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Welcome to Belmont-Watertown Local First

Belmont-Watertown Local First is a network of locally owned and independent businesses working to build a strong local economy and a vibrant community.

We love the people, the architecture, and the unique stores and shops that give Belmont and Watertown their special flavor. We’ve all seen the damage that can be done to a city when chain stores arrive: raising the rents, homogenizing the look and feel, driving out locally owned shops and stores and taking away a city’s distinctive character. It is a Belmont-Watertown Local First priority to prevent this from happening.

The character of our community is worth preserving. We hope you will join Belmont-Watertown Local First as a general or sponsoring member, or as a community associate, and help increase the strength and vitality of the community we cherish.

Upcoming Events

Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts March B2B networking event will have a Local First theme, with an emphasis on what we do best! Learn more and reserve at http://sbnmass.org/events/event-calendar/ See you there!

When: Monday, March 31st from 6-8:30 PM
Where: The Workbar, Central Square, Cambridge

Do you have an account with Watertown Savings Bank? If so, you can help our organization by writing in Belmont-Watertown Local First as your choice to win funds in the WSB Customer Choice Awards. Go to https://www.watertownsavings.com/community/cast_vote.html If you don't have an account at WSB, get one... they are a wonderful local bank, and a sponsoring member of our organization.

Spread the Word

Now there's an alternative to investing in big national corporations: Invest locally! Learn how: http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/like-shopping-at-local-businesses...

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At The Spirited Gourmet, our singular mission is to share our passion for wine, cheeses, and complimentary products with our customers. We continually work to bring in new and interesting wines, specialty food, craft beer, and spirit items that can fit any budget.

Our wine selection consists of over 1,300 unique wines from all over the world. We specialize in wines from small producers, meaning you won’t find big name brands here. Small producers, in our estimation, produce wines that are of better quality and represent greater value to our customers as you’re not paying for the marketing and overhead of the big conglomerate owned wineries. Even if you typically drink a big name brand wine we can almost always find you something of equal or greater quality at a lesser price.

While it’s nice to enjoy a glass of wine, we believe that the perfect pairing of wine with food is achieving nirvana! We have a wide selection of artisanal cheeses and charcuterie to enjoy as well as many other specialty food items that will make any gourmet’s jaw drop. You’ll find many items from local producers who we’re blessed to have .Click on our website above to view the current schedule of our wine, beer, spirits and specialty food tastings, all of which are free of charge.

Not only will you find a fantastic selection of food and beverage items but you’ll be attended to by a friendly, knowledgeable staff that will help to make shopping at The Spirited Gourmet a truly memorable experience. We look forward to seeing you!

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