Sunday, May 17, 2009

New and changing businesses on State and Thames Streets in downtown Bristol

• There is a new business going in on Thames Street where Northwind Sports used to be (next to A Jour Jewelry) called Organically Good. They will have sandwiches, salads, do catering as well as have yacht provisions. 

• Revival (in the old Be Here Now Bookstore space at 227 Thames Street) will be sharing the small space next door with a new retail business called Sea Star to be run by Bonnie Blue selling unique "sea-inspired" local arts and crafts. Bonnie Blue is a sailor, a children's book author, a jewelry maker and is on staff at RISD in the computer department. She has also been on staff at the Herreshoff Marine Museum for several years. (Details to follow.)

Striper Moon is moving to lower State Street next to Judge Roy Bean Saloon in the space formerly occupied by European Kitchen. They will be having a large Memorial Day weekend tent sale at the Bradford Street store in the parking lot Friday May 22 through Monday May 25. Lots of bargains at 50 - 75% off. They are hoping to be in the State Street location sometime within the first two weeks of June.

Sue Casa is now open for business next to Persimmon Restaurant under the old Hot Point sign on State Street. Susan O'Donnell, proprietress, is selling select modern home decor and limited furniture as well as her fish prints. ( She may also be able to help you with her superb interior decoration skills. 

• Aidan Graham, owner of the famous Dunkin Donuts building, has agreed with the Town of Bristol to have a "Downtown Bristol Information" sign/map (approx. 38"h x 24"w) on the south facing brick wall of the building. The DBMA map of downtown Bristol will be  displayed under plexiglass as well as a hand painted old fashioned arrow pointing west noting "Thames Street Shops". Thank you Aidan and to all involved in getting this done. Something similar might be necessary for the north end of town near Franklin Street. Contact Ed Tanner, Bristol Principal Planner, at Town Hall for details.

1 comment:

Diana said...

thanks for this new info! Great idea re: the map.