Thursday, April 10, 2008

Concord is way hipper than you think it is...

In gearing up for our trunk show last week, I did a little research. I wanted to know what other businesses would be open while we were on a Friday night. Here at the Speakeasy, we're big believers in the importance of supporting your local economy, of small businesses and business people. There's a pervasive idea out there that Concord's Main St. "dies" after 5...but that's not what I discovered while talking to businesses up and down our N. Main St.

I found several businesses that are open on Fridays until 7, 8 and 9pm. These aren't big city hours mind you--but we're not a big city, lol. Here's a list of many of the downtown businesses helping to keep Concord cool by staying open later than you think:

Dos Amigos, fresh mexican eats
Madeleines, fine French pastries, outrageously delicious treats
Things Are Cooking, quality kitchenwares of all kinds
Zoe's Professional Bra Fitters, yes, bra fitters
Lotions and Potions, fine lotions, bath goods, cosmetics and the like
the Gallery Hair Salon
Britches, fine clothiers
Pitchfork Records, great selection, good indie selection, AND the bargain CD basement
Fabulous Looks Boutique
Pompanoosuc Mills
Viking House
Let's Dance, dance studios
Butter's, cheeses and wines and things
House of India, delicious Indian food
Siam Orchid, Thai food
Barley House, restaurant and pub
Margaritas, mexican food and drinks
Hermanos, best margaritas ever

There's probably a few I've missed too...see, long list!!!

I have to say, I was impressed, and I started to see Concord a little differently...

1 comment:

Scott Bulger Photography said...

Hermanos is also home to the best authentic Mexican food north of Mexico.

I'm glad to see you are encouraged by what you are finding in our small city.