Tag Archives: Main Street
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And remember to fall out for the last Block party of the Season on September 21st and “turn over a new leaf” with some new seasonal accents to your wardrobe! I will also be open block party weekend, with refreshments and snacks! Going to be a great time!
(And be sure to check out Pop’s facebook page for up to date information and special sales!)
Before photo and information Submitted by Fred Bodin:
51 Main Street (Cafe Bishco is there now).
West End of Main Street buildings, including the Cape Ann Savings Bank and the YMCA.
The second floor of the bank building became Gloucester’s first YMCA in 1858, one of the oldest Y’s in the U.S. The first YMCA was established in Boston in the Old South Church.
Fred Bodin Submits-
Just after 7 pm tonight (8/20/13), two young ladies came into my gallery to look around after out dining together at Jalapeños next door. On their way out, they stopped at the counter and one of them asked if I wrote the Drive by Shooting post for GMG. Yes I did, and one of them said it was her sister who did the shooting. Wow! After talking about the Drive by Shooting experience for a few minutes, they left. Seconds later, they returned and said: “We found a lot of money scattered on the sidewalk outside.” So we went all of ten feet from my door and I scooped up $106. They saw who dropped it and noticed that he went into Jalapeños. I went into the restaurant with the two girls and we searched for a man in his 30’s wearing a blue shirt and shorts. Good detective work, but no luck. I told the hostess (owner Alex’s daughter) to send the person looking for the cash over to the galley. If he doesn’t come in by 8:30 or so, I’ll bring it to the 24/7 lost and found, the Gloucester Police Department.
I took a photo of these two friends, and got the left to rights. On the left is Page Harmon, sister of the Drive by Shooter, and on the right in front of the Gloucester flag is Baylee Kirk, both from East Gloucester. Bailee’s parents are journalist Bill Kirk and Carolyn Kirk. Carolyn is the Mayor of the City of Gloucester. It was a good experience for the three of us, and a lesson in karma: Always do the right thing. Tomorrow I’ll drop off an envelope to the GPD with five $20 bills, a five, a single, with my business card. Karma is coming our way! Gloucester.
Hotel Savoy, then it became Hotel Gloucester, located at the bottom of Elm and Main Street. I believe the street shown was Water Street, no longer there.
Photos are of Main Street, the block between Hancock and Center Street.
Once called Gray’s Corner, see article by Fred Bodin on GMG
For more THEN and NOW photos, just do a search “THEN and NOW”, which includes some fantastic photos by Marty Luster, also an author on GoodMorningGloucester.
Fred Bodin reports:
This just happened – a Drive By Shooting! I was walking down to La Trattoria to check out their menu, and as I passed the HarborWalk granite post, I mentioned to the woman looking at the sign that she could read the QR code with her smartphone. After walking another 6 feet, a car stopped in the middle of Main Street. A young woman stuck her head out, iPhone in hand, and said: "You two look great together!" I replied: "I don’t even know her." The woman in the car insisted, so I went to pose with a stranger, and put my arm around her for a picture we’ll never see. When they drove off, I introduced myself as Fred, and she as Jane. She came into my gallery and we chatted. Jane Kingsland, originally from England, is a librarian in Randolph, NJ. She’s here on holiday, and represented our GMG at the scene of the crime. Strangers no more.
I think people may be interested in learning about a beautiful and interesting new shop named Mary Rose Vintage Design,located at 269 Main Street in Gloucester.
My son Evan ( his pictures) and I completely enjoyed ourselves at the grand opening this past Sunday.
Just step through the front door and you will instantly feel just how lovely the owner, Jackie Colussi (pictured here) is by the warmth and heart she has put into the design of her shop.
You will find that she certainly has a talent for finding unique objects with distinctive character.
Do yourself a favor and check it out!
Submitted by Fred Bodin:
We didn’t get a tornado, as predicted, but we did get heavy rain. It flooded Main Street in downtown Gloucester, and I called it the “Main Street Canal.”
Riding along the banks of the Main Street Canal
The storms were moving at 30 mph, and conditions for funnel clouds were popping up here and there. One was sighted in Danvers. Locals and visitors on the street were notified on their phones about the threat. Some tourists asked me what to do. I told them to find a brick building that has a bar and a wine cellar. But really, we know Jack about tornados (or even have shelters), and we tend to be cavalier about devastating hurricanes. Blizzards – Light the candles, crank up the wood stove, open the wine, and belay the shoveling until it stops. Snow storms in New England we know, I’ll take them any day over tornados, earthquakes, and hurricanes.
Submitted by Fred Bodin
Here’s a very short video from Main Street during Fiesta Friday night. These two musicians were going into shops and restaurants to play Italian music. Between their lack of English and my lack of Italian, I couldn’t find out who they were or who hired them. My guess is that they were freelancers. You can see the $$ stuffed into their jackets!
Submitted by Fred Bodin
“Pop-up” party at the POP Gallery, diagonally across the street from me. The lighting is as it was – very red. Well attended and they were buying. Serving wine and caviar dip. Classy!
Submitted by Fred Bodin
Jalapenos Restaurant had a big line tonight waiting to get in. They do a fantastic job, and I’m grateful to be next door to them (on the left). So far, we’ve had a good weekend too.
You really don’t want to miss this — plain & simple. If you’ve been to The Cave, you know what we mean. If you haven’t , you’re truly missing out on a new Main Street gem. Check them out on Thursday 6/13 4-6pm.
New Wines to Try
June 13th from 4-6
Come try some new wines and try some Spanish bleu cheese(Valdeon); wrapped in grape leaves that have been macerated in Spanish wine. Organic raw milk. It will definitely put a kick in your step, especially paired with our new Tempranillo(Val). Val meet Valdeon. Complimentary. Hope to see you there.
44 Main Street
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930