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How Many North Reading Businesses Have Opened Since 2011?

Here is a list of businesses that have opened in town, moved to town or got a new business certificate in the last year.

Welcome to You Asked... Patch Answers where we answer readers questions. We recently received a question about the amount of businesses that have opened in North Reading over the last year. Here's your answer.

How many businesses in town have opened over the last year, moved to town or got a new business certificate? With the help of the Town Clerk's office, we put a together a list. Let us know in the comments section below if we left any out.

Business Address 24 C Main St. 203 Main St. E-Z Test Pool Supplies, Inc. 120 Main St. 4 Lowell Rd. 68 Winter St. Spada Construction and Handyman Services 16 Cedar St. Roberts Volvo Lab 84R Main St. Karmonic 238 North St. Quality Heat & Air Systems 3 Bow St. Celebration Kingdom 87 Concord St. House to Home, Inc. 170 Haverhill St. Banana Boat 327 Main St. Ten and Under 90 Main St. Shohola Kitchens 60 Concord St. From Concept to Design to Reality 17 Bliss Rd. Comcast Broadband Security, LLC 55 Concord St. Mancini Insurance 348 Park St. #201 BC Construction Co.. Inc.  3 Washington St. Eileen McCarter 286 Park St. #4 Philip H. O'Brien, III 147 Main St. Spada Home Improvement 16 Cedar St. 7 Bow St. R.L. Rogers Co 16 Southwick Rd. Spartan Team Apparel 157C Main St. Carmen Johnson Muscular Therapy 246 Main St. #4 Scoops & Sprinkles 327 Main St. Walker McMahan Counseling Services 133 Main St. #204 157 D Main St. Cool Dude IT Services 10 Duane Dr. Route 28 Gold and Silver, LLC 217 Main St. Sondarya Health N Spa 315 Main St. Karen Ciccarelli 315 Main St. Sign Here Design 146 Park St. Apex Kart Sports 146 Park St. Lew's  146 Park St. TA Sullivan Agency 246 Main St. Green Scenes 7 Bow St. #1 S & S Lumber 110 Main St. 85 Main St. Nourish Your Furniture 246 Main St. #4 Heidi's Appetite 211 Main St. Pinnacle Carpentry & Contracting 3 Essex St. Greg's Construction 60 Concord St. Rams Athletic Co., Inc. 23 Concord St. Biznuity 10 Flash Rd. Mike's Famous Pizza and Roast Beef 6 Washington St. Rays in a Barn 85 Park St. Joseph's Barber Shop 4 Lowell Rd. #4 Kiva Systems 300 Riverpark Dr. On Call Towing Services, LLC 66 Winter St. Skin Sense 286 Park St. #4 213 Main St. Bay State Connections 5 Pluff Ave. Morning Glory Designs 69 Park St. In Town Shops.com 133 Main St. #10 MetroPCS 133 Main St. #10 Cindy Nail Spa 133 Main St. Nuances 68 Marblehead St.

Find out how many businesses have closed in another article.

JIM April 13, 2012 at 01:05 PM
Is thi something that can be done without a townwide vote?
Eileen M. April 13, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Joe, is that what it would cost each homeowner if the entire town went to sewer or just Main Street?
peter lucci April 13, 2012 at 06:23 PM
$3000 average is inaccurate info, much less than that, but still crazy high and going up another 11% next fiscal year.
E April 13, 2012 at 08:02 PM
Jim, We moved here because we found a wonderful house in a quiet neighborhood with nice neighbors. My comments are based on general observations of town operations during the past 5 years and comparisons with other local communities. I must admit, I would be irritated if a sewer plant was built close to my home, but sometimes individual homeowners must sacrifice for the greater good. I would sell and move. You must remember when Rt 93 was built displacing homes and businesses. The 93 project is partially responsible for our current problems on Main street. Our main street became irrelevant until the influx of new housing development during the past 15 years. Folks like Pat Lee have figured out how to make lots of money despite the challenges. We probably spend over $5000 a year at the horseshoe ($100 x 52 weeks). I doubt we would have spent $10 at the “Old Shoe”. Bottom line…our town needs more tax revenue in lieu of ultimately laying off municipal workers. Any solutions? E
Joe Veno April 13, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Peter if that figure is inacurate tell me what it is. That is the figure I was given when I asked.
Joe Veno April 13, 2012 at 10:22 PM
Eileen, That is what Iwas told the average water & sewer bill is for a residence in Reading.
Joe Veno April 13, 2012 at 10:41 PM
E, You said, I must admit, I would be irritated if a sewer plant was built close to my home, but sometimes individual homeowners must sacrifice for the greater good. I would sell and move.. I disagree 100%. No one should have to sell their home for the greater good of anybody. Who would buy your home if you lived next to a sewer treatment plant.? Please think about what you are saying.
Joe Veno April 14, 2012 at 12:09 AM
E, FYI put in a well if you like but if the town goes to MWRA when the sewer line goes by your property you pay an assesment weather you are hooked up or not..
Mr White April 14, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Water/Sewer cost me $3200 last year for 3.5 adults, 3 kids, 3.5 baths, a pool and a sprinkler system. I would think we are well above your average user so based on that the town-wide average must be a bit lower than $3000. Huge mistake going MWRA. Just one of many for this and past administrations. Hopefully, with the new blood, things will start to improve for everyone in town and not just a select few.
peter lucci April 14, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Not sure the changing one Selectperson is going to make a huge difference in the way Reading is run. With the exception of just a couple of issues, the previous BoS voted 5-0. The tax classification vote was one of the those votes that was split, which led to the two candidates to throw their hats in the ring...so we all know where that votes going next time around...3-2 no split tax.
Mr White April 14, 2012 at 09:13 PM
Given the term structure, unless someone retires or dies, can can only come incrementally. The fact that Ms. Anthony got shut out of any elected position and new blood was installed in the BOS, BoAssessors and Municipal Light speaks volumes. Next year, 2013, it's Schubert & Goldy who'll have targets on their backs. In 2014 it'll be Bonazoli & Tafoya's turn. These knuckleheads have been running the show way too long, too much has gone WRONG on their watch and they need to be removed. Two Words - TERM LIMITS!
Charles Towne April 15, 2012 at 12:20 AM
3K!, I don't think so unless a lot of residents are wasting water. I paid $1004 in 2011, for 3 F/T (2 adults + 1 teen at home) and 1 P/T (college). No pool and I let the grass go brown in the summer.
peter lucci April 15, 2012 at 05:23 PM
Joe I have no doubt that you received this inaccurate info from someone at Town Hall when you asked. I just know based on my own water bills and those of several other residents who I've talked with, that $3000 is far too high for the average homeowner. I'm thinking that Charles Towne's experience is closer to the norm
Joe Veno April 16, 2012 at 01:28 AM
Peter, Why would you say, You have no doubt I got my information from someone at Towm Hall.? I never said where I got my information from.
Joe Veno April 16, 2012 at 01:29 AM
Peter, Just for the record you are wrong.
E April 16, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Joe, You are missing my point. I would gladly pay an assessment if a modern sewer system were installed on Main St. Since I am not a selectman....I take a longer term view of what I feel NR needs. We need long term tax revenue growth that is not solely heaped on the backs of homeowners and the crapshoot of increasing residential property values. Do you have a solution for NR's projected flat revenue stream? As far as the "greater good" is concerned, how many homes in greater Boston were sacrificed when RT 93 was built? How many were purchased by eminent domaine when the town assembled the Eisenhaure pond open space? Everyone has their price. E
peter lucci April 16, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Joe, sorry that I assumed that you received your info from Town Hall. Are you willing to identify your source? Or are you just going to continue along with your usual berating ways? Just for the record Joe, you are wrong again. To prove it, I will contact Town Hall tomorrow when they re-open after the holiday and get you the facts not the trumped up number that you threw out there.
Ashley Troutman April 16, 2012 at 02:58 PM
As a reminder, please be civil to everyone when commenting on the site. Thank you.
Joe Veno April 16, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Peter no need to get nasty. I did not get nasty with you. But i suuppose when you hide behind a first name it is easier to get nasty because no one knows who you are. .
Joe Veno April 16, 2012 at 04:33 PM
E, I want to be sure you realize i was opposed to the land takings at Eisenhaure pond. Also you are right everyone has their price. Do you also reaslize the town was sued over some of the land takings and it cost us at least a milluion more dollars?
E April 16, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Joe, When I refer to selectmen....It is not a reflection on your record. Sorry if I offended you. I do know that the town was sued. As long as there are lawyers...there will be lawsuits. Any suggestions to increase NR town revenues? E
Joe Veno April 16, 2012 at 05:46 PM
E, I did not get offended.
Joe Veno April 16, 2012 at 05:47 PM
E. In this economy it is very hard to increase revenues.
peter lucci April 16, 2012 at 06:19 PM
No nastier than yourself Joe. So are you going to let us all know where you obtained that $3000 average water/sewer bill per household? Funny that you are the only one on this thread who uses his/her full name...what a guy!!
Joe Veno April 16, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Peter you are correct. I am the only one who uses his full name on this thread. I guess that shows I do not mind people knowing who I am unlike you. On your question who gave me my information. I will be like you his name is John. Sorry it seems you only like to go by first names so take it from there.
Karl Weld April 16, 2012 at 07:57 PM
Reading's water consumption is down, hence the 11% rate increase. By conserving water and consuming less, our water bills are lower than the previous year. Therefor revenue is down against the fixed costs from MWRA. I moved to Reading just before the switch to MWRA. I was pleasantly surprised by the $100/quarter water bill. After the switch it jumped to $300/quarter. Yikes!
peter lucci April 17, 2012 at 01:33 AM
What a relief, great to finally find out who is supplying you with this inaccurate info, thank you John. I'll be sure to get you the facts once Town Hall opens tomorrow. BTW, is that the same John who gave you all of those bear claws back in the day? Very reliable source for sure.
E April 18, 2012 at 07:15 PM
Home owners that water their lawns get boned in NR due to progressive water rates. If you like a green lawn...drill a well. Our bill was $1200 in 2011 by watching the meter. The former owner paid over $5000 per year because they watered 24/7. I kid you not!!
HM April 19, 2012 at 04:22 PM
I live in Reading and pay about $900 a year. Family of 5, no pool, no sprinkler system.
Laura Kernan April 19, 2012 at 08:47 PM
How about his kind of vision for NR? http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/kbenfield/data_summaries_show_walkable_c.html

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