Grand Opening for Minglewood Harborside is Tonight! 7-10pm 4.25.2019 ~ Get there early for the ribbon cutting!

APR 25 Minglewood Harborside Grand Opening Party!

Join us for our Grand Opening Party on Thursday, April 25th

7 PM – 10 PM

Minglewood Harborside 25 Rogers St.

Gloucester, MA

Enjoy complimentary light bites from our new menu

Over The Bridge will be in the house, with Live Music starting at 8 PM

Don’t miss it!

**we’ll also have regular seating available if you’d like to come in for dinner**

check out their new website!


The celebration continues through the weekend


First Friday with Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket!

Friday, April 26th, 2019, 7:00pm

Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket has taken the New England music scene by storm since their debut in 2009. The full size ensemble has redefined the sound of classic funk, by slathering it with hip-hop, blending it with flavors of jazz, blues, rock, soul.

Hailing from Boston, Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket is led by the triple-threat of velvet-voiced front-woman Kobi, emcee Micah Casey (a.k.a. “Big Daddy Disco”), and guitar slinger/vocalist Ryan Green (a.k.a “Funk McNasty”). The ferocious and relentless groove of the bands all-original funk music is driven by the the thunderous rhythm section of drummer Dave Share, bassist Joe Cesarz, and percussionist Jim Schunemann. The groups hard-hitting pocket sound is rounded out by Keyboard extraordinaire Scotty King, and a horn section anchored by saxophonist Matt Oliphant, trombone player Rich Houghton, and trumpeter Bryan McCulloch.

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Saturday, April 27th, 2019, 9:00pm

First gig of the year, and we are stoked that it will be on the first Saturday night of the highly anticipated new Minglewood Harborside! Everybody in town is wanting to see the renovations they made, so we anticipate a FULL capacity show. Carpool, and get there EARLY! Stay safe, and let’s have a Fn ROCKING time.

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Congratulations to Deo and Paula Braga, and their son Dominick, for the grand opening of the Braga’s newest venture, the restaurant Italiano. Today’s joyful ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by Mayor Sefatia, Ken and Kerry from the Chamber, family, friends, and Barry Pett, who was representing Senator Bruce Tarr. Located at 64 Main Street, Italiano is serving lunch and dinner daily in an elegant yet child friendly atmosphere. The menu looks delicious and the staff are simply terrific. For information about hours and seating call 978-559-7638.

Snapshots from this morning’s ribbon cutting ceremony.

Mayor Sefatia sharing history about Gloucester’s Militello family photo, circa 1952

The Madfish Grille Grand Opening this Friday with “Groove Therapy” then Music for the rest of the weekend. Saturday “Mike O’Connell & Friends” and on Sunday “Soul Rebel Project”

The madfish grille

The Madfish would like to invite YOU to the first of our fresh and invigorating experiences, GRAND OPENING night! For our lively evening we are offering you LATE NIGHT BBQ and RAW BAR. In addition, we will have a SPECIAL VISIT from Ketel One. Groove Therapy will grooving you all night long in our new “Big Room”! So come join us, because here at The Madfish Grille …”WE HAVE MORE FUN!”  Saturday Mike O’Connell and Friends then on Sunday Soul Rebel Project

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The Mad Fish

77 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930




Cacciatore’s is opening its doors Friday, March 20th, at 11am. Located at 23 East Main Street, you can read more on their Facebook page here: Cacciatore’s.


Photos Courtesy Cacciatore’s Facebook Page

Don’t miss Cacciatore’s at A Taste of Cape Ann on March 18th at Cruiseport from 5:30 to 7:30. They will be serving their Lobster Potato Pancakes.

Anyone that drops by for a visit to the Cacciatore booth at A Taste of Cape Ann will receive a coupon to use on their first visit to Cacciatore’s!



Grand Opening of Mary Rose Vintage Designs on Main Street


Hi Joey-

I think people may be interested in learning about a beautiful and interesting new shop named Mary Rose Vintage Design,located at 269 Main Street in Gloucester.

My son Evan ( his pictures) and I completely enjoyed ourselves at the grand opening this past Sunday.

Just step through the front door and you will instantly feel just how lovely the owner, Jackie Colussi (pictured here) is by the warmth and heart she has put into the design of her shop.

You will find that she certainly has a talent for finding unique objects with distinctive character.

Do yourself a favor and check it out!


Janet(Rice)and Evan(Shay)

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Big Mike’s Bikes Grand Opening Sunday April 28th 10-4


We are having a grand opening at our new space on Sunday, April 28 from 10 AM-4 PM at our new location at 50 Maplewood Ave. We’ll have some free food, some giveaways, sales on great bike stuff, and some cool stuff for kids!

Also maybe if I’m lucky, I can get Jim Dowd to come over and yell about terrorists and/or bike thieves for awhile.



Big Mike’s Bikes

Gauthier Gallery Grand Opening

Last Sunday, I stopped by the Gauthier Gallery grand opening on Main Street.

I had visited (and posted about) the Gauthier Gallery before, so it was nice to see how things have been coming together.  Most of the artists involved were there:

There is a great selection of art there right now! Here are some sample shots:

It’s not just paintings; there are elaborately decorated boxes…

Painted wooden trunks…

… and colorful scarfs:

Elizabeth Gauthier has started a new activity at her gallery: painting parties!  From her website:

The-Painting-Party offers an upbeat evening of painting and socializing for both the artistic and the not so artistically inclined. You will be guided through step by step instructions by an accomplished art instructor. It’s fun and totally stress free.

And by the end of the night you will be amazed at the work of art that YOU created. You will go home with a painting that is uniquely yours – and perhaps a new found talent you’ll want to nurture!

She has a schedule on her website.

Fr. Matthew Green

G33K Grand Opening Week sales on until Sunday

If you have ever wanted to make a customized tee-shirt, now is the time!  During the G33K store (130 Main St.) grand opening week, printing a custom design only costs $10 (plus the cost of the shirt), with no cost for setting up the design. You can bring in your own graphic or work with Allen to have him come up with the design you need using stock images. He prints them onto the shirts right there in the store, as I illustrated in an earlier post.

Also, if you want to play some video games but can’t afford an X-Box, you can go to the gaming room and play with their machines, for just $3 an hour discount price during the Grand opening.

If you want a funny tee-shirt but don’t feel like making up your own, the store has quite a stock of shirts with funny images and slogans:

There are also graphic novels, including a series of adaptations of Orson Scott Card’s “Ender’s Game” novels (which I am just starting to read – the novels, that is; the graphic novels will probably come later…).


There are also skateboards and related paraphernalia:

(Note the awesome pickle-riding-fire-breathing-rainbow-jumping liger shirt on the left in the photo above! I now have one of those without the text advertisement – thanks, Allen!) They also sell gaming supplies and other related items.  Quite a variety, really!

Lastly, if he’s not busy, you can chat with the owner, Allen, who is a really nice guy!  We were discussing scifi and fantasy novels as I took these photos.

Fr. Matthew Green






G33K Grand Opening Tuesday-Sunday

The G33K store at 130 Main St. in Gloucester has been open for a little while, but now they are fully stocked!  They offer “geeky” and custom T-shirts, gaming materials, video games (which you can play right there in the back room), and now also graphic novels!

You can visit them on Facebook for more details.

Grand Opening of The Hive

Art Haven held the grand opening of it’s community center, The Hive, on Saturday, July 28th.  There was a good turn-out with a lot of local artists and familiar faces from Gloucester’s cultural community – plus, delicious food from Giuseppe’s!  They have done a great job preparing this space.

“Cape Ann Art Haven is a community space where artists of all ages and abilities are encouraged to develop creativity and confidence through hands on learning and collaboration.”

Here are some photos from the event.  For a slideshow, click on the mosaic below – or scroll down to see some highlights!

– Fr. Matthew Green

Save the date and come celebrate!

What better way is there to celebrate Art Haven’s four year anniversary than the GRAND OPENING of THE HIVE, their new adult and high school community center on Pleasant Street!?! So… Save the date – July 28th! Free event with food from Classic Cooks, dessert from Giuseppe’s and drinks from Pleasant Street Tea Company… It’s gonna be A LOT of fun. Come celebrate with us!

More info at Art Haven’s web site and the Facebook event page – hope you can make it!

The Cave, “Cheese Chocolate and Wine” – grand opening this week!

Remember The Cave,  “Purveyors of Cheese, Chocolate, and Wine”, soon to open at 44 Main Street in Gloucester, covered in this post last month?  They will be having their grand opening on the evening Thursday, June 21, from 5 to 7PM.

I met the proprietor, Laura Cramer at Bodin’s Historic Photo and Fine Art last week at the Dad’s Night Out event. I got a nice photo of Fred and Laura together – but I didn’t notice that I didn’t have a memory card in my camera…  So, you’ll just have to use your imagination.

She had brought along a platter of delicious cheese, crackers and olives:

Since people were a bit slow to come into the store, she took the platter outside to tempt passers-by:

(photo by Fred Bodin)

The cheese was really delicious, and Laura really knows her business; she explained the origin and characteristics of each cheese, which she had obviously chosen with care.  Check out the store’s grand opening this Thursday! And don’t miss those evening events at Bodin’s Historic Photo. You’re bound to find interesting people and good food, not to mention Fred’s fascinating photos, paintings by local artists, and more.

What’s Cooking Grand Opening Day Video With Brian Rice

At The Site of The Former Scroo Cookin’ What’s Cookin’ will be holding their grand Opening today at 11AM

Free cup of soup to the first 30 people and $2 Pulled Pork & Bolognese sliders!  We are also the sole distributor of Gloucester’s finest sausage – Trupiano’s!

You heard it here!

185 Washington Street, Thursday January 26th Get There Today and Say You Saw It On GMG!

What’s Cookin’? Grand Opening Tomorrow at 11 am

At The Site of The Former Scroo Cookin’ What’s Cookin’ will be holding their grand Opening tomorrow at 11AM

Free cup of soup to the first 30 people and $2 Pulled Pork & Bolognese sliders!  We are also the sole distributor of Gloucester’s finest sausage – Trupiano’s!

You heard it here!

185 Washington Street, Thursday January 26th, Be There!

Come To The Khan Studio GMG Gallery Official Grand Opening Thursday Night For Some Joey C Iced Tea Made With Bee-Strot Local Honey

Thursday Night June 2

Served in Mason Jars Made By Our Gallery Next Door Neighbor Wendy

Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery at 77 Rocky Neck Ave, G3


Click pic below for Google Map and Directions to Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery at 77 Rocky Neck Ave, G3 –


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Pop Gallery Gives Thanks For Successful Grand Opening

Joey – We wanted to thank everyone for coming out to the Grand Opening of Pop Gallery on Saturday. So many people came in to wish us luck, we felt very welcomed into the ‘hood. It was a great time and people really took our pink theme to heart and showed their own personal pinkness.
Peg, Linda, Joyce, Sonja & Betsy


Pop Gallery To Celebrate Grand Opening Party Sept 18th With Pop Pink Theme


Come help us celebrate the opening of Pop Gallery.

Gloucester’s newest art, design, jewelry, clothing and homewares destination.

An evening of cocktails and apps in conjunction with the Dog Bar next door.

We’re a co-op gallery featuring MA artists:

Linda Cordner, Betsy Frost, Sonja Grondstra, Joyce Roessler and Peggy Russell. 

Along with work by a host of other talented craftspeople.

Saturday, Sept. 18


Theme is Pop Pink, dress appropriately.
67 Main St., Gloucester, MA


Pop Gallery

67 Main Street

Gloucester, MA 01930