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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

AC Produce

489 Main Street

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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.

Cal Mare at MGM Springfield

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Michael Mina marries authentic Italian coastal cuisine from the Amalfi Coast with New England’s signature style to create the freshest seafood, handmade pastas and true Italian pizza. Indulge your appetites with our innovative menu, then pick up a vintage bottle of wine from the Wine Shop.

Chandler Steakhouse at MGM Springfield

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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.

Ciro’s Restaurant 

904 Main Street

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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.

Frigo’s Foods

90 William Street

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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.

La Fiorentina Pastry Shop

883 Main Street

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Since 1946, La Fiorentina Pastry Shop has been serving some of the best Italian pastries, cookies, cakes, and more to the Western mass Community.

Max’s Tavern

1000 W Columbus Avenue

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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.

Milano’s Importing

988 Main Street

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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.

Mom and Rico’s Specialty Market

899 Main Street

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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.

Plan B

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Whether you want to crush a platter of minis with your friends after work, go all out and throw some lobster on there or go more classic style with a Tavern Classic, the secret’s in the passion and they’re passionate about their meat. People come here to be here. For good beer. Cool surroundings. And one burger to rule them all.

Raices Restaurant 

1021 Main Street

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Raices is a Puerto Rican Restaurant that offers a variety of foods rich in flavor and colors. They welcome customers with a smile and make them feel as if they are on the island, serving authentic Puerto Rican food like mofongo, shrimp, & more.

Red Rose Pizzeria 

1060 Main Street

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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.

Samuel’s 

1000 W Columbus Avenue

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Executive Bryan Meadows has created one of the largest and finest Gastropub menus in New England, you can find it right here at Samuel’s at the Basketball Hall of Fame. Drawing on the rich depth of local and regional microbreweries, Samuel’s has curated one of the largest selections of craft beer in the region.

TAPS Sports Bar at MGM Springfield

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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.

UNO’s

1000 W Columbus Avenue

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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.

Zonin’s Gourmet Market 

883 Main Street

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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. 

Balise Auto Dealerships

683 East Columbus Avenue

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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

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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

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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.

Indian Motorcycle Store at MGM Springfield

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Indian Motorcycle store at MGM Springfield offers items from the brand’s casual apparel line, the Indian Motorcycle 1901 Fashion Collection. The collection features graphic T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, and jackets inspired by Indian Motorcycle’s heritage. Indian Motorcycle jewelry and accessories also will be available for purchase.

Kringle Candle at MGM Springfield

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Follow your nose to Kringle Emporium for more than just their candles! Enjoy a fresh cup of coffee or dive into their fresh baked goods. It is a great source of grab and go food with the perfect outdoor seating. Come in and check out our soup and salad special of the day!

Frank’s Flowers

838 Main Street

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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‘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

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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.

Riverfront Park

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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

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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…