Key Works was originally built to be the ticket office for the old Pi Alley movie theater. The theater was here when I moved in 1984."Bob Kelley Owner, Key Works
Bob Kelley's Key Works (235A Washington St.) business is a mere 15 sq. ft., tucked next to Pi Alley, making it possibly the smallest office in all of Boston. With an AC unit in the summer, and a space heater in the winter, Kelley makes keys, sells cigarettes and lottery tickets to a clientele that often forms a line outside his tiny booth.
"It was originally built to be the ticket office for the old Pi Alley movie theater. The theater was here when I moved in," said Kelley, who took over the business in 1984. "I never realized how much people spend on the lottery until I put it in during 2001," said Kelley, who also started selling cigarettes the same year to go along with the key making business.
Key Works is open 6 am to 5:30 pm on weekdays and closed on the weekends.