Monday, January 28, 2013
The Danvers Bakery, in the former Saralena's Pastry space in the Square, is open and with it a breakfast and sandwich menu.
Folks in Danvers Square have another option when it comes to breakfast and lunch at the new Danvers Bakery, located at 16 Maple St. - right downtown. The bakery is in the same location as the former Saralena's Pastry, which opened nearly two years ago and was set to close due to an illness in the family. Sam Bentalha had been researching business opportunities when he heard the shop was for sale. With a background in owning and operating bakeries and restaurants, the businessman said he knew it was the right move for him, at the right time. The transfer of ownership dates to before the Thanksgiving holiday, but Bentalha admits he is still smoothing things out with the business, the menu and getting acquainted with his new town. "I know …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
The town Christmas tree was lit for the season on Saturday night in Danvers Square.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
A great way to start the day with a quick look at the events and happenings in town.
Welcome to “5 Things,” your daily resource for community events, happenings in town and other little tidbits of information. Here are five things you need to know on Tuesday, Nov. 13. 1. Falling: The temperature will drop over the course of the day on Tuesday, from high temperatures into the 60s on Monday and lows only getting into the 50s overnight, the temperature will get down into the 40s by dinnertime on Tuesday. The sky will be cloudy with the chance of showers. 2. Christmas Tree: The town Christmas tree for 2012 will be cut down and moved into place in Danvers Square on Tuesday morning. It is scheduled to be cut at 7 a.m. and moved into place by 9 a.m. The tree lighting is scheduled for Dec. 1 from 2-5 p.m. 3. Black Friday: The …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
This year's Christmas tree in Danvers Square will be a 30 foot tall Blue Spruce.
This town of Danvers Christmas tree will be cut down and moved into place in Danvers Square on Tuesday. This year the tree will be donated by Richard and Margaret Connors of 7 Brookwood Lane. It is scheduled to be cut down on Tuesday, Nov. 13 by the Forestry Division of the Department of Public Works. This year's tree will be a 30 foot tall Blue Spruce. The cutting is scheduled to start at 7 a.m. Tuesday and the tree is expected to be in the Square by 9 a.m. It will be moved downtown on a flatbed and put into place in front of CVS with help from Blanchard Crane Service. The Danvers Electric Division and Danvers Police Department will also help with the move.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Orange Leaf frozen yogurt shop planned to open in Danvers Square will not open this month as originally planned.
The Orange Leaf frozen yogurt shop that was originally planned to open this month in Danvers Square has bumped back its opening date to December. That's according to Meredith Lynn, spokeswoman for the frozen yogurt chain. Orange Leaf, an Oklahoma-based chain that serves fozen yogut with a topping bar that includes fruit and candy, first announced in June that it planned to open a new location at 2 High St. The retail storefront was most recently home to Anthony's Italian Deli. Orange Leaf's first location in the region opened in Salem in June. There is also a location in downtown Andover and Marblehead. The Danvers location is one of 11 new Orange Leaf locations that has opened or is planned to open in Massachusetts this year. When Orange …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Danvers News Store in Danvers Square will close on Tuesday, but the company will continue in the wholesale business.
For nearly four decades, you could count on Danvers News Store in Danvers Square as a place to buy a newspaper, magazine or lottery ticket. But after Tuesday, it will be no more. The store at 39 Maple St. recently announced it will close for good on Sept. 25 in a sign posted on the front door. Store manager John Robinson said while the retail store will close, Danvers News Agency – a wholesale seller – would remain operating. Until earlier this year, the wholesale operation ran out of the back of the Maple Street building but it moved out of town in April. “It is time to get out of the retail business altogether,” he said. The change, in part, has come from a shift to reading online, including tablets and smartphones. “It’s been a rapid …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
What do you think should go in a small retail or office space in Danvers Square?
There is a small open storefront along High Street in Danvers Square that is perfect for a retail store or office. It had been home to an insurance agent and is next door to the future location of Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, which is scheduled to open this fall. The space is listed as "for lease" as office space by the Mega Group. It had also been occupied by offices for the former Danvers Savings Bank and Danversbank. It is part of a 5,038 square foot office building that was built in 1970 and is owned by High Street Realty LLC. So what do you think should go there? Let us know in the comments section.
Friday, August 10, 2012
A look at what streets will be repaved during the next two months in Danvers.
More than a dozen town streets are slated to be paved this summer and fall, with work kicking off next week. “The work has already started with some prep work and will begin in earnest next week when we start the milling of the streets about to be paved,” said Robert E. Lee Jr., Danvers DPW's director of operations. In addition to paving, the town will undertake the second phase of replacing the deteriorated sections of cement concrete sidewalks in Danvers Square. All of the paving work will be paid by money from the state government through its Chapter 90 program. The following streets are scheduled for paving in the next two months: In addition, the town’s two parking lots in Danvers Square will be repaved and crack sealing will be …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
President Obama issued an order that flags be lowered for the victims of the acts of violence that occurred in Aurora, Colo. on July 20.
Former Danvers selectman Joseph Pennimpede was concerned that the flag in Danvers Square was not lowered for the Aurora, Colo. shooting victims last month. He brought his concerns to the Board of Selectmen at last week's meeting. "Due to an apparent misinterpretation of the President's Order, the Flag was not lowered in Danvers Square," Pennimpede said to the board. "It is unfortunate that it ocurred, and hopefully steps will be taken to correct it from happening again in the future." Pennimpede's comments were made before Sunday's shooting at a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin that killed six people. Pennimpede said he would appreciate it if the selectmen look into this issue, and "hopefully an apology will be forthcoming, to all citizens of …