AMHERST -- A downtown store featuring nostalgia candy will be moving to Thornes Marketplace in Northampton in June. Captain Candy, which opened at the 103 North Pleasant St. Shops three-and-a-half years ago, will close its Amherst location May 5. Nolan Anaya, who owns both Captain Candy and the North Amherst based Captain Video, said it is an exciting and sad move for the store, which has 175 bins of bulk candy and focuses on treats such as gummy bears, gum drops, licorices, smarties and chocolates. “Thornes Market is a great institution in Northampton,” said Anaya.
Captain Candy is Coming to Thornes
Starting today, we have Iggy's Bread, Bagels and Croissants (plain, almond and chocolate) Delivered fresh DAILY from Cambridge!
Area Retailers Feel the Love as Romance Offers One-Day Surge
Florist shops are already in overdrive, with several owners saying they were too busy for an interview. Others reported an uptick in pre-sales this year because Valentine’s falls on a Thursday. “Valentine’s Day is usually a day-of kind of holiday, but since it’s on a Thursday people have all week to prepare,” said Rebecca Fitzgerald, who owns Forget Me Not Florist in Northampton. To prepare, Fitzgerald ordered 67 cases of flowers for her two stores at 1 Roundhouse Plaza and in Thornes Marketplace, only to have last weekend’s snowstorm delay their delivery until Monday.
ABC 40 Interviewed left-click About Twitter's New App, Vine
WGGB Springfield recently spoke to left-click Creative Director Colin Panetta about Twitter's new video microblogging app, Vine.
left-click Can Now Repair Your iPads and iPods!
left-click is thrilled to announce that we're now Apple Authorized to provide service to Apple's popular iOS devices, the iPad and the iPod! left-click can conduct repairs both in and out of warranty. If you have a device that needs service, bring it into left-click and we'll take care of it.
Pride & Joy goes live on amazon.com
Not only has Northampton's Pride & Joy launched our online store (www.nohoprideandjoy.com), solidified our social media presence on facebook, twitter, wordpress, tumblr, and more, but as of February 1, your favorite Pride & Joy products are now available for purchase on amazon.com, allowing you to buy, share, and review our products with the internet's most popular and convenient online store!
FREE Ice Cream Day at Herrell's
Some people in Western Mass got a sweet treat Tuesday.
Herrell’s Ice Cream in Northampton offered customers one of their homemade ice creams — for free!
The owners say they were happy to do it.
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 Theatre (a $70 value).
-All proceeds will go to the American Red Cross.
-Drawing will take place on December 29th at Noon and the winner will be contacted by phone and email.
Season of Hope for Local Retailers
It’s called ‘self-gifting.’ That’s a term contrived years ago by those in the retail industry to describe the act of treating yourself to a few niceties during the holiday season while you’re also out shopping for relatives, friends, and co-workers. It’s not exactly a precise measurement when it comes to retail spending, but the level of self-gifting has become a fairly reliable barometer in recent years when it comes to overall consumer confidence and willingness to spend.
Thornes Hosts Haircut-a-Thon
NORTHAMPTON — One of New Jersey native Diane Bevan’s fondest childhood memories was time spent with her family at the Jersey shore. So, watching the televised images of the devastation brought to residents there and elsewhere by superstorm Sandy in late October was “heartbreaking,” Bevan said. A longtime stylist who works at Panacea Hair Salon in Northampton, Bevan said recognizing how the lives of Sandy’s victims had been changed forever inspired her to find someway to help them.