Dynamic duo – Follow your own path

Unbeatable pairing on the West End of Main Street Gloucester, MA.:

Richard Leonard’s Bananas, 78 Main Street, iconic vintage clothing store many decades in business.

Sargent House Museum, Main Street next to Bananas (entrance at 49 Middle Street), historic house and writing studio (desk) of Judith Sargent Murray, Gloucester native, born in 1751, author & playwright, equality advocate. John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), great American painter, her great grand nephew, contributed to preserving this architectural gem.

Merry Storefronts Winter windows: holiday Christmas displays Main Street #GloucesterMA 2020

Selection of Gloucester’s downtown storefronts in morning light and seasonal swag December 2020. 

Did you discover a great find on Ladies Night (all day) last week? 

Establishments include some of the bakeries, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, salons, service, & new shops Main Street, Center and Pleasant:

Banana’s 78 Main St (978)283-8806 (Lady Tannenbaum in the window)

The Brass Monkey 85 Main St (978) 879-4761

Caffe Sicilia 40 Main St (978)283-7345

Cape Ann Olive Oil 57 Main St (978)281-1061

Cape Ann Savings Bank 109 Main St

Charles Fine Art 196 Main St (978) 559-7762

Dogtown Books 132 Main St (978) 281-5599

Emerson’s Barber Shop 6 Center St. (978) 290-3477

Engel & Volkers 120 Main Street

Fireflies Boutique 100 Main St (978)283-1379

Franklin 118 Main St (978)283-7888

Jalapeno’s 86 Main St (978) 283-8228

Jane Deering Gallery 19 Pleasant St 

Local Colors Artists’ Cooperative Gallery 121 Main St (978) 283-3996

Main Street Arts & Antiques 124 Main St (978) 281-1531

Mark Adrian Shoe 103 Main St (978) 283-4343

Nelson’s 248 Main St (978) 283-5675

Oliver’s Harbor Restaurant and Bar 64 Main St (978) 559-7638

Pop Gallery 67 Main St (617)458-9345

Salon One 267 Main St (978) 479-9185 

Sample This 116 Main St (978) 865-3873

Sargent House Museum

Shop Loro Boutique (Center Street)

Super Cute Boutique 242 main St (978) 360-2499

TAJ/breakwater Roasters/Backyard Growers 3 Duncan St

Toodeloos! Toy store 142 Main St (978)281-2011

Matthew Swift Gallery 189 Main St (978) 491-7785

Blue River Diamonds 189 Main St

Village Silversmith 138 Main St (978) 283-8811

Virgilio’s Italian Bakery (978) 283-5295

BANANAS, ROCK!!!!! Breaking News Update!

Drats! I’ve Been Out smarted again.

The clues I gave must’ve been too easy.

I think it was the Banana Splits TV Show Theme Song that Gave it away.

Here’s The  photo of Kerry, and Her Mom, Karen McNally After Winning the “Bazaar Art Rock Contest”.

They are the Winners of a ROCK! An “ART, ROCKS!” Rock.

They Figured out all the clues and Found their way to the Vintage Clothing Store “Bananas” to claim their Prize.

Here’s the Emails I received from Kerry and Her Mom Karen;

Hi Mr. Frontiero,

I would like to let you know that I found your awesome rock at Bananas!
My mom and I are very excited!!!!

I love painting, and I have been collecting art work from different states. I would love to add your rock to my art collection.
We walked around main street, this afternoon, telling your story of the painted rocks.

My mom had fun solving the riddle, and I couldn’t believe that I actually found one of your amazing rocks!

Thank you!

-Kerry McNally

From Karen; (Kerry’s Mom)

Your artwork, and how it was discovered, has been Kerry’s main topic of discussion with friends and family since Saturday.
The excitement of it’s find has not diminished, and I don’t think that it ever will!

Kerry says “Thank you for the great adventure”.

Thanks!
-Karen

I’m Humbled. Well Honored is probably a better word. 🙂

For my Rock to Be included in Kerrys Art Collection.

Thanks so much Kerry for the Inspiration!

 Big Thanks go to my Friends at BANANAS for hosting the contest.

Thank you Richard and Debbie!

 Can anyone name all 4 members of the Banana Splits?

 

Banana Glam O Rama Pics From David Cox

Slide Show with over 300 pictures tonight at 8PM

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Don’t you just love how everyone dressed up for the occasion?

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Maggie and Steve

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Bananas Winner of The GMG/CABI St Paddy Day Window Decorating Contest

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Bananas Wigs

Back when I was young and relevant and in my late twenties my friends had great costume parties for Halloween at the Lennox Hotel.  I would always lament having to wear a costume and put off getting one til the last minute.

Sure enough though I could always swing by Bananas and find a funky old leisure suit or some get up to wear.

Bananas Wigs, originally uploaded by captjoe06.