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B&R Gets a Fresh Look

If you’ve recently stopped in at 58 Newbury Street, you may have noticed some new updates to the building. The exterior brick has been repointed and both dining rooms have new floors and new lights. These small changes help us maintain the bright, welcoming atmosphere we like to present to our guests.

We are also excited to announce that the men’s restroom has been renovated and enlarged as of January, 2015. The additional space and new decor will be a welcome improvement to our male guests, staff, and volunteers.

Stop by for a visit to see what’s new! As always, these improvements and updates could not have been done without the incredible support of time, labor, and materials that our friends provide. Many thanks to Arbella for the generous grant that made these renovations possible. We are so grateful.

The History of Bread & Roses

Our name, Bread & Roses, comes from the title of a song written about the 1912 Lawrence Mill Strike. The song sings of the courageous women who participated in strikes, calling for bread for themselves and their starving families.

For the people hear us singing:
“Bread and Roses! Bread and Roses!”
Hearts starve as well as bodies;
give us bread, but give us roses!

Our name expresses our solidarity with all who struggle for food and dignity in their lives. We strive to be a center of hospitality where “bread” is available to all and where the beauty and dignity of each person, is valued.

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  • Dinner is served from 5 to 7pm:
  • Monday through Thursday, and Saturday
  • We are closed on Friday and Sunday