For its sixth annual show, Pintastic New England will be moving from Sturbridge to Boxboro, and we will have an official overflow hotel in Westford, all in Massachusetts. Use this thread to discuss the optimal driving routes, the hotel and restaurant options, how to get there by plane or train, and other nearby businesses of note. Special rate codes for the Pintastic blocks at the Boxboro Regency and Westford Regency will be posted soon. The Boxboro hotel (actual site of the show) is at Exit 28 off I-495, while the Westford hotel is at Exit 32 off I-495.
One of the most noteworthy businesses on the state highways in between the two hotels is Electronics Plus in Littleton.
It's an old-style walk-in retail store for electronic gear and parts; the kind of store you might have thought was extinct! It's at the crossing point of MA routes 110 and 119, one block from Exit 31 off I-495. For pinball repair, you can find solder and fuses there. (Miniature lamps like #44 and its LED counterparts are probably better to get right at the show, in the Vendor Hall.) They have popular sizes of other components, tools, and test equipment. If you visit them, please mention the Pintastic show.
Do you know a business in the Ayer-Boxboro-Acton-Littleton-Westford area that is a hidden gem or would appeal to pinballers? You could mention it in this thread.