Diesel Love Stories

20 years of tales, triumphs, tidbits and tragedy, as shared by you.

A Somerville Success Story

Mayor Curtatone (and baby Luca & Elizabeth Warren!) during a visit to Bloc. Joe is a faithful patron at our stores.

20 years!  I met you in 1999 when I was a member of the Somerville Board of Aldermen and you were pursuing your dream.  You were both attending a Board meeting and an item on the agenda was a permit request related to your new business – The Diesel Cafe. I saw you both sitting in the audience (the only people in attendance) and struck up a conversation.  You told me about your new venture and how pumped up you were to start in Somerville (Davis Square).  It was exciting to meet such progressive and innovative entrepreneurs and I lobbied my colleagues for approval that evening. I  testified that “this is exactly the kind of business” activity and investment we needed to support and attract to our community. 

It was exciting to meet such progressive and innovative entrepreneurs and I lobbied my colleagues for approval that evening.

Time has proven us all correct!  Your presence and contributions to our neighborhoods, economy, and the social fabric of the ‘Ville have made a lasting and positive impact on all of us.  You are a true Somerville success story.  Thank you for choosing to call Somerville home and for honoring me with your friendship.

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