Town Talk

South Mass. Street store offering coffee with a kick, plus other CBD products

I thought spiked coffee was something you kept a secret. (Umm, I don’t know why that coffee cup combusted when it got near an open flame.) But there’s a new retailer that has the offering front and center. But, no, the coffee isn’t spiked with alcohol. American Shaman has opened its ...

Old liquor store on Massachusetts Street set to become jiujitsu studio

After spending 3 1/2 years in a motor home as a “nomad jiujitsu instructor,” maybe it is not surprising that Robert Riley ended up at a Lawrence liquor store. But no, this is not one of those types of stories. Riley actually is turning the old liquor store building into a jiujitsu studio, ...

With both funk and vintage, antique shop opens in East Lawrence

The hoopla in Washington, D.C. is about an impeachment inquiry. The Hoopla in East Lawrence is, oddly, about paper dolls of Richard Nixon. If you are confused, I can’t really explain presidential paper dolls, but I can tell you that Hoopla is the name of a new East Lawrence boutique. ...

Local baker files plans to open doughnut shop across the street from Lawrence High

As construction work continues at Lawrence High, I have news that may cause leaders there to consider adding one more project to the list: A warehouse to store nothing but Wet Wipes. Plans have been filed for a doughnut shop to locate directly across the street from LHS — and yes, it will ...

Beauty academy to locate in downtown; retail shop owner buys vacant Buckle building

This is the time of year where I sometimes do have luck finding a cheap facial. It is called a Halloween mask. But soon, cheap facials and a whole lot of other spa services, will become a year-round offering at Ninth and Massachusetts streets. Elegant Design Beauty Academy is hoping to make ...