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Community Latin Grocery



136 Highland Street, Chelsea, MA




Community Latin Grocery

Community Latin Grocery is a neighborhood corner store for all of life’s last minute essentials. Here, you can buy single frozen treats, basics like eggs, tortillas, plantains and queso, or even a lottery ticket if you’re feeling lucky.

From 1925 to 1981, Becky and David Glassman operated Glassman’s Store at this site on Highland Avenue and lived upstairs in their two-family home. They sold sandwiches to doctors and nurses at the former Chelsea Memorial Hospital, and kosher meats to the Yiddish-speaking clientele. Today, the small, packed market serves its Latinx neighborhood, and it is now “yo” instead of “oy” that one hears on the corner.