Friday, May 17, 2013
The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Patch has launched a new site to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur, Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the tactics Corcoran used to grow her business. Additional…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
I'm hoping to drive my old beater into the ground before we need to get another car, but I'm on the lookout. What's your next car going to be?
My wife and I drive a perfectly good 2002 Nissan Sentra with 127,318 miles on it. "Stella" has four wheels and gets us from Point A to Point B. We've reached the stage in the life of the car where we don't repair body damage (as you can tell from the accompanying photo). I'm ashamed for my Dad to see it. But hey, it's paid for. Even though I'd love to get 200K miles out of Stella, she has some mechanical problems, like a seized bolt that has left the transmission fluid unchangeable for about eight years. She could conk out any old day. So we've been on the lookout for our next car. I'm paying attention to car commercials, asking friends about their cars. You know the feeling. We're looking for something that gets good gas mileage, and is …
The 43 Church restaurant on Church Street in Salem recently closed for business.
43 Church Restaurant on Church Street in Salem abruptly closed for business earlier this month. A window recently posted in the business' front window reads: "To All of Our Loyal Customers: 43 Church has now ceased all restaurant operations and will remain closed. We thank you sincerely for all of your generous support over the years. We enjoyed serving each and every one of you, and we will miss you all." It is unclear what the plan for the space is moving forward. The Salem News is reporting that the owner of Turners Seafood Grill and Market has expressed an interest in buying the location. Will you miss 43 Church? Are you hoping a certain kind of restaurant will move in to this Church Street space? Let us know in the comments section …
The Salem News is reporting that a legal battle over a gas station on North Street is over.
An appeal filed by the abutters of a North Street gas station was withdrawn Wednesday night, ending a legal battle that dates back more than four years ago. A lawyer representing the abutters informed the Salem Zoning Board of Appeals Wednesday night that they were dropping their appeal, according to The Salem News. The appeal was reportedly filed by Buffum Street residents Helen and George Papadopoulos in 2008 after the prospective owner of the gas station felled a series of oak and maple trees that separated their home from the property. The Salem News is reporting that the Papadopouloses officially withdrew an appeal of an occupancy permit issued by the city Building Inspector in February.
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Salem Screamery, a new ice cream parlor, opened on Washington Street last week.
Salem Screamery is now open for business. The city's new ice cream parlor opened last week in the former home of Ben & Jerry's, located at 60 Washington St. Click through the photos attached to this post for a virtual look around Salem's newest downtown business In addition to frappes, floats and cake pops, Salem Screamery offers a variety of delicious ice cream flavors. Flavors Have you stopped by Salem Screamery since it opened? What did you think? Let us know in the comments section below.
Here's a closer look at 10 homes that recently sold in Salem.
Wondering what sold in Salem recently? Are you thinking about moving or just wondering how much that house you drive by all the time sold for? Every Tuesday, Salem Patch highlights properties that recently sold in Salem. Then, on Friday, we give you a list of homes holding open houses this weekend. Information compiled using MLS data courtesy of NewEnglandMoves.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Joe's Fish Prints & Tomo's Tackle is now open on Pickering Wharf in Salem.
After spending more than two months setting up their new space on Pickering Wharf, the owners of Joe's Fish Prints and Tomo's Tackle officially opened for business over the weekend. The store, run by Tomo Shiraishi, of East Boston and co-owner Joe Higgins, is located at 104 Wharf St. and offers everything you'll need to land a big one and then preserve the memory of the catch forever. Shiraishi is selling the hard-to-find Japanese fishing gear you'll need to reel in a monster and Higgins will gladly cover it in ink and hand-print an image of it onto a canvas for you. The practice of fish-printing is called Gyotaku and is a process dating back more than 200 years. The art form originated in Japan, where fishermen often had to quickly sell …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Here is the answer to this week's edition of "Guess the Restaurant."
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Here's a closer look at some local homes that are holding open houses in Salem Sunday.
Looking to move to Salem or looking for a new home in the city? Every Friday, we provide a list of local homes holding open houses on Sunday. If you are holding an open house, let us know in the comments section below. You can also upload photos by clicking the "upload photos and video" button above. Information provided by Zillow.