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The Latest North Shore Business Openings

Here's this month's round-up of North Shore business news from area Patch sites.

The Latest North Shore Business Openings

Have you noticed a new store while driving around the North Shore recently?

Patch loves small business and we try to cover every new opening.

Here is this month's round-up of recent business openings and happenings that have been published on North Shore Patch sites.


Boston Hair Reopens Under New Ownership

Boston Hair Salon, located at 191 Pleasant St., was recently purchased and renovated by new owner and lifelong Marblehead resident, Lisa Buswell.

Buswell said the entire salon was updated to give it an "open, warm feeling."
Bliss Salon Adds New EntranceIf you haven't noticed, Bliss Salon recently added a new first-floor entrance that owner Richard Cutting said is aimed at increasing the overall visibility of the Village Plaza salon.

New Building Coming to Atlantic Avenue

The former home of the Fruit of the Four Seasons on Atlantic Avenue is expected to be torn down by the end of the year to make way for a new one-story, 2,000-square-foot commercial space.

Bliss Salon Adds New Entrance

If you haven't noticed, Bliss Salon recently added a new first-floor entrance that owner Richard Cutting said is aimed at increasing the overall visibility of the Village Plaza salon.

Selectmen Review BYOB Regulations

In response to a recent request from Casa Corona Restaurant for permission to allow their patrons the option of bringing along their own alcohol beverages, the Board of Selectmen reviewed the local rules pertaining to BYOB at their meeting Wednesday night.


Swampscott Couple's Home Decor Company Opens Online

The Swampscott couple have an eye and passion for home decor.

So much so that they just launched an online business, Banarsi Designs.

Harvest at the Farmers Market

Sunday was the next-to-last time the Farmer's Market will be open in this its inaugural season.The last market of the season is Sunday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Swampscott High.

All About Dance Unveils New Space And New Store

One hundred students, parents and friends explored the bright new mirrored space that is All About Dance recently at its grand reopening.

Hardwood floors shined. Mirrored studios gleamed. Pink and black walls and trim popped, as did fresh flowers, tiaras and tutus.

Changing Face of Spa Industry at Essential Friends

Essential Friends Spa welcomes two nurses and new services this fall. Linda Wagner RN and Elyse Tufts RN, BSN join the Spa to offer injectables such as Botox and Juvederm along with new IPL machine services.


Peapod Launches Virtual Grocery Store at Beverly Farms Train Station

A virtual grocery store is coming to Beverly Farms.

Peapod.com, the nation’s leading Internet grocer, announced the launch of more than 100 virtual grocery stores at commuter rail stations in Boston, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Chicago.

The first of its kind in the U.S., the virtual store technology features billboards of larger-than-life grocery aisles on the train platforms.

Cummings Center Hotel Plans Suspended [POLL]

Cummings Center officials have announced they will be suspending the plan to build a six-story hotel on the property, the Salem News reported.

The lack of a hotel industry partner, as well as a recent unfavorable market study that suggested there was not enough demand for the hotel right now, were the reasons cited for the suspension, an email sent to clients this week stated. While the possibility of a hotel hasn't been ruled out indefinitely, for the time being the project will be suspended until 2013.

Bizulu Opens Doors in Beverly

Beverly Mayor Bill Scanlon helped two Beverly natives, Patrick Gillis, founder, and Bizulu CEO Brendan Smith, officially cut the ribbon at Bizulu’s headquarters.


Wynott's Wands Ready for Halloween in Salem

Everything about Wynott's Wands is straight out of a Harry Potter novel.

From the store's cashier, decked out from head to toe like Albus Dumbledore, to the rows of magic wands at the ready, exact replicas of those found for sale in the book series' famed Diagon Alley.

'Avalanche' Comes to Front Street

Avalanche will officially join the Front Street business scene today at 2 p.m. at a ribbon-cutting with Mayor Kim Driscoll.

The business specializes in outerwear and activewear including fleece, according to the business Facebook page, and has a corporate office on Congress Street.

Witch City Consignment and Thrift Helping Animal Shelter

Here's a creative way a local business is helping out our local animal shelter.


East Coast Alpine Sports Promotes An Active Lifestyle Combined With Family Fun

The award winning bike, ski and snowboard specialty shop will be featured at the annual Boston.com Ski and Snowboard Expo in Boston for the thrid consecutive year in November.

Nicastro's Drives Over The Bridge Into Danvers Square

By embracing burgeoning technology and the advantages of social media, Nicasto's Driving School of Gloucester is set to propel their business into the 21st century, and they are taking Danvers along for the ride.

News Store to Close After 38 Years

For nearly four decades, you could count on Danvers News Store in Danvers Square as a place to buy a newspaper, magazine or lottery ticket.


What Do You Get The Person Who Has Everything? An Action Figure Of Course

One of the area's longtime business owners has come up with a fun and unique new gift idea with some help from an increasingly emerging new technology.

Many in Wakefield know Bob Sardella as the owner of Sardella Sign and Graphics at 68 North Ave., which marks its 40th anniversary on Friday with an open house. However, those who pay a visit to Sardella's sign company, which he founded in 1971 soon after his graduation from Wakefield High School, will see that Tribute Action Figures has taken an increasingly prominent role in the business space.

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