The Adams Corner retail district is the new home of an Irish-themed store, Babe Mannion’s Irish Shoppe, which was expected to open for business this week. The store is owned by Bridget Nee-Walsh, who also operates Southie’s Own on West Broadway in South Boston.
Speaking with the Reporter on Tuesday as she was bringing stock into the store, Nee-Walsh said the business would offer products similar to her South Boston business. A Facebook page describes those products as “Irish imports, South Boston apparel, local art, and specialty gift items… From our handmade jewelry to our custom toy boxes and keep sakes, you’ll find something for everyone!”
She said she will also offer an array of Dorchester- themed products at the new store, located at 786 Adams St., part of the two-story building at the corner of Adams and Gallivan Boulevard.
Two other retailers will soon open in that building, according to property owner John Lydon – PS Gourmet Coffee shop and Top Shelf Bakery, a cookie and bake shop retailer. Other retail stores already there include the Irish Butcher Shop and the China Sky restaurant. Second floor tenants include the Irish Pastoral Centre and other professional offices.
The PS Gourmet Coffee shop will be making a return to the village after a three-year hiatus caused by a September 2017 fire a block away that heavily damaged the Adams Street building that also housed Blasi’s Fat Belly Café. PS Gourmet has other locations in South Boston, Braintree, and Roslindale.