I live 20 minutes away from Boston, I've been coming to the city since I was a kid and never have I had a shopping experience like I did today. Just finding Bodega is almost as fun as actually shopping there. Today I went there for the first time, I was excited. It felt like a scavenger hunt. I knew that Bodega was hidden, I'd heard about its secret and I still had a little trouble finding it. The average shopper would never even know where to look, even if they were standing right in the front part of the store.
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What looks like an actual vending machine is really just a door that’s designed to look like a vending machine. This door slides to the left revealing the Bodega.
|photos taken by Alyce Packard|
Once you get past the amazing Snapple door, you enter the beautiful Bodega. The room is simple and classic. It is arranged like a library, everything clean, neat, and sharp. It’s a fun atmosphere, you feel like you're part of this really cool secret once your inside. I laughed when I stepped in and I must've looked really impressed because the guys working laughed when they saw how shocked I was. This is much more than a gimmick, the product that you get is high quality and the disguise is incredibly well done. If you haven't been yet, go. Even after reading this article you'll still have a surprising experience. Just like their clothing and shoes, Bodega is truly a unique gem. See if you can find it at 6 Clearway St., Boston.