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.
DanversDaily Harvest Cafe will finally be able to add beer and wine to the menu. Across town, however, the Onion Town Grill will have to stop pouring drinks for three days due to running afoul of a couple state liquor laws.
Covanta Energy has teamed up with TARTECH out of Germany on some innovative technology to reclaim recyclable metals from ash. So where did they create the largest facility of its kind in the world? In Peabody, of course. Down the road in Centennial Industrial Park, some key tenants are moving in and there's some major development on the horizon for Peabody Square. Meanwhile, however, both Stonewood Tavern and Oliveira's Steak House are in hot water with the city.
The highly-anticipated Turner's Seafood Grill & Market opens Nov. 18, meanwhile take a look around Salem's FiveHands Curiosity Shoppe. And in news of a different sort, there was a brouhaha recently over a local psychic studio accused of taking $16,000 to remove a curse. There are also some new shops slated for Traders Way.
No official decision yet on a land swap on Brimbal Avenue between the state and a private developer -- the overall project has generated a lot of controversy -- but that's not stopping Whole Foods from signing a lease to open a new store at the would-be shopping plaza. In other news, the new mayor of pizza in Beverly is Freeda's Pizza and Calzone.
The plan to convert Penguin Hall into a senior living community has been abandoned and the property is now up for sale. There's a new spa in Wenham Village and 15 Walnut Bistro recently won with its clam chowder at the Ipswich Lions Club's Chowder Fest.
Irresistibles is moving along to a new location downtown after 30 years at 50 Atlantic Ave., but don't worry, it's not going too far.
Wagamama is now open at MarketStreet and the holiday shopping hours are set at the outdoor mall. Another eatery, FuGaKyu, is slated to open at MarketStreet in April.
Aine's Boutique has come to town, expanding from its original Reading location.
Two barbers have reunited with a new a shop downtown and Title Boxing has come to town.