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

Reno in progress- 382 Main Street getting some love #GloucesterMA

382 Main Street (formerly Gloucester Nails; Domino’s still). Do you remember what was here before its last reno?

2016

unfortunate roofline afforded some hint to an impressive granite outcropping…

Nov 2020

but wowza when it’s a single story! Curious to see the new streetscape

Captain Vito’s Fresh Seafood: New Business on Washington Street downtown #GloucesterMA

A new business has opened downtown during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Captain Vito’s Fresh Seafood opened on 53 Washington Street in Gloucester, Massachusetts, utterly transforming the space formerly held by wonderful Giovanni’s barbershop (and tailor shop at the back). Sclafani’s Italian bakery is located next door.

Seafood to go website here: https://www.captainvitosfreshseafood.com/

 

prepared meals and daily specials

 

Order to go menu (978) 491-0222

menu

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!

Trilogic Systems moving to 37 Main Street | 20, 147 (Citizen’s Bank) & 154 Main Street (Santander) available to buy or lease and Fisherman’s Outfitter new space now open #GloucesterMA

Trilogic Systems* is moving from 126 Main Street (next to Main Street Art & Antiques) to the ground floor space at 37 Main Street on the west end, next to Jon Sarkin Fish City Studios into the space last occupied by Rose & Dove Gift Shop.

*”Embedded computing products and services for the military, industrial control and communications markets”

Fisherman’s Outfitter new space OPEN

18 Washington Street

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Building for sale and/or ground floor retail spaces available on Main Street include:

  • 20 Main Street free standing shop available to rent ($3,995/month)
  • 147 Main Street retail building is for sale 5,378 SF $1,590,000 at a 5% Cap Rate with a tenant locked in. Citizen’s Bank renewed its lease.
  • 154 Main Street 12,000 ft’ commercial office space available to lease soon. Santander is there now. The space will be available June 2020.
  • 177 Main Street (CVS) is not listed yet – readers wondered its status with the announcement of a new branch coming to Gloucester Crossing
  • on the east end Main Street- 242 and across the street 263 and 271

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151 Main Street not listed

Shop with a view

We snapped a wiper scraping snow off our car windshield. I headed downtown to Consumer Auto Parts, Whistle Stop Way, Gloucester, Mass. for replacements. They were happy to re-attach them if I ran into trouble which was nice to hear. I especially enjoyed the view of St. Ann’s framed through the window at nearly the approximate orientation of vistas depicted in Gloucester works by artist, Edward Hopper.

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interior view – Stocked and stacked and helpful

Just a shave away | The Black Bear Barber Shop opts for a different Main Street location

East End Main Street, Gloucester, Massachusetts, street-level retail news

Before building out a new space at 261 Main Street, next door to Alexandra’s Bread, The Black Bear Barber Shop will set up instead across the street at 260 Main Street. The business will be the first commercial tenant in the new 260 Main Street multi use building. (Cape Ann Animal Aid was the last tenant in the razed building.) There was a chance to customize plumbing for a ground floor retail space and it might mean more customer parking.

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Settling into 260 Main Street rather than 261 means that 261 Main Street (Eastern Point Lit House was last there and seasonally PRESENT) is available to rent.

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The Black Bear Barber Shop coming to 260 Main Street

137 Main Street Gloucester rented again plus other retail rental opportunities

Want to open a street level store on Main Street in Gloucester or buy a building? There are several available ground floor listings. What do you imagine filling these spaces?

A new Nail Salon is opening at 137 Main Street (formerly Koo De Kir and Toodeloos– before Toodeloos! moved across the street) so that space is out.

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These open spaces:

242 Main Street – (former A Paine in Al’s Glass space after he moved from Maplewood)

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232 Main Street – Animal Krackers space will be available one day as building is for sale

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6 Elm Street (former Common Crow space) at corner of Main

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180 A Main Street A (former Magic Scarf space) William C. Rochford building (Action Inc) Magicscarf 19 Pond Road was having a sale.

180 Main Street A William C Rochford building action

 

123 Main Street – (Kids Unlimited space closing)

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8 Pleasant Street at corner of Main (former J Barrett & Co realtor space relocated to Main Street)

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206 Main Street – (not available! former Cameron’s building was sold and will be redeveloped)

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Store Fronts – Seasonal, Weekly and Even Pure Fantasy

So many storefront windows and so many messages! Here are a few designed for the season, a celebration and pure fantasy.