Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Snow was plowed from in front of the South Hamilton post office onto the Railroad Avenue sidewalk after the weekend blizzard.
Snow that was pushed from in front of the South Hamilton post office and piled several feet high on the Railroad Avenue sidewalk will be removed on Wednesday, a post office spokeswoman said. Bay Road resident Bob Gray contacted town officials and Hamilton-Wenham Patch on Tuesday with photos showing a snowbank blocking the Railroad Avenue sidewalk with snow that was pushed from in front of the post office. "Apparently the contractor we used to plow plowed it there but it will be removed tomorrow," U.S. Postal Service spokeswoman Christine Dugas said on Tuesday afternoon. "I appreciate the customer bringing it to our attention." It's not the first time Gray has raised concern about snow piled up on the downtown sidewalks. Two years ago, …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Downtown Hamilton streetscape improvement work is underway with the planting of 15 new trees.
The downtown streetscape work appoved at Hamilton Town Meeting in May is underway this week. By Friday, 15 trees will be planted along the sidewalk on Railroad Avenue. Workers this week have cut open holes in the cement sidewalk where the trees will go. Voters at Town Meeting approved $23,000 for downtown improvements - that included $15,000 to plant trees along Railroad Avenue. John Tomsaz, director of the Hamilton Department of Public Works, said the trees will all be in by Friday. The work also includes replacing the flower boxes in the median along Bay Road. Some landscaping has been done along Bay and Walnut roads, whoch is part of the project, Tomasz said.
Monday, November 14, 2011
The empty retail space along Railroad Avenue in Hamilton will be home to a new retail flower and gift shop next month.
A flower and gift shop plans to open up in one of the only vacant retail spaces in downtown Hamilton. The Singing Flower plans to open on Dec. 8 for the Christmas in the Village Marketplace event, according to owner Meggin Hunt. “We do flower arrangements, plants and gifts,” she said. In addition to flower arrangements for weddings and other special events, the store on Railroad Avenue will sell vintage-looking and retro home accessories, desert plates, stationery and picture frames, for example. For Christmas, for example, Hunt said The Singing Flower would sell wreaths and ornaments. Hunt has been running the business out of a studio in her Manchester-by-the-Sea home for the past two years, she said. The 1,400 square foot space had most …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
An unscientific poll conducted on Hamilton-Wenham Patch's Facebook page showed that a bakery is the top pick to fill an empty retail space in downtown Hamilton.
Downtown Hamilton could use a bakery, according to the results of an unscientific poll conducted this week on Hamilton-Wenham Patch’s Facebook page. There were 72 votes in the poll and 40 percent said the empty space left vacant when Giggles closed in April should be filled with a bakery. Other top vote-getters included old-fashion candy/ice cream shop (15 votes), art gallery (9 votes) and bookstore (3 votes). Two specific brands grabbed three votes each - Starbucks and Jamba Juice. Starbucks is the world’s largest chain of coffee shops with 10 locations on the North Shore, including on in North Beverly. Jamba Juice is a California-based chain that serves fruit smoothies. It’s only Massachusetts locations are on the campuses of Boston …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Place your vote in Hamilton-Wenham Patch's Facebook poll and let everyone know which business is most needed in downtown.
There’s a prime retail space open on Railroad Avenue in Hamilton, left when Giggles closed in April. Many people have an opinion about what downtown Hamilton needs most. Let your voice be heard. Go over to Hamilton-Wenham Patch’s Facebook page and vote on what type of business you think is most needed in downtown Hamilton. There's been several new businesses added to downtown in recent weeks, including Get In Shape for Women, Hayfields and Jolie Tea Co. - to name a few. But there's still opportunities and the poll has several choices – including art gallery, bakery and old fashion candy/ice cream shop - and you can add your own too. We’ll post the results here on Hamilton-Wenham Patch later this week. The poll was posted on Tuesday and new…