It’s officially known as Captain’s Quarters Coffee Shop but there’s much more than coffee being enjoyed at Linda Bressard’s new business at 550 Pleasant St.
“We have muffins and bagels from Muffin Town which used to be in Winthrop,” said Bressard. “We also have sandwiches and salads from Meridian Market in East Boston. And we also have homemade pastas – lasagna, ravioli, and calzone from Milano’s in East Boston.”
The new shop is located on the first floor of the Atlantis Marina Condominiums building. Captain’s Quarters faces the street and there is parking directly behind the coffee shop and the building.
The shop opened a little over a month ago. The ribbon cutting ceremony took place June 27 with Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo, Council President Peter Gill, Chamber of Commerce President Dr. Paul McGee, and Executive Director Betsy Shane joining Bressard, family, and staff at the event.
“The Speaker loved it,” said Bressard. “He was very excited about the new business and told me he was happy to see a business had opened in that area because there’s not really a lot around there.”
Bressard works full time at a medical software company. Her husband, Ken, who was present for the ribbon cutting, operates two other businesses in town Ashley Vosolo will serve as manager of the shop.
What was the inspiration for opening a new coffee shop in town?
“Originally my husband was storing tools in that empty location,” said Bressard. “He walked around in there and he brought me down there to look at the site. We both fell in love with it and talked about different businesses that could go in there. One of us mentioned a coffee shop and we both stopped and looked at each other and said, ‘That’s it.’’’
There are several flavors of coffee available, including French vanilla, hazelnut, blueberry, Sumatra, Columbian Supremo, and Breakfast Blend. Green Tea, Chamolie, and Lipton Tea are also served.
Captain’s Quarters is considering additions to its list of food options.
“We are looking to have a buffet breakfast,” said Bressard. “We’re also looking in to selling pre-packaged ice cream like fudgcicles, popsicles, and items like that.”
Bressard said some new customers have been stopping in each day.
“Things are going well. People from the condominiums and the neighborhood are coming by on a regular basis and the word is getting out that we’re open. We’re building a business.”