Roche Bros. has begun a redo of its Centre Street store to make it more like its trendier Downtown Crossing store - with more prepared-food and seafood options and a floral area right off the main entrance, rather than a few rows in.

Already, the bottle and can return has been temporarily moved outside and the bakery, flowers and customer service moved to temporary areas to make way for the renovations: Read more.

By - 6/11/17 - 4:59 pm
Boston Latin balloons in West Roxbury

They put out the Boston Latin Academy and Boston Latin School graduation balloons (they had a lot more BLS balloons up).

By - 4/21/16 - 12:35 pm

Roche Bros., which already sells beer and wine at its Westwood and Downtown Crossing stores, wants to offer alcohol at its West Roxbury store as well - within eyesight of Macy's Wine and Liquors on Centre Street. Read more.

By - 3/11/16 - 6:57 am
Cooperative red peppers and yieldingly yummy yellow peppers

Daniel Guzman takes note of some new signs at the West Roxbury Roche Bros.

By - 11/29/15 - 5:18 pm
Giant gourds in West Roxbury

The West Roxbury Roche Bros. decided post-Thanksgiving shoppers needed ready access to squashes larger than their heads yesterday.

By - 11/5/15 - 3:53 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today gave Roche Bros. a packie license for its new Downtown Crossing store.

At a hearing yesterday, Roche Bros. President Gary Pfeil told the board that the chain held a number of focus groups with current downtown residents and workers and discovered that people enjoying life in the heart of the city have a different way of entertaining guests: They're more likely to have parties with cocktails and appetizers than sit-down dinners. Read more.

By - 4/29/15 - 4:14 pm
Line at Roche Bros in Downtown Crossing, Boston

Dan O'Brien thought of Disneyworld when he saw the line of people waiting to get into the Downtown Crossing Roche Bros. on its opening day today.

The store is also accessible via the subway stop.

By - 4/24/15 - 11:29 am

Roche Bros. reports its new Downtown Crossing store, opening next Wednesday, will have entrances/exits onto the concourse of the Downtown Crossing T stop.

By - 4/6/15 - 1:56 pm

The Boston Public Improvement Commission will hold a hearing April 16 on the supermarket chain's request to allow outdoor seating outside its new store in the old Filene's building on Summer Street in Downtown Crossing.

The hearing begins at 10 a.m. in City Hall Room 801.

H/t FortPointer.

By - 3/31/15 - 6:01 pm

Jessica Burko reports:

Looking for a Passover shank bone in Rozzie or West Rox? Head over to Roche Bros. it's shank bone central over here.

By - 12/4/14 - 2:38 pm
Wanted man in Dedham and West Roxbury

Dedham Police report they're looking for this guy for purse snatchings at the Stop & Shop and Star Market in their town and at the Roche Bros. in West Roxbury, in which he targets senior citizens who leave their purses unattended.

In the most recent incident, Dec. 1 at the Stop & Shop, police say:

Suspect took a pocket book from elderly female that left her handbag unattended in the produce section.

By - 10/10/14 - 1:31 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that supermarkets cannot shush away signature collectors from their entrances, because they are public spaces where state constitutional rights apply.

The ruling comes in the case of Steven Glovsky, who was told by the manager of the Westwood Roche Bros. in 2012 that he could not collect signatures there for his run for the governor's council.

By - 9/27/14 - 9:16 pm

Shades of JP: Somebody went down Hawthorne Street in Somerville today, putting fliers on car windshields warning how the proposed Davis Square Roche Bros. would be the first step in turning the square "corporate."

By - 8/18/14 - 6:35 pm

Alderman Jack Connolly reports Roche Bros. is expressing interest in the ground floor of the Social Security building - to the point of setting a Sept. 10 date for a meeting with residents about the idea.