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Chez Albert will be 4th restaurant to close in Amherst in recent months
04-16-2018 12:38 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A bistro serving French-style comfort food for 13 years will end its run next month, another in a line of restaurants in Amherst that have closed in recent months that have largely catered to year-round residents, visitors and...


New steakhouse to update, replace Opa Opa in Southampton
04-14-2018 2:14 PM

By M.J. TIDWELL

SOUTHAMPTON — The Opa Opa Steakhouse and Brewery in Southampton is getting a fresh concept and a facelift, according to new owner, manager, and executive chef, John Piskor.“I’m a young man who has basically decided to bet the family farm and open my...


Opa Opa Steakhouse in Southampton up for sale
02-14-2018 12:36 AM

By CAITLIN ASHWORTH

SOUTHAMPTON — The Opa Opa Steakhouse and Brewery on College Highway is up for sale for $799,000.The listing on Canon Real Estate’s website describes the offer as a “unique opportunity” with “many possibilities.” The business, on-site brewery...


Business 2018: One Block: Parsons Block, Maple Street, Florence
02-04-2018 11:29 PM

By CAITLIN ASHWORTH

THE BLOCK: Just a turn off Main Street in Florence and onto Maple Street, a variety of businesses — many that have been around for decades — are housed in what’s known as the Parsons Block.The Parsons Block, which stretches from 76-96 Maple St.,...


A dish of success: Spoleto owner still going strong 30 years on
11-13-2017 1:01 PM

By BERA DUNAU

NORTHAMPTON — The year is 1987. The scene is downtown Northampton. A tall, skinny young man with a beard is staring at a key outside a storefront — a key to his future. “I was contemplating how this one key was gonna change everything,” restaurateur...


Expo aims to charge up interest in electric cars
07-31-2017 5:04 AM

By SARAH GARDNER

NORTHAMPTON — A woman walked past a Chevrolet Bolt on display in the Northampton Radio Group parking lot and glanced under the hood. Then she immediately did a double take.“It’s a little weird, isn’t it?” Rie Traub, 46, said. “You look at it and...


In Northampton, Sidewalk salegoers weigh in on state task force
07-28-2017 11:48 PM

By BERA DUNAU

As the state moves ahead with the creation of a new task force to study the challenges facing local retailers, businesspeople at the Northampton Sidewalk Sales Friday had plenty of thoughts on the matter. The Senate Task Force on Strengthening...


Maintaining the brand: co-op’s cow gets a bath
07-27-2017 11:28 PM

By Laurel Demkovich

CUMMINGTON — During the day, she greets customers and watches cars drive by on Route 9. At night, she stands tall on the roof, lit up in bovine glory.She is Camille, the Old Creamery Cooperative’s fiberglass cow. She has stood atop the Cummington...


Making News
07-24-2017 2:13 PM

Orloski top loanoriginator in regionHOLYOKE — Beverly Orloski, vice president and mortgage consultant at PeoplesBank, was named by the Warren Group as the top loan originator by volume in western Massachusetts for the third year in a row.Orloski said...


A twist on creepy: Granby company carves a niche in Halloween industry
07-10-2017 11:55 AM

By CAITLIN ASHWORTH

GRANBY — When it comes to selling Halloween costumes and props while trying to compete with retail giants like Walmart and Target, 24-year-old Zachary Gosciminski has learned to think outside the box.For his four-year-old company, Creepy Twists...


Couple opens boat rental business on Nashawannuck Pond in Easthampton
07-03-2017 11:17 AM

By Nyssa Kruse

EASTHAMPTON — When Melanie Salvaggio and Katie MacCallum moved to Easthampton last year, they were disappointed to learn the city was no longer accepting bids to operate a boat rental business on Nashawannuck Pond.Then, in 2017, the couple got a...


From the ground up: Five Star Building in Easthampton opens office in Boston area
06-11-2017 1:34 PM

By CAITLIN ASHWORTH

EASTHAMPTON — When he started his one-man construction company out of high school, Kevin Perrier specialized in remodeling kitchens and building porches to pay the bills.Seventeen years later, the 35-year-old manages a multimillion dollar construction...


Haymarket dishes up jar of generosity
06-01-2017 11:03 AM

By NYSSA KRUSE

NORTHAMPTON — A man in an oversized jacket walked out of Haymarket Cafe on Tuesday morning carrying a cardboard sign asking for coffee, cash or anything strangers could spare. It was a request the cafe is prepared to fulfill, at least with food,...


J. Rich Clothing to end 3-decade run in downtown Northampton this summer
05-31-2017 6:04 PM

By DUSTY CHRISTENSEN

NORTHAMPTON — After more than 30 years of stylishly dressing Northampton area residents, J. Rich Clothing for Men will close at the end of July.The store is one of three Northampton clothing businesses, including 2nd Time Around and Ci Ci Boutique,...


New leader takes helm at South Hadley/Granby Chamber of Commerce
05-28-2017 9:19 PM

By CAITLIN ASHWORTH

SOUTH HADLEY — Change is the new mantra at the South Hadley & Granby Chamber of Commerce, an organization keen on promoting businesses in the neighboring towns along the Route 202 corridor.Two months into her position as executive director, Mariann...


New Roman-style butcheria opens in downtown Easthampton
05-02-2017 1:57 AM

By CAITLIN ASHWORTH

EASTHAMPTON — Sometimes a business is born by chance.For Easthampton’s Vincent and Kasey Corsello, that chance occurred several years ago when the couple, while living in Italy, set out on a shopping trip and stumbled into Sartor, a butchery at an...


Le Pen win in France could hit markets, endanger the euro
04-22-2017 12:19 AM

By DAVID McHUGH

FRANKFURT, Germany — The French presidential election could be a turning point for Europe’s biggest economic project, the shared euro currency.Markets are mostly expecting a pro-euro candidate such as former economy minister Emmanuel Macron to win....


Barn raising event Saturday will mark the completion of Simple Gifts Farm’s new farmstand
04-14-2017 6:27 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Customers of a community supported agriculture farm share program have enjoyed the fruits of Simple Gifts Farm owner Jeremy Barker-Plotkin’s labor for more than a decade. Soon even more people will have the opportunity.Barker-Plotkin, who...


AirBnB popular source of income in Pioneer Valley
12-26-2016 10:55 PM

By CAITLIN ASHWORTH

An extra space at home could bring in guests from all over the world — and some extra cash.Many people in Hampshire County are renting living space through the online platform Airbnb, a service that allows people to share space. There are currently...


Business briefs: UMass food specialist gets grant
12-25-2016 5:43 PM

Greenfield Savings promotes threeGREENFIELD – Kelly Gagnon has been promoted to trust officer in the Trust and Investment Management Group at Greenfield Savings Bank. Gagnon joined the bank in 2010, and has worked in the financial services industry...

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