Rail Trail Snack Shop Opens Today
Formerly home to D & M Auto Parts, 15 Winthrop Street opens today as the Rail Trail Snack Shop. Treats for all—including your four-legged friends—comprise the new stock on the shelves.
The building once housed Harold Younglings’ hardware store. It’s also rumored to have been the birthplace of the actress and game show panelist Arlene Francis (1907-2001).
The opening of the Rail Trail Snack Shop is scheduled for today, Saturday, July 18, at 11:00 AM. The Shop is the brainchild of Ed and Doriane Daniels, who own Vesta Real Estate, located a bit further down the old rail bed on Woodland Street. The Daniels are also known for their once a year “Shredding Day,” held at Holliston High School (although the event was cancelled this year due to the COVID 19).
Ed Daniels, a member of the Friends of the Rail Trail, is also co-founder of the First Night Rail Trail Walk. More recently, Daniels spearheaded a group to improve the yearly holiday downtown lighting program.
Ed Daniels told the Holliston Reporter on Friday that the new retail-only shop is not a restaurant. Ice cream and snacks are the specialties of the house, along with a doggie treat bakery operated by Wendy Wong and Heather DeLoughrey. But Daniels remains flexible about other ideas for the shop.
Presently, Daniels welcomes interested students to apply in person for a job. Shop hours are 11AM to 8 PM Monday through Saturday, and Sundays 10 AM to 8 PM.
Congratulations to the Daniels, and happy trails to all!