Glenville Ave is a one-way residential street, SW off Harvard Ave in Allston; it is a block north of, and parallel with, Commonwealth Ave.  You will find us, bang in the middle, at #87, on the corner of Glenville Ave and Price Road, and less than 250 yards from the T, as well as ample free parking, providing you have diligence looking and ability walking.

By T

      From Boston, take the Green Line's regrettably slow yet culturally entertaining B-Trolley to the Griggs St station.  Walk thirty yards up Comm Ave--away from Boston and to your left as you exit the trolley--then turn right; walk 90 yards north on Long Ave to Glenville Ave and turn right.  We are 70 yards on the left.

By Uber or Lyft

      Why drive--with all the hassle of parking and drunk-driving laws--now there are low-cost ride-sharing services?  Uber & Lyft cabs are prolific in the Allston / Brookline / Brighton area.  And their drivers are typically entry-level entrepreneurs who need your business to prosper.

By Car

      "But there is no parking in Allston," you may well end up saying after your first try.  Well, sure, Allston has no $15 public parking garages, yet it is no different from anywhere else in downtown Boston these days, so local knowledge, good luck, and the patience to walk for five or ten minutes are all necessary.

      Metered parking (free after 6pm) is available nearby on Comm Ave, most plentifully on the inbound side near the Starbucks; to check these spaces from Glenville Ave, drive to the end of Glenville, turn left onto Allston St, then cross over at the lights, turning left onto the far side of Comm; once you have bagged a space, walk back 250 yds to the restaurant on Long Ave, which is just past the T stop.  There are also clusters of non-resident parking spaces (designated "2-Hour" before 6pm) on Park Vale Ave, Quint Ave, Long Ave, and Allston St, as well as four spots right outside The Glenville Stops.  Other parking options within an eight minute walk include Harvard Ave and the City lot next to Blanchard's Liquors at the Harvard-Brighton Ave intersection, and most of the streets in the Green Zone between Brainerd Road and Comm Ave.  There is also loads of parking on Braintree St and adjacent cross streets, behind Cambridge St from Pizzeria Regina's, which might seem like the end of the earth yet is only twelve minutes (half a mile) away.

By Bus

      Convenient stops are at: Union Square (0.5 miles, a 9-min stroll): #66 from Harvard Sq; #57 from Watertown Harvard Ave & Comm Ave (0.3 miles, a 5 min stroll): #66 from Brookline Village.

By Hubway

      There is a Hubway bicycle depot 250 yards away at the intersection of Griggs St and Comm Ave.

On Foot

      Centrally-located yet discretely tucked-away, The Glenville Stops is only:

            0.3 miles to the Great Scott concert venue, a 6-minute stroll

            0.5 miles from Allston's Union Square, a 9-min stroll

            0.9 miles to the Paradise Rock Club, a 19-min walk 

            1.0 miles from Coolidge Corner in Brookline, a 20-min walk

            1.0 miles from Washington Square in Brookline, a 23-min walk,

                      allowing for slower progress up the hill

            1.1 miles from the Honan-Allston Branch Library in Lower Allston, a

                      22-min walk

            1.4 miles to Sculler's Jazz Club at The Doubletree Suites Hotel on Storrow

                      Drive, a 29-min walk

            1.5 miles from the Boston University Mugar Library, a 32-min walk

            1.8 miles from Oak Square in Brighton, a 35-min walk

            2.1 miles from Harvard Square, a comfortable 43-min

                      for committed walkers

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last updated February 2020