Signs of the times

MBTA crew disinfecting train station stop, Gloucester, Mass.

MBTA_ disinfecting train station stop Gloucester MA_20200327_covid-19 signs of the times_photograph ©c ryan

 

George’s Coffee Shop of Gloucester corner of Washington and Centennial sign-  Take Out Available (978)281-1910

 

 

Wolf Hill sign – Closed Stay Healthy & Safe!

Wolf Hill_covid 19 sign_ closed Stay Healthy & Safe_ Gloucester Mass_ 20200327_©c ryan

(author’s note: Signs of the times updated as I add signs to the original 3/25/2020 post, most recent at top. Gloucester, Mass.) Continue reading “Signs of the times”

Signs of the times

(author’s note: Signs of the times updated as I add signs to the original 3/25/2020 post, most recent at top. Gloucester, Mass.)

3/28/2020

Jeff’s Variety “Because of Limited Staff” signs

3/27/2020

MBTA crew disinfecting train station stop, Gloucester, Mass.

MBTA_ disinfecting train station stop Gloucester MA_20200327_covid-19 signs of the times_photograph ©c ryan

 

George’s Coffee Shop of Gloucester corner of Washington and Centennial sign-  Take Out Available (978)281-1910

 

Wolf Hill sign – Closed Stay Healthy & Safe!

Wolf Hill_covid 19 sign_ closed Stay Healthy & Safe_ Gloucester Mass_ 20200327_©c ryan

Continue reading “Signs of the times”

Cameron’s Restaurant inside, the carved eagle sign, and demo January 2020 #GloucesterMA

Debris from the demo of the 13,500 SF property (and parking lot) on 206/209 Main Street, formerly known as Cameron’s restaurant, is being trucked away from sorted piles, scrap metal here, mixed materials there. Action Inc. and North Shore Community Development Coalition ‘s  new apartment building will meld in a few street level commercial spaces. (Read about the latticework of buildings on this stretch of Main here and see photos then and now below. I think it will be both changeless and changing as the saying goes.) I’m confident the charm and great karma of Cameron’s meals and happy celebrations will carry forward for the residents and business owners coming to this corner of Main and Elm.

In the meantime I was delighted to find some (poor) snapshots with my mom inside Cameron’s. I’m sure there are more and better Cameron’s photographs out there!

2019 March 17 view past shuttered Cameron's _206 Main Street Gloucester Mass_site for future housing and mixed use by Action inc
photo caption March 17, 2019 view across Main Street, past Cameron’s to City Hall
Cameron's demo 2020 Jan 22 Gloucester Mass ©c ryan
photo caption January 22, 2019 

Inside Cameron’s restaurant 2009, 2010

photo snapshot captions – fuzzy glimpses of Cameron’s restaurant interior on St. Patrick’s Day 2009 (kids playing fiddles now in their 20s!) & 2010. There must be photos out there!

Cameron’s carved eagle salvaged and soaring

The eagle was removed, repaired and painted in 2017 in preparation for a new and most fitting site– flying high for Cape Ann Veterans Services. Who carved Cameron’s iconic eagle sign?

GMG reader David Collins shares the answer about the artist who hand carved the eagle as reported in the Gloucester Daily Times 2017. Carl Goddard of Nahant carved the eagle in 1967. 

Mike Springer photograph for Gloucester Daily Times- 16 foot wooden eagle hand carved in 1967 by Carl A. Goddard of Nahant

View on the side

2012 mural across from common crow _on Cameron's building_ Elm Street off Main Gloucester Mass _ ©c ryan
2012 mural painted by children w/ Cape Ann Art Haven (and painted again!)
Cameron's demo coming 206 Main Street Gloucester Mass_20200117_©c ryan (2)
January 17, 2020 Cameron’s demo coming, corner of Elm and Main

Demo January 17 – 24, 2020

 

Artist studios across the street will have a front row for the construction progress.

Rusty and Ingrid Creative Company new #RockportMA digs on Bearskin Neck

Rusty and Ingrid storefront 8 Bearskin Neck Rockport Mass _20200119_©c ryan

Rusty and Ingrid moved from Main Street to 8 Bearskin Neck Rockport, Mass. Winter Hours: Friday, Saturday, Saturday: 11am – 5pm. Or by appointment.

Rusty and Ingrid moved from Main Street to 8 Bearskin Neck Rockport Mass _20200119_©c ryan (1)

There’s a school in the old school | Scatterday’s driving classes 85 Eastern Avenue #GloucesterMA

Scatterday's Driving School_85 Eastern Avenue office building_in the former Eastern Avenue neighborhood School_Gloucester Mass December 2019 © c ryan (5).jpg

 

Scatterday’s Driving Schoolis located on the ground floor in the office building at 85 Eastern Avenue, Gloucester, Mass., in the former Eastern Avenue School. Entrance is at the back. There are various learner permit and driver license packages. Some are concentrated full days; for those, Jeff’s Variety is a quick walk away for class breaks. 

Quick walk from 85 Eastern Avenue office building to Jeff's Variety _ Gloucester Mass ©c ryan

Jeff's Variety and sub shop_20191226_©c ryan

What’s coming next for 20 and 37 Main Street #GloucesterMA?

Available stores on the west end of Main Street.

Fisherman’s Outfitter flagship store is moving from 20 Main Street just around the corner to 18 Washington Street. They’re targeting a January 2020 opening.

exterior 20 Main Street retail/office space & 12 car parking | exterior 18 Washington Street 

 

Across the street, 37 Main Street is available again.  Rose & Dove Gift Shop closed up shop at the Gloucester location.

Rose and Dove Gift Shop shuttered Gloucester location 37 Main Street West End space available_20191125_©c ryan.jpg

 

New paint 222 Main Street #GloucesterMA

The exterior of 222 Main Street, Gloucester, Massachusetts was switched up this week.

Before

 

After underway

I don’t know if the shutters are returning.

CVS coming across from Starbucks (and going from 177 Main Street) #GloucesterMA

A new CVS store is going up at Gloucester Crossing across from Starbucks. People mentioned a rumor about Panera coming to one of the empty build outs.

 

The CVS store at 177 Main Street will be closing.

177 Main Street Gloucester Mass_20191117_CVS closing here

Castaways Vintage Cafe, 20 Rogers Street, #GloucesterMA opens May 22

New cafe and retail shop, Castaways Vintage Cafe, 20 Rogers Street (former Rogers St entrance to Dog Bar.) The Be Sargent’s Judith Sargent Murray mural is off to the right as you enter.

 

Above – exterior of new business- “Bohemian style cafe offering Killa Koffee, Beautiful Acai Bowls, & Vibin’ Vintage clothing”

Below – Before snapshots exterior parking lot view back to Main St (2012/2018)

 

 

Tesoro Vintage Finds | 5 Short Street West End downtown #GloucesterMA

Tesoro Vintage Finds_Gloucester West End Main Street_20190516_© c ryan.jpg

Find Tesoro Vintage Finds at 5 Short Street next to Caffe Sicilia in Gloucester, Mass., a close walk to Bananas and Cape Ann Auction.

(Adrift 284 Main Street on the East End closed.)

 

 

 

Atelier Cape Ann great window displays | wedding gown bridal shop at 57 Eastern Avenue #GloucesterMA

Gloucester, MassachusettsAtelier Cape Ann, a new bridal wear and alterations shop located at 57 Eastern Avenue, opened winter 2019. The changing window display beckons dreams and brightens this stretch along Rt. 127 with alluring bridal gowns and flower girl dresses showcased on the ground floor of this charming New England building. At the traffic lights, turn on to Eastern Avenue heading in the direction of Good Harbor Beach and Rockport. (If you’ve reached Jeff’s Variety you’ve gone too far.) There’s ample parking out back. Alterations by appointment only. http://www.ateliercapeann.com

Cape Ann Atelier bridal wear alterations_new business_Gloucester Mass_April 2019© c ryan (2).jpg

photos Jan-April

 

Gloucester Stores Celebrate the Season! Happy Halloween! Hat Contest

Alice Gardner submits Gloucester Retailer Storefront Halloween Decoration Photos!

Can you guess which stores are which?

First One To Guess All Six Photos Correctly Can Come To The Dock and Claim This Brand New Fisherman’s Partnership Cap

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