Signs of the times: Covid 19 reopening phase Main Street #GloucesterMA

Main Street storefront signs upon the Covid-19 phased reopening stage are sweet, humorous, hopeful and helpful.

update! There are more on the way! Lettering for Love project brought to Gloucester by Brittany Barry. She brightened all shown here albeit Passports. See also Brit Barry Design website

The Franklin Cafe 118 Main Street

The Comeback is always stronger than the setback and curbside pickup

Passports 110 Main Street

Open for Take out ( Full Menu ) Masks Required

Salon Amara 133 Main Street

**Roots** grow strong in a storm and After Every Storm Comes a Rainbow

Sample This 116 Main Street

Retail is my favorite kind of therapy

Be fun if this takes over the street!


Last night we had dinner at the fabulous Franklin and were delighted at how beautiful (and lively) was Main Street. The restaurants were bustling, the roads relatively easy to travel, and parking was without problem. Don’t be reluctant to venture out and dine at any one of your favorite Main Street Gloucester restaurants on these bitterly cold nights, you won’t be disappointed!

Main Street looks beautiful at night in the snow, straight out of a scene from a Charles Dickens novel.

Tom and I love having diner at the bar at the Franklin. Grace, all the crew, and the waitstaff are always so welcoming, and Stefano D’Amico is one of our very favorite bartenders around town.


Stefano not only works at the Franklin Cape Ann, he also does commercial and residential duct and vent cleaning. You can reach him at 978-281-3398 or 978-479-4231.

Usually I have the Franklin’s wonderfully flavorful marinated and grilled calamari for dinner–but panko crusted sea scallops were one of the specials last night–I tried it and you must, too. I don’t think I’ve ever had scallops cooked as perfectly!
When you go to the Franklin you MUST try their desserts–I can’t go there without having the orange crème caramel. You will love it, I promise. ❤

The Franklin Cape Ann is located at 118 Main Street and opens daily at 5:00pm. Sunday through Thursday dinner is served until 10:30; on Friday and Saturday evenings until 11:30.


The Franklin Cape Ann is where! Did you know that EVERY NIGHT OF THE WEEK, the kitchen is OPEN UNTIL MIDNIGHT.

After seeing Out of Sterno at the Gloucester Stage Company this past Wednesday, my husband and I headed over to Rocky Neck for a late night dinner. By the time we walked from the theatre it was after 10pm and everywhere we went, the kitchen had closed. We next headed over to Main Street and were delighted to discover that the Franklin, already one of our top go-to places, serves their complete menu until midnight. Jared, our excellent and very accommodating bartender, informed us that they do not close early and enjoy their late night crowd.

IMG_2915Tom had one of his favorite Franklin entrees, the burger, and I had the arugula, mango, and avacado salad topped with perfectly grilled and richly flavorful wild salmon. We couldn’t resist the Franklin’s orange infused creme caramel and it was heavenly.

I find it’s always a scramble to serve dinner before a show and love that you can go out for a night on the town on Cape Ann and not only see great theatre, but have a wonderfully delicious dinner afterward!

The Franklin Cape Ann is located at 118 Main Street, Gloucester.


GloucesterCast 120 Taped 2/26/15 With Guests Kim Smith and Donna Ardizzoni with Host Joey Ciaramitaro

GloucesterCastSquareGloucesterCast 120 Taped 2/26/15 With Guests Kim Smith and Donna Ardizzoni with Host Joey Ciaramitaro

Topics Include: Happy Birthday Bex, Gloucester Quilter, Condolences To The Family FOB Joe Testeverde, Cacciatore’s Should Be Opening Soon, Maria Seniti Has Left 525 On Good Footing and Is Now Concentrating Her Efforts At The Franklin Cape Ann, Rockport To Get Year Round Sushi Joint, Charlie’s Place Great Breakfast, Codfish Cheeks, Market Basket vs Stop and Shop, Grocery Shopping Habits, Difficulty Sourcing Shellfish, Cooking On The Cast Iron Skillet, The Perfect Baked Potato Recipe, Cooking Rib Eye’s On The Cast Iron Skillet, Cape Ann Giclee, Donna’s Print On Metal, Live Streaming Sista Felicia’s St Joseph’s Pasta Making Saturday at 10:30AM, MCC Awards Gloucester, Will Gardening Centers Be Crushed By The Snow Cover?, Yesterday’s Insane Commute, Just Ordered Derek Sanderson’s Book, Thank You To The Grand Isle’s Service Time In Gloucester, The Space Aged Replacement For The Grand Isle

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GloucesterCast 98 With Craig, Kim, Sista Felicia and Toby Taped 10/19/14

GloucesterCast 98 With Craig, Kim, Sista Felicia and Toby Taped 10/19/14

Topics include:  Cape Ann Restaurant Week, Franklin Cape Ann,1 Out of 5 Of Us Knew,  Lobsta Land, Ohana, Seaport Grille, The Sea Glass Restaurant, Lat 43, The Grand Café At Emerson Inn By The Sea, Mark Lodge Wedding, Destinos, Derek Kaloust, Giuseppe’s Closing Poll Results, Indian Food Misconceptions, David Calvo, Anmol, Memory Lane, Who Are The 1%ers That Say We Need Another Pizza Joint?, Lobster Pool Sold, Kim Smith’s Apple Crisp, Gloucester Gas Price Website and How I Can’t Understand Why Electricity Prices Are Going Up 35% With Lowest Oil Prices In Years, Home Heating and Open Floor Plans, Cape Ann Chimney and Hearth, Curcuru Ciaramitaro Wedding 1938, Captain Joe A Schooner Fisherman, Posture and Fatigue, Elizabeth Bish, Walk Like A Pompous Jerk For Less Back Pain, Treating Back Pain vs Preventing Back Pain, Sista Felicia Cannot Do Yoga Because She Gets Dizzy From Holding In Her Farts, Craig’s Obsession With The Alcohol Content In Every Beer He Drinks, A Glass of Wine vs A Glass of Beer, Bill O’Connor Asks- “Is It Up The Line or Down The Line?”, Carpooling Today, Tanya Frost Reynolds North Shore Walk For ALS, Joe Borge Sr From Lone Gull Finishes The Ironman In Kona Hawaii, 98th Podcast, Reunion 100th Podcast, Kenny MacCarthy, Manchester Athletic Club New Alliance With Tennis Academy In France, Going Back To Analog Appliances, Today’s “Industrial Grade Appliances” Are Made More Poorly Than Yesterday’s Consumer Grade Appliances,Thanksgiving Traditions.


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Have you heard the Buzz about the 525 From Franklin Owner and new 525 Partner Maria Seniti

Have you heard the Buzz about the 525?

The new Menu is perfect!

Maria Seniti-Figurido
(Franklin Owner and New 525 Partner)
has made all the right changes to this fantastic location!

The Food is delicious!

Chef Tom Johnson
is hitting it out of the park!

The Service is amazing!

Come find out for yourself…

The Breakfast on the weekends is Great!
I love the Early Bird Specials!

Open Tuesday – Sunday with NEW hours:

Tuesday – Friday 4pm – close
Saturday & Sunday 8am – close

NEW: EARLY BIRD SPECIALS – Save Everyday! (4pm – 5pm)
NEW: BREAKFAST – Saturday & Sunday (starts at 8am)
TUESDAY NIGHT DEAL – 10% off for locals
LIVE MUSIC WEDNESDAYS – Every Wednesday (7pm – 10pm)

TRIVIA THURSDAYS – Every Thursday (7pm – 9pm)

LIVE JAZZ MUSIC – Sundays (10am – 1pm)

KIDS EAT FOR FREE – Sundays (starts at 4pm) Free kids meal with every adult entrée.


SAVE 10%
on your meal!

Offer expires 10/13/14, and cannot be combined with any other offers.


With Every Take Out Order


Buy One Pizza (regular price)
Get Second Pizza HALF OFF!

STOP THE MFing Presses! The Franklin Is About To Go Live With A New Sushi Menu!!!!!!


Franklin Cape Ann

An exclusive sneak peek at our new sushi menu

We are SO excited to announce that we will soon be adding a brand new sushi menu at Franklin Cape Ann!

But before we officially launch the new menu, we wanted to give you the chance to to try it first…

Come in between

November 15th – November 22nd 

and receive a free sushi roll with the purchase of any dinner entree.

Present the coupon to your server. Limit one per party. Cannot be combined with any other offers.

We’re working with our new sushi chef to put together our official sushi menu. Here is the menu for our “sneak peek” celebration!


Tuna, Avocado Topped with tuna sashimi avocado tempura flakes and scallions 


Salmon, Avocado, Mango topped with salmon sashimi, spicy mayo, tempura flakes and fried sweet potato


Crab, Cucumber, Avocado topped with citrus crab and lemon zest


Spicy tuna, cucumber, topped with a sesame tuna tatake’, and a jalapeno salsa  


Take a chance, chefs’ choice of a roll topped with sashimi 


Choice of either salmon or tuna 

What do you think of the new menu? We’d love to hear from you! Email Maria and let her know.

Franklin Cape Ann Spring Wine Dinner March 20th


The first of our 2013 Wine Dinner Series celebrates the Wines of Spring.

Always a popular event, our wine dinners combine beautiful seasonal dishes paired thoughtfully with choice wines and presented by the knowledgeable and entertaining BZ from United Liquors.

Reservations are recommended.

Call Maria @ 978-283-7888