Saturday, May 18, 2013
A portion of Route 1A was closed on Friday evening after a serious crash involving a car and motorcycle.
Two motorcycle riders were injured - one seriously - after a crash on Bay Road on Friday evening. The man who was driving the motorcycle was taken away from the crash in an Lyons Ambulance, where he was taken away in a Boston MedFlight helicopter from Beverly Hospital. The female on the back of the motorcycle was less seriously injured and was taken by ambulance to Beverly Hospital. The driver of the black Audi convertible involved in the crash, a female, was not injured, said Hamilton Police Sgt. Stephen Trepanier, who is investigating the crash. It happened at about 5:30 p.m. at a corner in the road near the intersection with Moulton Street. The motorcycle was headed south and the Audi was driving north at the time of the crash. Skid …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Some homes will lose water service on Thursday and there may be some traffic delays on Bay Road to repair a broken water line.
Emergency water line repairs will happen on Thursday along Bay Road in Hamilton. The Hamilton Water Department said on Wednesday afternoon that workers will be undertaking emergency repair along Bay Road (Route 1A) on Thursday, May 9 to repair a water main break. Work will start at 7 a.m. Residents on Manor Hill and Northedge roads and those from 1031 Bay Road to the to the Ipswich town line on both sides of the road will not have any water service from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Thursday. The work may also cause “short delays” for drivers but the road will remain open, the Water Department said. “Should you experience discolored water, please turn on your outside spigots or run your cold water until the lines run clear,” the water department …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The Gym Downtown closed around Christmas last year and the space has been empty since then.
The space that was most recently home to The Gym Downtown is empty. It was located on the rear of the building at 161 Bay Road, in downtown Hamilton along Bay Road between Walnut Road and the public safety building. The building also houses Cranberry Fiber Arts. Before it was The Gym Downtown, it was Steve's Gym. The memberships were transferred to The Hamilton Club. Kathy Bradford, who owns the building at 161 Bay Road, said she has no new tenant in the works right now. The building has a parking lot at the rear of the building too. What do you think should fill the former gym space? What would be a good business to go in to the space? Tell us in the comments.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Here's a round-up of business news in the North Shore area.
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 a look at some recent business openings and happenings on the North Shore. Have you noticed a new shop and have been wondering what it is? Leave us a note in the comment section and we will check it out. What Should Replace Bay Road Real Estate Office? There's an empty storefront along Bay Road in Hamilton - what should go there? Museum Launches Membership Drive with Kindle Giveaway All new or renewing members at Wenham Museum in March will be eligible to win a new Kindle Fire HD and other perks. Beverly-Based Business Opens European Office Affiliated Managers Group Inc. establishes office in…
Sunday, March 3, 2013
There's an empty storefront along Bay Road in Hamilton - what should go there?
An empty storefront along Bay Road in South Hamilton is looking for a new use - what should go there? The space at 28 Bay Road in downtown Hamilton was most recently home to Country Crossroads Realty, which opened in 2011. After it closed, owner Amy Job next door at Jolie Tea Co. was examining the option of expanding to create a cafe to serve tea and pastries. But that idea wasn't able to become a reality when it was disocvered the septic system for the building was not able to handle a food service business. Job said she is looking at other locations. Before Country Crossroads, the space was home to Taylor Danielle Spa, which moved across the street to the Shoppes at Hamilton Crossing in 2010. It's recently been home to a spa and a real …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Aquilla Farm has plans before Hamilton town officials to divide the 80 acre property into six lots.
The owners of Aquila Farm plan to go before the Hamilton Planning Board on Tuesday night with a plan to divide the 80-acre property into six lots. It was unclear on Monday what the exact plan is for the six lots. Both the attorney listed on the application submitted to town officials, Jim Kroesser, and the real estate agent that has the property listed for sale, Lanse Robb, could not be reached for comment on Monday. The entire property has been listed for sale and on Monday it changed its status to "under agreement." The entire estate was listed for $3.995 million. It is described in the listing as "one of the few authentic and fully operational equestrian estates on the North Shore." The entire property is about 85 acres at 641 and 643 …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Jolie Tea Co. in downtown Hamilton plans to add tables and serve tea and pastries.
A tea shop in downtown Hamilton that opened two years now has plans to expand by adding seating and serving tea and pastries. Jolie Tea Co. at 26 Bay Road plans to expand into neighboring space that was most recently occupied by Country Crossroad Real Estate, which moved out. “We have a large demand from our customers to serve tea,” said owner Amy Job. In addition to adding five tables, Job said she plans to serve tea and pastries. There will not be a kitchen in the new space and the pastries will be brought in, she said. "There's not enough foot traffic to support take-out only," she said. Currently, the store sells loose leaf teas. Jolie's teas are served at Wenham Tea House too. By serving cups of brewed tea in the store, it is a good …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
After seven months of renovations, the Black Cow Tap and Grill reopened this week with a bevy of changes.
A newly renovated Black Cow Tap and Grill has reopened in downtown Hamilton, with a new menu "They layout is unbelievable," said general manager Nicole Ananian, who said customers have "literally stopped in their tracks" in the five days since it reopened. Owner Joe Leone said Black Cow has been in its Bay Road location for 18 years without any major changes. "We're going to do it for another 18 years," Leone said. "This is the new Cow." The restaurant had been closed in April to undertake the changes. Changes run the gamut, all adding a "modern industrial" look, he said. A two-sides brick fireplace in the middle of the restaurant was removed and the dining and bar area was opened up into one large space. The room is completely opened up …
Friday, September 21, 2012
A detour for southbound traffic and delays for all drivers on Route 1A through downtown Hamilton are expected on Friday while work continues to rebuild the railroad crossing.
A detour for some drivers and delays for others are in store on Friday as repairs are scheduled to be wrapped up on the railroad crossing in downtown Hamilton. The work is being conducted two weeks after a bicyclist got her tire stuck in a rut between the road surface and rail and was flipped over her handlebars and onto the road. She was taken by ambulance to the hospital with minor injuries. Workers from Massachusetts Bay Railroad Co., which runs the commuter rail service for the MBTA, came out that day to make temporary repairs but soon afterward agreed that an entire remake was needed for the crossing. The repairs to the crossing started on Wednesday at 12 a.m. and lasted until about 3:30 p.m. While the work was originally planned to …