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Musical Businesses

June 14th, 2010 by theAddison

You know the game “Musical Chairs”? Well, we have been going through a game of “Musical Businesses” over the last few months with local businesses switching buildings. Hopefully, when the music stops everyone has a store location that is right for them.

It all started when the Candy and Paint Your Own Pottery store moved out of their big location on Center Street. That opened up a bigger store for the old-timey photo guy with his “Faces In Time” studio. You can go there and get sepia tinted photos of yourselves in Civil War, Western or (my favorite) Pirate regalia. He even has a pirate ship for a photo shoot stage.
Once he moved out of his location on 2nd Street, Intercoastal Wines moved in. They were looking for a smaller shop and found it right next door to their old location.

That opened up a nice sized spot for Anthony and Patrick to open up a new bar on 2nd Street, right next to Pablo’s Mexican Restaurant. They are in there right now building the longest bar in town. That’s Ray on the right, head carpenter and future bar manager once he finished building the bar. Anthony, formerly of the Green Turtle, is adding a kitchen and a nice brick patio out back. He has a full liquor license and, knowing Anthony, he’ll be having lots of live music scheduled.

There are lots of other “adds, moves and changes” happening. The Philly Boyz Cheesesteak shop is going to be moving from their current location behind the Palace Saloon to the old gas station / clothing store up at Center and 8th. Lulu’s Bra and Grill, just a block away from the inn, has reopened as Lulu’s at the Thompson House. The old bras that decorated the restaurant have found themselves a new home somewhere in Virginia. The old Bank of America building has a small grocery store moving in. That will be handy for the boaters coming through the marina.
It is a good sign of a fairly robust small-town economy when storefronts on the Main Street are full. Occasionally we have an empty one but it sure doesn’t stay empty for long!

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