Bradstreet Controversy, Billboard Battle, and More in North Shore Biz News

Here's a round-up of business news in 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.


North Andover Native Named Head of YouTube Studio

The studio creates original content for the popular video upload company.

NAMA Merchant of the Year

The winner is...

Bradstreet Offer a No-Go

The proposal called for a couple dozen apartments and 5,000 square feet of retail space, but the Board of Selectmen rejected it.



Boutique Blowout Sale Next Weekend

The annual Boutique Blowout sale in Andover is back this Spring for yet another exciting weekend event on March 8 and March 9.

Andover Real Estate Firm Expands into North Reading

Prudential Howe & Doherty is expanding into North Reading and opening a new office. The office, located on 143 Main Street, offers a convenient base for Agents to conduct business with local area customers.

Andover Buzzing About Sports Clips Hair Salon

Sports Clips, a sports-themed hair salon, opened in Andover recently and staff says that they have already gained some popularity with the youth in town.



Battle Royale Over Billboard to Play Out in Court

A hearing in superior court is scheduled for Tuesday. Total Outdoor Corp. claims it's all a clerical error with the wrong plans being filed, while the city argues the 92-foot billboard pole was installed in the wrong spot and needs to be moved.

Who Wants a Full Liquor Restaurant License? The City Has 1

The city has one all-alcohol license available for a restaurant or other business in Peabody looking to serve drinks.

Neighbors Say Route 1 Project a 'Complete Disaster' [VIDEO]

City officials and the neighbors agree -- two abutting commercial and residential developments off Route 1 are a "disaster."

VIDEO: They Say it's Zombie-proof...

You never know what -- or who -- could be lurking outside your office cube.



For Sale in Salem: One Sweet Ride

We found this classic automobile outside of Conners Garage on Canal Street in Salem.

Opening Soon: Joe's Fish Prints and Tomo's Tackle

Joe's Fish Prints and Tomo's Tackle is expected to open next month on Pickering Wharf in Salem.

Mayor: $45M Development Would 'Breathe New Life' Into Underused Salem Block

Salem city councilors approved what is expected to be the first step toward a new $45 million mixed-use development at the intersection of Washington and Dodge streets.

No More 'The Walking Dead' at Cinema Salem

Cinema Salem announced on Saturday that it will no longer be showing episodes of The Walking Dead.

VIDEO: Mayor Driscoll on What the Salem Harbor Power Station Project Means for the City

Mayor Kim Driscoll says she aims to help create a site that, "for the next 40 or 50 years" Salemites can be proud of.



Beverly-Based Business Opens European Office

Affiliated Managers Group Inc. establishes office in Zurich.

LIST: Winners of Beverly Business Awards 2013

Beverly Chamber awards seven categories at second annual Beverly Business Awards, held Thursday night at the Danversport Yacht Club.

Beverly Bike Shop and Cycling Club Help to Stop Diabetes

Local team starts a chain reaction at Pinnacle Bike Works for the Tour de Cure.

Former Executive of Beverly Company Sentenced to Prison for Securities Fraud

Former Beverly CFO sentenced to five years in prison.

Beverly Police Thank Local Businesses for Participation in Sticker Shock Program

Local businesses that participated include Alexander's, Chrispy's Liquor & Lottery, Henry's Wine Cellar, North Beverly Food Mart, One Stop Market, and Ryal Side Liquors.



Casino Developer Postpones Public Meeting on Slots Parlor

The Maryland-based developer that has discussed a proposal to locate a slot parlor at Liberty Tree Mall will not hold a public meeting this week as once discussed.


Taxis Given OK to Immediately Resume Danvers Pickups

Three taxi companies that have pending taxi licenses filed with the town of Danvers were given a temporary OK to immediately start picking up customers again.

Red Carpet Favorites from a Danvers Fashion Expert

Former Lorraine Roy owner and current Bella Sera Bridal consultant Jeanne Hennessey offers some picks from Sunday night's Oscar awards.

New Home Healthcare Office Opens in Danvers

BAYADA Home Health Care celebrated the opening of its new office in Danvers.

Homeless Families Have Been Moved Out of Moldy Motel Rooms

After filing a lawsuit against Days Inn last year, the families who were living in moldy motels rooms have been moved out.

A former church on Holten Street is planned to be replaced by a new building with a cafe and six apartments.



What Should Replace Bay Road Real Estate Office?

There's an empty storefront along Bay Road in Hamilton - what should go there?

Museum Launches Membership Drive with Kindle Giveaway

All new or renewing members at Wenham Museum in March will be eligible to win a new Kindle Fire HD and other perks.



Comella's Restaurant Applying the Finishing Touches

The trim is painted, the sign is up and Comella's Restaurant is just days away from opening for business on Atlantic Avenue in Marblehead.

Marblehead for Teens to Host 1st Annual Job Fair

It's a career and resource fair for local high school students and local employers, which will be held March 12.

Hungry for Art and Happy for the Effort

Marblehead's Hungry Betty's restaurant hosted an art/social activity that is trending across the nation, painting parties.

Casey Leaving Marblehead Chamber to Direct Regional Tourism Bureau

Chamber director taking position at North of Boston tourism bureau next month. Casey says she'll always carry a piece of Marblehead with her.



Raina's Makes it All the Way Back

The new, bright hair salon is the only original tenant to return to the Gateway Building on Humphrey Street.



UPDATED: Windsor Estates Unveils New Model Home

Upscale 55 and up community unveiled a new model home this week off Salem Street. For those who have been asking whether a ball field is going in that area - the answer is no.

Lynnfield Resident Named Bridgewell’s New Director of Health Care

Judith P. Dami-Boone, DNP, CENP, RN, to oversee day and residential programs for adults with developmental disabilities and mental illnesses.

VIDEO: Will MarketStreet Eventually Have Bus Service?

The MBTA and National Development have indicated so far there are no plans for a bus stop at MarketStreet Lynnfield. Others aren't so sure.

In what could be a sign of things to come, even Lynnfield's two current selectmen have differing opinions on a proposed cinema in town.

Two More MarketStreet Lynnfield Tenants Announced

Tenants expected to be opening up at MarketStreet starting in late August into the fall. Two well-known names announced Monday night.

Cadillac Dealership Expected to Open in Lynnfield in April

New Herb Chambers dealership would join his existing Mercedes business in town.



Professionals Still Needed For WHS Job Shadowing Day

At least 90 Wakefield High School students are participating in Job Shadow Day next month. Professionals from various industries are still needed to get involved.

Wakefield Residents Opening New D’Amici’s Bakery in Reading

Location would be in the historic M.F. Charles Building. The opening date is not set.

'Celebrate the Green' with Wakefield Businesses

Coming up on Saturday, March 16th - it's the Indoor Shopping Local Faire in Greenwood Plaza.

Soma Day Spa Becomes Newest Wakefield Chamber Member

New day spa located at 341 North Ave. in Wakefield.





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