Every neighborhood needs a third place

There’s home, there’s work, then there’s the third place. Just like with Cheers, where everybody knows your name.

This is the third place in Burlington, Radio Bean. What makes it such a great destination?

People get there by biking or walking up to it. It’s small – only about 600 sf. The owner funded everything himself and hangs out there like it’s both his second and third place, which it is. It has a bar. It has live music. It has outdoor seating. It’s tucked away in a creative neighborhood, the Old North End. It’s the kind of place where you can just stroll in, meet up with people you happen to know, and talk into the night, which I had the pleasure of doing while I was there.

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