VIDEO: Shopping Changes in Hamilton
As the Shoppes at Hamilton Crossing goes through changes with new stores and services, we asked people about where they shop.
The 39,000 square foot retail plaza, the main shopping center in Hamilton, has seen shops come and go.
In the past year, Helene M, Scribe and Viola Lovely have closed or relocated from the plaza. Viola Lovely moved to Main Street in Wenham while Scribe closed its Hamilton store, but still has a location in Marblehead. Helene M closed its Hamilton location, but has locations in Newburyport, Portsmouth, N.H. and Portland, Maine.
There is currently one vacancy of the 14 retail footprints.
It was about five years ago when Lisco Development renovated the shopping plaza, which was built in 1957, according to property manager Linda Mieggs.
Mieggs said the property owner is close to signing a lease with a new tenant for the unoccupied space.
The new businesses in the plaza feature a women's clothing boutique, French Lessons, which relocated from Bay Road next to the Black Cow; a day spa, Taylor Danielle, which also relocated from Bay Road, and a gym, Get in Shape for Women.
"We try to serve the community's needs," Mieggs said. "It's the area in town where people tend to congregate."
Hamilton-Wenham Patch asked some locals who were shopping at the plaza where they shop.
Watch our video to hear thoughts from Lisa Briggs of Essex, who was mailing letters with her daughter; Alan Vance of Hamilton, who was shopping at Crosby's; store manager Joanne Donnelly at French Lessons; and Hamilton resident Kevin Baird.