Small Brighton Businesses You Can Support

November 5, 2021

In honor of Small Business Saturday this month, we’re honing in on several small Brighton businesses you can support, just minutes away from The Overlook at St. Gabriel’s. No matter what you’re searching for, we encourage our residents to support our local community by shopping small. We’ve curated a list of nearby shops perfect for crossing off your gift and wish lists this holiday season.

The Speedway

Hit multiple small businesses when you visit The Speedway, located just 8 minutes away from The Overlook on Western Avenue in Brighton. This revived, historic community and its central courtyard has been altered into a desirable destination for eating, drinking, shopping and gathering locally. After grabbing a bite to eat, head over to House of Art & Craft to shop for sustainable goods for your home, body and soul.

Lume Lux + Co

This holiday season, opt for something a little more bespoke when shopping for gifts for loved ones (or yourself). At Lume Lux + Co, located just a 5-minute drive away from The Overlook, you can find just that and more. To add to their appeal, Lume Lux + Co builds upon Lume’s commitment to inspire and empower women to be their best selves, inside and out. Besides an array of beautiful clothes, you can also find curated skincare and hair care.

Frugal Bookstore

The perfect complement to a beautiful autumn day in Boston? Your favorite book. Visit Frugal Bookstore, located just a 16-minute drive away from The Overlook for a new read. Not to mention, Frugal Bookstore’s accommodating customer service can special order any book you may need that they don’t have. The best part is that this local bookstore has a passion for promoting literacy among children, teens and adults.


Supporting a local business, all while getting in touch with your creative side? Count us in! Visit Made-By-Me, located just a 13-minute drive away from The Overlook, for an opportunity to paint your own pottery. According to their website, you can even work on your own time and in your own space by purchasing your bisque and paints from Made-By-Me.

Village Vinyl & Hi-Fi

Do you love music and vintage finds? Then Village Vinyl & Hi-Fi is the place for you. Located in the Coolidge Corner neighborhood, just a 6-minute drive from The Overlook, you’ll find quality records from all different genres, including Jazz, rock, blues, electronica, folk and everything else worth listening to.

BenchCraft Jewelers

Whether you’re searching for a stunning new piece or looking to fix or resize an important piece of jewelry you may already own, visit BenchCraft Jewelers, located just a 13-minute drive away from The Overlook. BenchCraft Jewelers has been one of the most trusted names in Belmont and the surrounding area since 1995. The jeweler began with the idea of opening a jewelry store where people could bring their jewelry and speak directly with Tony, the goldsmith and owner.

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