Sunday, September 16, 2012
Play developer and tell us what you think should replace Michael Roberts Hair Fashions.
There's an open space in a prime location on Essex Street that's been left by Michael Roberts Hair Fashions, and we want to know what your vision is for the space. The building, which is available through The Drumlin Group, is located adjacent to Witch City Thrift and the Crombie Street lot. If you had the resources and the authority to decide what would go here, what would you choose? Tell us in the comments.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Outlets report the business is considering expansion to other cities as well.
3 Potato 4 may be a fresh addition to Salem, but it's already shooting for the moon. The Salem-based business is planning to expand to Boston, according to the Boston Business Journal. Possible locations for the business include the Prudential Center, the W Hotel and the Theater District, the outlet reports. Boston Magazine reports the business may head to other cities including New Orleans, NYC and Vegas. Speaking of Sin City, 3 Potato 4 launched a "satellite space station" at the Downton 3rd, a famers market, in Las Vegas on Sept. 7, according to the business website. On its website, 3 Potato 4 includes information for people interested in opening a franchise. 3 Potato 4 originally opened in Salem within the Ben & Jerry's location …
Monday, September 10, 2012
A new shop dedicated to outwear will join the Front Street business family during an official ribbon-cutting today.
Editor's Note: Monday's Ribbon Cutting was cancelled Monday morning. Avalanche will officially join the Front Street business scene today at 2 p.m. at a ribbon-cutting with Mayor Kim Driscoll. The business specializes in outerwear and activewear including fleece, according to the business Facebook page, and has a corporate office on Congress Street. The new company store with be located at 24 Front St. — the former location of Sweet Anthem and Fiddlehead. The company has a factory outlet location in Lynn. "We're celebrating our 25th year in 2012, and we feel that now is the perfect time to open our first company store," the Avalanche family said in press release through the Salem Chamber of Commerce. "We're excited to say the quaint …
Sunday, September 9, 2012
There's a space open in the Upper Washington Street lot near Starbucks; tell us what you would like to see in that space.
There's an open space in the Upper Washington Street parking lot, and we want to know what you'd like to see there. The building, which is available through RCG, is located adjacent to Metro PCS and steps away Starbucks and Frankenstein's Art. If you had the resources and the authority to decide what would go here, what would you choose? How can we improve this area of Washington Street? What would you like to see? Tell us in the comments.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Tell us what you envision for this Church Street spot.
Ted Cole's is no longer occupying a prime spot on Church Street, and RCG is looking for a new occupant. The building is located adjacent to Nicks Firehouse Coffee Shop and steps away from the Church Street lot. If you had the resources and the authority to decide what would go here, what would you choose? How can we improve Church Street? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, August 31, 2012
Here's a round up of North Shore small business news.
Have you noticed a new store while driving around the North Shore recently? Patch loves small business and we try to cover every new opening. For you adventurous shoppers, we're featuring some recent business openings and happenings outside of Salem this month. Have you noticed a new shop and have been wondering what it is? Leave us a note in the comment section and we will check it out. Of course our first priority is Salem so if you have any Salem business news you'd like to share, let us know! BEVERLY Plum Consignment opened in June, and since then, the shop's been thriving, owner Pam Hulbert told Beverly Patch. What's different about this Cabot Street consignment shop? For one, no 'grandma's sweaters, power suits, or mom jeans.' Plus…
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Here's the latest North Shore restaurant news -- tasty!
It seems like every time we turn around a new restaurant is opening or sadly, closing. Here is a round up of restaurant news across the North Shore. Salem Arthur Ingemi and his team are building a village where residents and visitors of any and all tastes can find food, drink and an atmosphere that hits the spot. The Village Tavern Grill & Oyster Bar is putting finishing touches on its restaurant, which is slated to open in the space on the pedestrian mall where Lakay Island was previously located. Ingemi said he's just waiting for the "final sign-offs" from the city before he opens. -- Brand new pizza joint The Flying Saucer Pizza Company will be adding beer and wine come Sept. 1. -- Though she's been open since Oct. 2011, Red Lulu will …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The new Salem restaurant, which also has a full liquor license, will open soon.
Arthur Ingemi and his team are building a village where residents and visitors of any and all tastes can find food, drink and an atmosphere that hits the spot. The Village Tavern Grill & Oyster Bar is putting finishing touches on its restaurant, which is slated to open in the space on the pedestrian mall where Lakay Island was previously located. Ingemi said he's just waiting for the "final sign-offs" from the city before he opens. The Village's owner has previous restaurant ownership experience in Salem, and he's also brought three full time managers on board as he prepares to offer a multifaceted experience that Ingemi says will have an emphasis on value and be "very, very comfortable" for all patrons. "This is Salem. We're the Village…
Friday, August 17, 2012
There's lots going on; let us know if we're missing something.
Have you noticed a new store while driving around the North Shore recently? Patch loves small business and we try to cover every new opening. Here is a look at some recent business openings and happenings on the North Shore. Have you noticed a new shop and have been wondering what it is? Leave us a note in the comment section and we will check it out. One Salem man has combined his business expertise with his love of Salem and all things media into a new business — Social Palates. John Andrews, formerly the head chef and general manager at Vic's Station, now calls himself a "PR handyman," and he's taken on his new job with a love for business and the community. "What I'm trying to do is really shed a spotlight on Salem, which in turn is …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Around the North Shore in food-related news.
We know Salem residents don’t just stay in Salem when they want a night out and a break from cooking. Restaurant comings and goings, new business and the best dishes and recipes are among the items that have appeared on area Patch sites over the past month. Below is a look at the restaurant and food stories local Patch sites have covered over the past month. Read through our round up for the latest food news in the area. SALEM The Daily Bagel Cafe has vacated its place at the Museum Place Mall, and that has left a spot in the mall that also abuts Church Street. The building is located steps away from the Church Street parking lot and has a large corner space. Salem Patch recently asked readers what they think should go in the space. …