New Business Profile: DiPesa Violins

New Business Profile: DiPesa Violins

RVMS welcomes DiPesa Violins as the newest Roslindale Village business! The owner, Alan DiPesa, has been making and repairing violins for 10 years. He went to the North Bennet Street School, a premiere craft and trade school in the North End and started his business in Boston working in collaboration with another violin maker and also worked from home. Alan’s home also happens to be in Roslindale!
“I love Roslindale because — well, I happened into Roslindale because we couldn’t afford JP [where he used to live], and it ended up being a better fit for my personality, a little quieter and more neighborhoody and less fancy (in a good way).”
Alan repairs and makes violins, violas, and cellos, and his customers tend to be music teachers, professional musicians, and students. His business and workshop space is located in Unit 9 on the second floor of 4252 Washington Street (above PS Gourmet). He would (and so would we) love to see this second floor filled with other makers of any kind. He is excited to be part of the Roslindale business community since he lives in the neighborhood and loves Rozzie already.
 “My favorite Roslindale businesses — it’s a 50/50 tie between Craft Beer Cellar and Joanne Rossman. Both places have wonderful people that run them — both Bryan and Joanne are create an inviting atmosphere at both shops. I feel very welcomed at both of them.” 
Welcome, Alan!
DiPesa Violins
4252 Washington Street, Unit 9

New Business Profile: Welcome, Studio M!

New Business Profile:
Welcome, Studio M!

Meet Roslindale Village’s newest business owner, Mel Ramirez of Studio M. Mel brings 16 years of salon experience to Rozzie, and is formerly of We Are Hair and Fresh Hair in Jamaica Plain. Another fun fact? Mel is from Roslindale! 

“I grew up in Roslindale and my family still lives here. I went to the Irving Middle School and St. Clare’s. Never have I imagined that I’d be opening a business here and serving my own community. It’s been exciting to see Roslindale grow from what it was before to what it is now — and I am excited to be part of that growth.”
To learn more about Studio M’s offerings, check out their new website or give them a call at 617-477-9267. They offer ongoing specials, including Blow-out and Go-Out Thursdays (5:00pm to close). Make your appointment today!
Studio M
4182 Washington Street
Roslindale, MA 02131