Lincoln’s Haberdashery is nothing if not quirky. The South End spot is housed within a 1920’s Lance Factory, but it inhabits the modern sensibility of a 21st century pastiche-passion-project. The best way to describe it? Chef Michael Shortino, the man behind the light rail’s beloved Futo Buta, likes the term “urban market.” With an array of beers, wines, bakery items, sit-down meals, coffees, ice creams, it seems a fitting label.
Shortino, a resident of South End himself, was frustrated by his particular neighborhood’s lack of a friendly bodega, a spot to grab a homemade loaf of bread and a bottle of wine. His neck of the woods needed a better gathering place, and Shortino set out to create it, adding a little bit of everything in the process.
Another element of the space is the casual, inviting atmosphere and design, which is not only curated for the Haberdashery’s crowd, but also available to rent for private events. You can grab a beer, ice cream, freshly brewed Pure Intentions coffee, homemade Italian-style bread, and artful pastries all under one roof. Chef Shortino’s dedication to inclusivity, creating a place for anyone and everyone, is tangible.