Monday, December 31, 2012
Tell us what business you would like to see open next year.
Reading and North Reading saw a lot of businesses close in 2012. What businesses would you like to see open in 2013? North Reading lost Sears Hardware, Lew's Mobil, A Change of Pace Consignment and more. Reading saw Hersey Jewelers, Mr. Glenn's Barber Shop and others close last year. Tell us, what businesses would you like to see open in 2013? Where should those businesses go? Let us know in the comments section below.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
A new consignment shop has opened along Route 28 near the Andover border in North Reading.
Second Chance Consignment Store owner Nancy Boyer enjoys going into each day wondering what's going to come through the door. Focused on clothing and various knick-knacks, Second Chance Consignment opened at 325 Main St. in North Reading at the end of November. "Each day is different...and I like that," said Boyer. "I like to give things a second chance." Boyer owned a consignment shop earlier in life but closed it roughly ten years ago to focus on her family. But she recently decided it was time to return to her passion. "I love the interaction with people; I like talking to people and getting to know people," said Boyer. Second Chance Consignment currently has a majority of women's clothing and accessories but will accept all types of …
Friday, December 14, 2012
What should go into the old Sears building?
The Sears on Main Street in North Reading closed this past summer. What do you think should replace it? According to the store's Spokesperson Kimberly Freely, the store closed because their lease was not renewed. What do you think should go into the large space? Another hardware store? A furniture store? A place like the Christmas Tree Shop? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!
Monday, December 10, 2012
We encourage business owners to claim listings in Patch Places to better promote their business and inform Reading-North Reading Patch readers.
Heav'nly Donuts. Meadow View Care & Rehabilitation Center. Axle Color Studio. Those are just three of the local businesses who claimed their listings on Reading-North Reading Patch recently. Will you be next to take advantage of all our Directory has to offer? Before Reading-North Reading Patch launched, editors and freelancers ventured to local businesses in order to collect information for our Directory. Now, Patch Directory is a spot where users can find descriptions, hours, accepted payment methods and more. All users can add events taking place at local spots, rate the business on a scale of one to five stars and add a review. But owners of local businesses get extra bonuses when they claim a listing. Owners or managers should …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The liquor license was passed unanimously at Monday's selectmen meeting.
Owners of Joe Fish in North Andover Jim Demetri and Jim Dietz went before the selectmen Monday night to have their liquor license approved for the new Joe Fish restaurant that will be located in the old Piccadilly Pub space. The liquor license was approved unanimously. Both Demetri and Dietz co-own Joe Fish and the Loft in North Andover and plan to open another Joe Fish on Main Street in North Reading. The restaurant will have 150 seats and 20 bar seats, according to Demetri. The duo plans to make several changes to the building. The interior was gutted and will be renovated. The building will be repainted and new signage installed. The restaurant has 95 dedicated parking spots and four handicapped spots. Town Administrator Greg Balukonis …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Axle Color Studio recently opened on Main Street.
Former Golden Globes regular Alex Williams took what she learned from being styled for the red carpet in Beverly Hills and brought it to North Reading when she opened her own salon on Main Street. Williams spent two years attending the Golden Globes to escort stars to be photographed by the Hollywood Foreign Press and interviewed on Extra and other entertainment shows. Williams had to look the part to do her job, and spent hours in hair and makeup before getting to work. Opening her salon, Axle Color Studio, fulfilled her dream of offering local customers the Beverly Hills salon experience without the travel or high price point. Her stylists have advanced knowledge of hair industry trends and styling techniques. According to Williams, …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The Board of Selectmen approved the liquor license for Ginger Gourmet Monday night.
Management from the Ginger Gourmet Restaurant attended the Board of Selectmen meeting Monday night, for the second time, to have their liquor license approved. The board voted unanimously to approve the license. The Asian restaurant, Ginger Gourmet, will be opening at 265 Main St. in lot #10. According to Manager Mark Zeng, the restaurant is going to be a first class, fine dining Asian restaurant with Chinese and Japanese food. Their liquor license was not approved at the first meeting they attended in August because they still need approval from several other boards and committees in town before the selectmen were able to issue the license. However, plans are coming along for the new restaurant as Building Inspector Jim DeCola approved …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The grand opening of Michelle O'Connor's indoor cycling studio, Fit Revolution!, is Sept. 15.
The grand opening of Michelle O'Connor's indoor cycling studio and boot camp training facility is Saturday, Sept. 15. Stop by Fit Revolution! on Concord Street from 4 to 7 p.m. for a tour of the new facility. According to O'Connor, Fit Revolution will be "one of North Reading’s greatest additions in the fitness industry." The studio will be located inside the Rams Athletic Complex and will feature top of the line equipment and experienced instructors. “We have built an amazing team of instructors and are excited to offer boot camp classes, indoor cycling, Tabata, TRX, Muscle Madness, group training, P90X and much more,” O’Connor said. You can choose a package or buy a “monthly unlimited option” to take as many classes as you can fit into …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Find out about the changes at the North Reading spa.
Heavenly Spa at Health Time Fitness has changed owners and is now Escape Day Spa. Tanya Lobuono is the new owner and has made several changes to the spa. After taking over earlier in the summer, Lobuono has incorporated an Ultrasonic Dermasound machine to the spa that offers medical facials. Dermasound facials help with fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness under the eyes and it extracts black heads and other impurities. The Dermasound facial takes about the same time as a regular European facial, but costs more. A European facial costs $70 and the Dermasound facial costs $150. However, if it is your first time you can get the special price of $100 to try it out. Once you try the Dermasound facial, you never want to go back to regular facials, …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The restaurant management requested a liquor license at the Board of Selectmen meeting Monday night.
There may be an Asian restaurant, Ginger Gourmet, opening at 265 Main St. The restaurant's management requested a liquor license at the Board of Selectmen meeting Monday night. The public hearing was opened, and will be continued on Sept. 17 at the board's next meeting. According to Manager Mark Zeng, the restaurant is going to be a first class, fine dining Asain restaurant with Chinese and Japanese food. The restaurant does have a lease signed for the space next to the old Sears location on Main Street, Zeng said. However, they still need approval from several other boards and committees in town including the Board of Health and Community Planning Commision before they are able to get their liquor license, according to Selectmen Chairman …