Perk & Parcel reopens in Westborough

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By Liz Nolan, Contributing Writer

Perk & Parcel reopens in Westborough
Perk & Parcel offers a variety of sweet treats and coffees, espressos and lattes.
Photo/Rick Mosher

Westborough – The combination of two enthusiastic, knowledgeable business partners with different expertise and backgrounds is the foundation of Perk & Parcel located at 276 Turnpike Road (Belmont Center) in Westborough. The unique concept of the business is a blend of a coffee bar and café as well as a convenient location to securely have your packages delivered.

Perk & Parcel opened in December 2019 and is now reopened after being impacted by COVID-19 closures. Co-owner Rick Mosher is optimistic that it will continue to thrive.

“It was quite a blow to have to shut down pretty much on our three month anniversary,” said Mosher. “Reopening is going well. We are getting walk-ins for takeout and a lot of online ordering through our website app.”

Perk & Parcel is currently open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for takeout and curbside service. The online ordering link is available through the website at www.perkandparcel.com. Menu changes and special promotion information can be found there or on Facebook and Instagram. You can also sign up to receive email updates.

Mosher manages the Perk side of the business. His background is in food service including experience as an executive chef in Boston, and he keeps up to date on current trends.

Chalkboards display the menu including cookies, muffins, croissants, and quiche. Salads, sandwiches, and Paninis are prepared on site using seasonal ingredients when possible.

Of course, it offers 13 different lattes, espresso, coffee, tea, and Nitro Brew. Customers also have a variety of milks to choose from including non-dairy options like almond, soy, oat or coconut.

The Parcel side of the business is managed by AJ Boles and offers a central delivery location for packages to be sent and picked up at your convenience. Currently, this service is complimentary and gives customers an option to avoid porch pirates or damage to their packages from shipping or weather.

Customers need to register their information online and ensure when ordering items that their packages are delivered to Perk & Parcel. When the package arrives, it is placed in a secure locker system and the customer is contacted with a pick up code for package retrieval.

“It’s safe and easy to use,” said Mosher.

There is also an environmental benefit of using a central delivery location – the number of trucks on the road is reduced, which reduces air pollution.

Any prepaid packages that are pre-labeled that you are sending can also be dropped off at Perk & Parcel.

“The staff is super friendly and go out of their way to help customers,” said Mosher. “We take pride in our service and attention to detail.”

Long term goals are to add locations, increase community outreach, welcome business meetings and scout groups, and add events that include students, such as a poetry slam night.  Free Wi-Fi is available.

Perk & Parcel’s menu and how to register to utilize the location to receive packages can be found on the website. Email questions to [email protected].