Open for Business

Use these links to find local businesses that are open during the emergency:

City of Boston (you can sort by neighborhood)
Back Bay Association – Local Businesses (restaurants & food services, retail, service providers, hotels)
Back Bay Association – Patio Dining (eating outside!)

They contain a lot of useful contact information and are kept up to date.

Senior Shopping Hours

Many grocery stores are offering early openings for senior shoppers (over 60 years of age) or vulnerable guests (the so-called “golden hours). Here is the list as of March 26, 2020 (please note that you may have to present an ID at some stores).

Also note that recyclable bags are allowed at some of the stores as long as you are willing to pack them yourself. If plastic bags are used, we will need to keep them for future recycling; paper ones can be put in the recycling bin. If you have additions or changes to the list we should make, please let us know at

Foodies (1421 Washington St)
8:00-9:00 AM daily
Market Basket
5:30-7:00 AM Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Roche Bros.
7:00-8:00 AM daily
Star Market 7:00-9:00 AM Tuesday, Thursday
Stop & Shop
6:00-7:30 AM daily
First hour of shopping each Wednesday
Trader Joe’s
9:00-10:00 AM daily
8:00-9:00 AM Tuesday
7:00-8:00 AM daily
Whole Foods
7:00-8:00 AM daily

Please follow social distancing and disinfectant procedures while shopping.
For information on the subject see this Washington Post article.