One of Springfield’s most beautiful neighborhoods and one of its most culturally diverse, the South End is home to dozens of restaurants, retail shops, and businesses. It has long been home to Springfield’s Italian community, and it remains so today being home to Ciro’s Restaurant, Frigo’s, and Mom and Rico’s, among many others. The past few years it has exploded into a diverse community and an entertainment hotspot being home to the Basketball Hall of Fame and MGM Springfield.
See the Rich History in the Pictures of the South End Below
Photos Provided by James Langone
489 Main Street
Main Street Market is a family-owned and operated market on Main Street in Springfield’s south end. They carry a range of premium products and produce including a variety of Italian Imports and specialties, artisan cheeses and meats, olive oils, vinegar and pasta, a variety of deli meats including Boar’s Head and a wide range of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Costa at MGM Springfield
Everyone’s Favorite Italian Classics are coming to MGM Springfield. Costa will bring you back to Grandma’s kitchen as you indulge in traditional Spaghetti & Meatballs, Lasagna, Pizza and more.
Chandler Steakhouse at MGM Springfield
In 1958 Nicola and Edda Caputo came from Italy in search of the American dream. Edda’s dream of opening a restaurant came true in 1963. Red Rose started off small, but through hard work and with the help of their three children, Carmela, Rita and Tony, the restaurant grew. In 1986 Rita and Tony took over and brought Red Rose to its present state. Today, if you look close enough, you can see signs of the third generation.
904 Main Street
Ciro’s Restaurant is a fine dining restaurant, serving up classic and delicious traditional Italian dishes. Throughout the week, enjoy live music and daily specials.
90 William Street
From the northern village of Dolo, Italy to the banks of the Connecticut River, the Frigo family has upheld many traditions and family recipes. They have been serving Western Massachusetts since the 1950s with the highest quality service and specialty foods. You will find a unique offering of imported groceries, cheeses, wines and a vast array of prepared foods of outstanding quality.
La Fiorentina Pastry Shop
883 Main Street
Since 1946, La Fiorentina Pastry Shop has been serving some of the best Italian pastries, cookies, cakes, and more to the Western mass Community.
1000 W Columbus Avenue
Located at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA, Max’s Tavern’s innovative menu features contemporary American cuisine, classic chophouse fare, craft cocktails, and more.
If you’re a sports fanatic making a trip to the Hall of Fame, stop in for a great meal before or after your visit. If you just love good food, our team will make sure you have a memorable dining experience each and every time.
988 Main Street
A Family Owned and Operated business since 1968, Milano Importing has been supplying Springfield with delicious and authentic Italian style foods on a daily basis.
Mom and Rico’s Specialty Market
899 Main Street
Mom and Rico’s is as much a feast for the eyes as it is for the stomach. The shelves are packed with wine bottles, coffee beans, imported specialty products, and pasta, while every single inch of wall space is covered with old pictures and news clippings Rico has saved over the years.
Zonin’s Gourmet Market
883 Main Street
Famous for their sausage, Zonin’s Gourmet Market specializes in offering the finest quality imported Italian cold cuts, cheeses, pasta, olive oils, and balsamic vinegar, meats, and more.
TAPS Sports Bar at MGM Springfield
While rooting for the home team, eat, drink and take in the ultimate sports experience. TAP Sports Bar will showcase the greatest in professional and college sporting events while serving up fan-favorite food and an extensive beer selection.
1000 W Columbus Avenue
At Uno Pizzeria & Grill, W. Columbus Ave. Springfield MA, they draw their identity and inspiration from the artisan heritage of the original Pizzeria Uno in Chicago. They still make their deep dish pizza dough fresh every morning. Today, they’re as passionate about craft beer as they are for their pizza.
Balise Auto Dealerships
683 East Columbus Avenue
The South End is home to Balise Hyundai, Balise Chevrolet Buick GMC, Balise Ready Credit, and Balise Car Wash. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new car or get your car washed, Balise is your go-to.
Buckeye Brother’s Smoke Shop
974 Main Street
A cozy place to meet and have an exquisite hot beverage, taking care of all smoking needs, a large selection of premium cigars, hookah, glassware, and more
Hannoush Jewelers at MGM Springfield
Offering top quality brands and exceptional customer service, the family owned and operated jewelry store for over 38 years is here to help you find the perfect gift.
838 Main Street
AWARDED “BEST FLORIST IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS” – 5 TIMES Proudly serving the Springfield, Massachusetts area, we’re a full-service local flower shop that is family-owned and operated. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you with placing orders for local delivery or anywhere in the world
Basketball Hall of Fame
1000 Hall of Fame Ave
Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was born, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting, preserving and celebrating the game of basketball at every level – men and women, amateur and professional players, coaches and contributors, both domestically and internationally.
Dakin Humane Society
171 Union Street
Dakin is a community supported animal welfare organization that provides shelter, medical care, spay/neuter services, and behavioral rehabilitation for more than 20,000 animals each year. Since its inception in 1969, Dakin has become one of the most recognized nonprofit organizations in the Pioneer Valley and a national leader in animal welfare.
Hilton Garden Inn
800 Hall of Fame Ave
Ideally located on the grounds of the Basketball Hall of Fame, Hilton Garden Inn Springfield is minutes from downtown Springfield and attractions including Six Flags New England, The Big E and Bradley International Airport. See the Springfield Thunderbirds play at the Mass Mutual Center, or visit MGM Springfield, featuring a huge gaming floor, various dining options, and Roar Comedy Club. Enjoy easy access to numerous businesses and treat yourself to a meal every night at five award-winning restaurants on the grounds, and the attached Chicago UNO Grill.
The Italian Cultural Center of Western Mass
56 Margaret Street
The Italian Cultural Center of Western Mass, Inc. (the “ICC”) is a non-profit organization founded in 1985 to promote and celebrate our Italian culture and heritage in all its facets. Previously, dozens of local Italian groups had been created to celebrate and foster specific aspects of Italian culture, towns or regions of Italy, Italian/American war veterans, religious organizations, etc., but the ICC celebrates “all things Italian”!
MGM Springfield is a hotel and casino complex situated in the heart of downtown Springfield. Offering events every week, high-class dining, a luxurious movie theater, and much more.
Monkey Wrench Building
143 Main Street
‘The Monkey Wrench at 143 Main Street’ is a historic mill building one block from I-91. Current tenants include artists, marketing firms, retail, photographers, videographers, personal offices, entertainment professionals, transportation companies and individuals/business in need of storage.
Regal Cinemas at MGM Springfield
Featuring blockbuster movies and luxury recliner seating, Regal MGM Springfield is the ultimate entertainment destination for movie fans. This cinematic paradise features seven cutting-edge auditoriums and a full bar, inviting guests to kick back and relax with their favorite feature films.
The Riverfront Park entrance is at W. Columbus and State Street. The River Walk is also accessible from W. Columbus Ave. at the South End Bridge and Basketball Hall of Fame, West Street, Riverside Rd. & Wason Ave.
This park consists of a paved path for biking, jogging, walking and rollerblading, benches and a picnic area.
Society of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Club
13 Winthrop Street
Springfield’s home of the Society of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, conveniently located in the heart of the city at the intersection of Main and Winthrop St.
The South End is home to dozens of local businesses. Whether you’re looking for dry cleaning to car insurance, flowers to food, the South End has long been home to small family businesses to large industries. The South End has everything you need and more…