When is the last time you drove through South Boston? If it's been awhile, you won't even recognize West Broadway. But can all of the new, high end stores and restaurants survive?

Over the last few years, no other part of Boston has changed more than South Boston. New shops and restaurants are opening up every month, and new apartments and condos are being built on almost every other block. Lincoln Tavern has been one of the hottest restaurants and bars in the city. Stephi's in Southie just opened under the new 11 West Broadway luxury apartments. Neatly Nested recently opened at the corner of West Broadway & E Street, and has been highly successful in it's short time in South Boston. For the growth of South Boston and West Broadway, I think it's fantastic that all these new businesses are opening up, and being successful. Below is a list of many of the new businesses that have opened on West Broadway in the past 2 years.

Restaurants - Lincoln Tavern, Stephi's in Southie, Subway, Pizzeria 360, Al's Pizza & Grill

Coffee Shops - Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks

Food/Beverage Stores - Foodies, Social Wines, Fromage(opening soon)

Retail - Covet, iService Computer Repair, MyBike, South Boston Running Emporium, Neatly Nested