Apparently, small town Main Street USA never really died. It just went straight to a slice of heaven called downtown Northampton, Mass., with Thornes Marketplace serving as the cornerstone business.
Walking Main Street toward Thornes — a wonderful collection of nearly 30 merchants — the 19th streetscape architecture warms the nostalgic soul while satisfying 21st century needs in the form of boutiques, galleries, restaurants and coffee houses. Arriving at Thornes seems like the entrance to a retail version of Camelot with its grand tall green-tiled facade and awning and rising two-story windows.
NORTHAMPTON — The Blue Marble gift shop will add a new store to its Northampton location in Thornes Marketplace later this year, while also closing its longtime Amherst storefront this summer as its owner seeks to consolidate operations under one roof.
Cornucopia New MyChelle product: Micellar Water, mentioned here in the Huffington Post:
“…micellarwater is made up of micelles (tiny balls of cleansing oil molecules) suspended in soft water. “The idea is that micelles are attracted to dirt and oil, so they are able to draw out impurities without drying out the skin,” she says. Therefore, micellar water can be used as a facial wash, makeup remover and moisturizer all in one. “- Huffington Post
Cornucopia Foods BuzzPoints Community Connection Small Business Spotlight
When Bud Stockwell first started selling natural foods 37 years ago, he was a wide-eyed twenty-something who wanted to change the world when people who worked in this industry existed on the fringe. More than three decades later, the fever still burns within Cornucopia Foods and its staff to help educate and make healthier food available to the community. No longer on the fringe, with places like Whole Foods now a household name, this small business makes its mark by offering in-depth product knowledge, great customer service, and high product standards.
Dani Klein Williams Lands Book Deal for Boudoir Photography
NORTHAMPTON — Dani Klein Williams, owner and lead photographer at Dani Fine Photography, was approached earlier this year by Amherst Media Publications about creating a book, set to be released in early 2016, focusing on the art and business of boudoir photography. Covering an array of topics in keeping with this theme, the book will comprise practical business advice as well as the step-by-step photographic techniques used by a successful professional photographer. For updates and more information on the progress of this project, follow the studio on Instagram and Facebook.