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

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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

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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.

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New paint 222 Main Street #GloucesterMA

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



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.

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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

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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.

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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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