I have always loved living in Somerville, MA. My love for Davis Square was one of the reasons I commuted over an hour to work for more than eight years. As I began the process of starting this little company, I discovered how wonderful the city really is.

Setting up shop involved meetings with many city departments like inspectional services, the mayor’s office of strategic planning, the fire prevention bureau and the department of weights and measures to name a few. Before each meeting, I had low expectations. I thought that each meeting could be long, slow and tiring like visiting the DMV. I was so wrong!

At every turn, I was met with a smile, helpful tone and quick, supportive service. Starting ButterGirl has made me love living here even more.

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