Harvard: Where You Find A Little Louie Love


From the editor: I'm always looking for stories about the local flavor of college towns and surrounding communities. When I ran across this story about "Louie's Superette" by Eden Pontz on TravelingMom, I just had to share. Parents always want to know who's looking out for their kids once the kids head off to college and, at Louie's, some concerns can be put to rest. ZKQ


Louie: A Parent's Secret Weapon in Cambridge, Mass.

Cheng-san Chen is an unassuming man, running an unassuming store that skims the edge of Harvard University's campus in Cambridge, Mass. A banner hanging on the storefront announces "Louie's Superette" is celebrating 25 years of business. But inside, this convenience store owner/clerk, code name, Louie, is a parent's secret weapon, and known by students as the "man with the electronic eyes." 

Not only does he offer all the standard conveniences that a "Superette" should stock, he holds values that parents can only hope their children develop while living away at college. And he's worth an in-person visit if you're traveling through town (continue reading on TravelingMom).

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