Best Services in Boston 1979

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1979 Best Hairstyling

Ruotolo’s specialty is the permanent, and his price—starting at thirty-five dollars—makes it one of the better buys in town. Ruotolo is based in Cambridge at Gino-Parracchiere, 20 Holyoke St., and...

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1979 Best Shoe Repair

There have been three generations of Mantoses at Boston Bootmakers, 115 Summer St., a firm that itself is fifty years old—suggesting that they must be doing something right. For repairs...

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1979 Best Tailor

When you buy a suit in Filene’s Basement and ask the salesman whom he recommends for alterations, John Tzalemas’s shop is often the response. Around the corner (5 Bromfield St.)...

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1979 Best Movers

When Ed’s father, Henry, started the business in 1927, his equipment consisted of one horse and one buggy. Today, the list reads: seven vans, four trailer trucks, two pickups, two...

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1979 Best Recording Studio

State-of-the-art facilities (two complete studios, synthesizers, in-house musicians and engineers) on a hundred-year-old farm. Sauna, Jacuzzi, horses, the works. It was good enough for Stevie Wonder...

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1979 Best Laundromat

Lillian Bloom’s North End hybrid features brand-new machines (Maytag, fifty cents), free coffee and tea, twenty-four-hour drop-off service, and inexpensive art on the walls. There’s usually an artist in residence...

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