North Shore Biz: Billboard in Wrong Spot and a $45 Million Development

Here's what's going on in business news from around 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.


Slots Developer to Meet with Selectmen

Members of the Danvers Board of Selectmen plan to meet with a representatives of the Cordish Co. on Wednesday about the companies plans to possibly build a slots parlor at Liberty Tree Mall.

Danvers Woman Named New Bank Manager

A woman from Danvers has been named the new manager at the TD Bank branch in Topsfield.

Medical Imaging Company Sold to Samsung

A Danvers company founded by a local man who also started a successful Peabody company has been sold to Samsung.

PHOTOS: Lorraine Roy Ties the Knot with Bella Sera

The merger of Lorraine Roy with Bella Sera is official and was celebrated at an event on Saturday.

Car Dealer 'Campus' Gets Final Tweak

Group 1 Automotive, which owns the Ira dealerships along Route 114, has received an OK for a final tweak of its campus plans.

Hand-picked by Disney to debut their Disney Forever Enchanted Prom Dress 2013 Collection, Glitterati aims to take prom season by storm.


City Issues Stop Work Order After Billboard Installed in Wrong Spot

Mayor says an entertainment company that has erected a 92-foot tall billboard off Lowell Street has installed the pole in the wrong place and he wants it moved.

Fit Werx 2 Makes the Slowtwitch 50

The downtown Peabody shop has been named among the top multisport shops in the country for 2012.

Council Adopts Zoning Ban on Pot Shops in Peabody

City officials sign off on zoning ban for medical marijuana facilities in hopes it will just discourage potential shop owners from considering sites in Peabody rather than go to court. State still has yet to develop rules and regulations.

City Shuts Down Route 1 Project

Peabody officials issued a cease and desist order for a commercial project on Route 1 to deal with serious site runoff damaging neighbors' property.


Salem Harbor Power Station CEO Touts Design of New Facility

The natural gas plant slated to replace the coal-fired facility at Salem Harbor Power Station will be smaller, cleaner — and much better looking.

A Look Around Salem's Scarlet Letter Press & Gallery

The Scarlet Letter Press & Gallery, which opened for business on Wharf Street in October, is a family-run business offering far more than just business cards and local art.

$45M Downtown Salem Project in the Works

A Somerville developer is planning on building a $45 million mixed-use development right in the heart of downtown Salem.

Thankful CinemaSalem Offering Free 'Princess Bride' Screenings

CinemaSalem is ready to thank the community that helped keep it in business with free screenings of The Princess Bride.


Chamber Announces Second Annual Beverly Business Awards Nominees

Check out the list of nominees here.

Beverly Man Featured in This Old House Magazine

Beverly resident Thaddeus Siemasko's kitchen renovation showcased in national magazine.

Endicott’s Misselwood Voted The Best of Weddings 2013 by The Knot

Misselwood is located on the campus of Endicott College and is a prime location on the North Shore for weddings.


New Psychotherapy Practice Opens in Hamilton

Well Woman Therapy is a new psychotherapy practice in the Willowdale professional offices in Hamilton.

Wenham Museum Making Plans for February Vacation

There will be a lot going on at Wenham Museum during February vacation and the programs are ready to go.

Bay Road Horse Farm Plans to be Divided into Six Lots

Aquilla Farm has plans before Hamilton town officials to divide the 80 acre property into six lots.

Plaza Owner Eyes Purchase of Neighboring Property

The owner of the shopping plaza in Hamilton says it is working to purchase another nearby downtown property.


Dinner for Sweethearts in Marblehead

Looking to dine out in town this Valentine's Day? Here are some specials we've found.

PHOTOS: Bang Tin Back in Business Next Month

A fire in the walls at the downtown art gallery has forced the owner to close its doors while smoke, water and fire damage gets repaired.

Orange Leaf Adds Arts and Crafts for Kids to the Mix

The self-serve frozen yogurt bar will now be providing arts and crafts activities and other fun programs for kids during the day.

Marblehead Woman Lauded for Affordable Housing Work

Virginia Healy-Kenney, who retired last year from MassHousing, was honored by the Massachusetts Mortgage Bankers Association for outstanding work on behalf of home mortgage consumers and affordable housing.


Swampscott Man Recognized for Housing Assistance

MassHousing’s Mounzer M. Aylouche received the award from the Massachusetts Mortgage Bankers Association for outstanding work on behalf of affordable housing.

Greenwood Court Case Moving to Next Phase

The two sides will receive transcripts and have a month to file briefs.

Tumbling Hair Cut for a Cause

A Swampscott tumbling academy and a Marblehead hair salon teamed up to benefit people who have lost their hair due to medical conditions.


What Businesses Are Opening at MarketStreet Lynnfield This Year?

This week, Ted Tye of National Development provided a full rundown of the familiar and local brand names we can expect when MarketStreet opens around late August.

Lynnfield Artist's Work on Display in New York City

Golfer and artist Lou O'Keefe of Lynnfield has work on display this month at Agora Gallery in New York City this month.

Town's Community Space to be Named After Al Merritt

Citing former colleague's service to the town, selectmen vote to name community area at MarketStreet after Al Merritt.

New Yoga Studio Opens in Lynnfield This Weekend

Meet Michelle Powers, proprietor of the new Centre Yoga in the Centre Court shops.

Business Owner Donates Gift Cards To Help Fund LHS Sports

Dina Whalen, owner of Fitness Together of Lynnfield, donates some gift cards to her business to help raise funds for Lynnfield Athletic Association.


Wakefield woman has photography business in the Carriage House on Church Street, across from the Congregational Church - with more projects in the works.

Downtown Vacancy: What Should Go Here?

The Dunkin Donuts location on Main Street downtown is no more. What would you put into this little spot of downtown real estate?

WCAT Offering Introduction to Documentary Filmmaking Class

Wakefield Cable Access TV offering this 8-week course starting on Wednesday, Feb. 6.


Sports Clips Opens in Shawsheen Plaza

Sport-themed hair salon Sports Clips in Shawsheen Plaza is geared to providing a comfortable atmosphere for a trim with entertainment.

Andover Hair Removal Center Moves to Main Street

Client-centered owner of Andover Hair Removal Center enjoys new location.

Hidden Gem Moves into Bridal Center on Main Street

Described as an elegant and chic diamond boutique, its owner offers a new model of buying jewelry.

Park Street Hair Salon Moves Inside Indra Salon

When Salon Navid's lease was up on Park Street, the owner looked for a new location.

Planet Fitness Plans to Open in Andover in Mid-February

The popular fitness facility, which will be open 24 hours, is currently pre-selling their memberships with a $1 down.


NAMA 'Knight of Honor' Coming Soon

And you can donate to help out.

Triple Play Day at Ciao! Bow Wow

Vaccines, grooming and free lunch.

Local Bakery to Pay More Than $586K in Wage Law Violation Settlement

The company's president will also see a pay cut.

North Andover Resident Named President of Builders Association of Greater Boston

She officially started Jan. 1.

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