Top Shopping Destination For Dream houses on the beach
Newton Electrical Supply.
44 Mechanic St. Newton; (617)527-2040
There are lots of bargains on fine-quality lighting fixtures and lamps at this store if you can find it. Take Elliott Street south from Route 9, and wind your way around to Mechanic Street in Newton Upper Falls.
This full-service store has a large selection of classic and contemporary fixtures. Most prices are nearly half of the list price, which aint bad. But look around for special deals; there are usually a few in each area. Mr. C saw a Hffany-style ceiling light with a retail price of $530, on sale for $260; a swing-arm brass floor lamp, originally marked down from $335 to $200, on final sale for $99. And a shiny brass chandelier, listed at $1, 050, was reduced to $520.
On a more approachable level, a mauve contemporary table lamp was just $39 (from $96). They also have recessed lighting, mirrors, door chimes, bath fixtures, ventilator fans, and a full range of electrical supplies. Very helpful staff, too. Open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 P.M. Wednesdays until 9, and Saturdays from 8-1 during the summer only.