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Thornes Marketplace to Improve Facade

 NORTHAMPTON -- For decades, Thornes Marketplace has offered shelter to shoppers within and to pedestrians without. On Monday, the collection of stores will begin putting new face to its exterior. The iconic green awning on Main Street, a Thornes fixture since the 1980s, is in disrepair and needs to be replaced, the owners said Friday [...]


Django in June Musicians to Play at Thornes

Northampton’s reputation as a vibrant artistic hub is well known. From Four Sundays in February, the annual wintertime extravaganza that showcases some of the best local and college talent, to Arts Night Out, the monthly evening that celebrates creative works, the city is brimming with artistic offerings. While some may already be familiar with this [...]


Verizon Plans 4G LTE Antennas for Thornes Marketplace Rooftop

NORTHAMPTON — Downtown Northampton will soon be saturated with 4G LTE wireless service, thanks to a bank of Bell Atlantic-Verizon Mobile antennas planned for the rooftop of Thornes Marketplace at 150 Main St. The antenna plan gained unanimous Planning Board approval May 24, after a presentation by Verizon officials and a discussion about the project's [...]


Family Business Owners Say Relationships, Openness Keys to Success

NORTHAMPTON -- Nate Sustick, general manager of Paul and Elizabeth’s restaurant in Northampton, said he is grateful for the open-mindedness his parents showed when he joined the business that bears their names. After graduating with a business degree from UMass in 2001, Sustick began working full time at the restaurant his parents opened in 1978 [...]


Thornes Hosts 6th Annual Best Buddies Fashion Show

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) – Fashion was the name of the game for “Best Buddies” of Western Massachusetts Thursday night. They held their 6th Annual Fashion Show at Thornes Marketplace in Northampton and invited ABC 40 to check it out. “This is an event to showcase not just our friendships that we have going on in [...]


Downturn Nibbled at Valley Restaurants’ Health

NORTHAMPTON --  History isn’t certain whether Napoleon or Frederick the Great of Prussia coined the phrase “An army marches on its stomach,” but the meaning itself is clear: An armed force is a lot more effective when it’s well-fed. It might be a stretch to say the economy marches on its stomach, but the health [...]


City’s Streets, Thornes Hopping for First Night

NORTHAMPTON — Despite nippy temperatures, revelers of all ages packed the city’s downtown streets and venues to ring in the new year Tuesday night. First Night Northampton 2014, the citywide New Year’s Eve celebration, was in full swing by mid-afternoon as families with small children headed in droves to see acts from performers such as [...]


Steve Herrell, Ice Cream Pioneer, To Cut Back Presence at Northampton Store

NORTHAMPTON - After the first of the year ice cream aficionados will still see "smoosh in" ice cream pioneer Steve Herrell in Herrell's Ice Cream tinkering with equipment, perfecting a new flavor or meeting and greeting customers. What they won't see is Steve Herrell, who turns 70 in April, accepting supply deliveries, rotating stock, replacing [...]


Pride & Joy’s Hurricane Sand Relief Raffle

There are still thousands of people living without basic necessities this holiday season because of superstorm Sandy, so Northampton's Pride & Joy is holding a raffle to support Hurricane Sandy Relief. -Buy a $5 raffle ticket to enter the drawing for 2 tickets to Queer Queens of Comedy on New Year’s Eve at the Calvin [...]


Popular Restaurant Marks 35 Years

NORTHAMPTON Mass (WGGB) – In Northampton Wednesday night, Chamber members gathered at Thornes Marketplace to celebrate a special anniversary. Paul and Elizabeth’s, a popular restaurant specializing in natural foods, is in its 35th year of business. Owners Paul and Elizabeth Sustick say they were one of three restaurants in the area when they opened in [...]