Aptel Research‘s Global and US headquarters is based in Lexington, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston with a population of over 30,000 people. The town was settled in 1642 as a part of Cambridge Massachusetts.
Lexington is a town with rich history. It is most famous for being the home of the “shot heard ’round the world.” This refers to the first shot fired that commenced the American Revolutionary War on April 19, 1775. The American militia in Lexington and the British exchanged fire early in the morning although no one can account for which side fired first. Now every Patriots’ Day, Lexington holds a special re-enactment of this battle on the Battle Green followed by a continuation of the battle in the nearby town of Concord, Massachusetts where the Concord militia were able to turn the British back. Members of the local militia were referred to as Minutemen, a civilian-based military force that were trained to respond to a threat in a minute’s notice.
Some of Lexington’s historic houses include the Buckman Tavern, Munroe Tavern, Hancock-Clarke House. The Buckman Tavern is the oldest tavern in Lexington and was the headquarters of Lexington’s Minutemen. This was the meeting place for 77 Minutemen the morning of April 19, 1775, moments before the first battle of the Revolutionary War. The Buckman Tavern’s original front door with a bullet hole from this first battle is among items on display. The Munroe Tavern served as the temporary British headquarters and field hospital for Brigadier General Earl Percy and his 1,000 reinforcements later in the day on April 19, 1775. 14 years later in 1789, George Washington dined at Munroe Tavern when he came to Lexington to pay respect to those that had fallen at the first battle on Lexington Green in 1775. The Hancock-Clarke House was the home of the Hancock’s and the Clarke’s and was the meeting place of John Hancock and Samuel Adams on the evening of April 18, 1775. This was Paul Revere’s destination of his historic horseback ride made famous by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem: Paul Revere’s Ride.
Now, cyclists, walkers, runners, and skaters can travel this historical area safely by using The Minuteman Bikeway which connects the Alewife MBTA subway station in Cambridge to the neighboring communities of Bedford, Arlington, and Lexington.
The National Heritage Museum can also be found in Lexington. This museum covers a broad range of material in traditional American history and popular culture: from traditional stories on Paul Revere, George Washington and the American Revolution to non-traditional stories such as Route 66, diners, neon signs, or even doing laundry in America.
Lexington is also home to one of the oldest libraries in America. The Cary Memorial Library was established in 1827 and opened to the public in 1869. It was the first publicly supported library in Massachusetts and the second in the US.
If you’re looking for a place to eat, Daikanyama Japanese Cuisine is a favorite among the locals in Lexington. The Aptel Research team recommends Daikanyama for its exquisite and artistic Japanese dishes and aromatic drinks. The entrées in conjunction with the placid serene dining environment makes this an unforgettable dining experience. If you’re craving that perfect dessert after a meal, Cake is recommended as it is one of the top specialty cake shops in the Boston area. Cakes from Cake have been featured in the major motion pictures: The Pink Panther 2 and Ghosts from Girlfriends Past. Cake also features a line of cupcakes that customers can sample on the spot in addition to cake designer/decorator Michelle Ryan’s artistic creations.
Lexington, MA is full of history and culture, as well as being one of the places that Aptel Research calls home. If you’re in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry and are in need of qualitative marketing research or consulting, Aptel Research can help you identify the critical issues you are facing and then uniquely combine our in-depth knowledge of science and market research to help you:
* Launch differentiated products and optimize current assets.
* Develop strategies and translate them into key decisions and actions.
Whether you come from the Lexington area or are located halfway around the globe, Aptel will be there to conduct your primary research.