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Downtown fill in the blank: 38 Washington…and an update!

Thursday, July 1st, 2010 by

A couple months ago, I told you about a really cute storefront available at 15 Washington St. Well, this evening I was taking a stroll downtown and noticed signs of a new business taking shape!

At first I was really excited. (There may have even been a little jumping up and down- I will neither confirm nor deny.) But, then I noticed there was something peculiar about the paper in the windows.

A sandwich wrappered 15 Washington St.

I ran across the street to get a good look up close and sure enough…

Fresh and fit, maybe. But not quite what I was hoping for.

Um, wasn’t anyone listening to me when I said, and I quote myself here:

So, I’m thinking maybe another food-centric business at this location isn’t such a hot idea.

Or how about when I suggested:

…a cool vintage clothing store like Modern Millie in Salem and Newburyport. Or maybe some sort of home decor/gadget shop where I could run to and grab a nice gift in a pinch. Wine shop? Yarn store? Another coffee shop? Art house movie theatre? (not sure how big that second room is) Why, the possibilities are endless!

I have to admit, I’m kinda happy to see a fast food place I actually like popping up a little bit closer to home. But, I’d still have preferred to see an actual shopping district develop on the main drag. And, now I worry what impact this development might have on local sandwich shop, Heather’s. I’m just saying, it better not get in between me and my macaroni salad, or there will be hell to pay.

Okay, so let’s try this again…

No whammies no whammies...

Now available for lease is 38 Washington St. It comes complete with gorgeous flower boxes, a brick wall for extra interior pizazz, and plenty of space to open something that is NOT A RESTAURANT OR HAIR SALON PLEASE.

Annnnnnnnnnnd GO!

14 Responses to “Downtown fill in the blank: 38 Washington…and an update!”

  1. Breaux says:

    obviously the fine folks at Subway aren’t reading this blog!

  2. Well, they should be, dagnabbit!

  3. rick says:

    No permits or licenses have yet to be pulled for this location, so not sure if it really is a subway, or someone picked up subway wrapping paper at Building 19

  4. This is why I love having you around, Rick! I’m going to keep my fingers crossed…and head over to Building 19 and see if I can get me some of that sweet wrapping. Ha ha.

  5. Sara says:

    i drove thru town yesterday… Did the enchanting bake shop close? What the ?????? It was ENCHANTING!!!!! How dare it not do good!

  6. Sara- I took some photos there as well. Will probably post them today with the scoop, which Rick helped me out with. 😉

  7. Sara says:

    I was so sad to see it closed. ;(

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  9. Melissa says:

    Would love to see a yarn/craft shop at 38 Washington St., but not sure what the demand would be for something like that around here….

  10. Sara says:

    Hmmmm, yarn shop???? i kinda wished one opened( way back when..) in the storefront (which is now an accountant) across from Wendy’s in Bradford……. But 38 Washington would be lovely too!

  11. So, if it’s not already obvious, I spend a lot of my free time daydreaming…and I was thinking since not everyone like yarn maybe it could be a part yarn part book store, with a coffee bar. I would call it “Fine Yarns and Tall Tales.”

    Also, I am a nerd.

  12. Sara says:

    But aren’t there a few coffee shops about already?
    Hmm. Maybe you need to knit…and there are plenty of books on the subject!

  13. Haverhill still needs a coffee shop for coffee snobs. I mean, maybe you could consider Wicked Big that, but I wouldn’t know because that’s another place that is never open when I’m around! The one Saturday I had free to go it was closed. Wicked Big Disappointment!

  14. Melissa says:

    “Fine Yarns and Tall Tales”. Brilliant!