January 3, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer
The Hingham community and beyond will be excited to hear the long-awaited news that Euro Mart -- a small, family-owned business -- will host the grand opening of its second shop at the former Sub Galley location on Station Street on Sat., Jan. 9.
Signs posted in the windows some time ago that another Euro Mart would soon be opening there caused great interest, and now it's about to happen!
Due to issues associated with COVID-19, the opening was delayed, but the timing seems perfect -- a new year and a fresh start, in adherence with COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
The Station Street shop menu will be similar to the original one at the 26 Whiting St. Euro Mart -- with the same high-quality items, all made fresh.
Offerings will include fresh-baked bread, lasagna, and meatball dishes prepared on the premises, sandwiches, and a changing variety of other tasty take-out food, along with customer requests.
Euro Mart is owned by George Bellan and his brother, Simon. George's wife, Lina, helped set up the Station Street shop. "We had been looking for a second location for some time, and the Station Street site is convenient for many people and is located on the other side of town close to the beach," Lina told the Hingham Anchor. "Hingham is a large town with lots of people who already enjoy going to the first location, which has been my husband's 'baby' since it first opened 13 years ago." George and Lina are Hingham residents.
"This is a good time to be opening," George said. "We're finally ready and can't wait to welcome our customers. We know many people have been waiting for us to open because they've been asking about the second location when they visit our Whiting Street shop."
The Bellans are excited about opening the new store. "The downtown Hingham merchants have been very welcoming and friendly," George said.
The inside of the shop has undergone a facelift and features a black, white, and red decor and a new logo.
The menu at both locations will provide expanded dinners-to-go, salads, and soups, including minestrone, chicken and Italian wedding.
The main difference is that the new location will not sell beer or liquor. That said, there will be plenty of other items from which to choose. Chicken piccata is the newest offering to be added at both locations.
Customer favorites include meatball, Italian, and prosciutto de parma sandwiches and meatballs-to-go.
Fans of the Whiting Street Euro Mart enjoy the "mom and pop" feel there, which will extend to the new store, along with the friendly way customers are greeted upon entering.
Featured items will also include prosciutto di Parma and imported sopressata (Italian dry salami) in addition to cheeses imported from Italy -- Gorganzolla Dolce, Parmesan Reggiano, Parmesan Toscano, among many others, as space allows. The menu will also feature European specialties, fresh-baked cookies, and perhaps European pastries soon.
The Bellan family welcomes loyal and new customers alike to the newest Euro Mart location, to shop or to just say hello.
The new Euro Mart will be open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., except on Sunday, when the hours will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For further details, visit the Euro Mart Facebook page.