We bought Eastside Mart in 2007 right before the birth of our daughter Lily. I (Paul) had injured my knee and as a result was not able to continue delivering for FedEx which I had done for at least 15 years. The opportunity to buy Eastside Mart came up and I jumped without even looking.
After 6 years, I can say running a local family owned and operated business has been wonderful. My wife (Zoe) and my children (Courtney, Jacob, Lily, and Xander) visit and work in the store with me allowing me to strengthen my bonds with my family. And I have built friendships and partnerships with my customers who I am proud to call neighbors.
To provide products based on the interests and the needs of our local customers which guarantee a broad range of product choices including organic and local products, support the distinctive character of the Wayland Square area and Providence, and build a strong community by linking neighbors.