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The Great Billboard Dispute, a $20,000 Comic Book and More North Shore Business News

Here's a round-up of business news from around the North Shore.

Have you noticed a new store while driving around the North Shore recently? Patch loves small business and we try to cover every new opening. Here is a look at some recent business openings and happenings on the North Shore.

Have you noticed a new shop and have been wondering what it is? Leave us a note in the comment section and we will check it out.

MARBLEHEAD

Selectmen approve transfer of unneeded VFW liquor license to new restaurant (which will have a movie theater too).

Marblehead Museum Now Selling a Taste of the 18th Century

The Marblehead Museum and Historical Society is now selling a variety of historic jams on Washington Street.

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SWAMPSCOTT

Restaurant Coming to Former Blockbuster Site

A Qdoba Mexican Grill restaurant will open in a portion of the former Blockbuster store on Paradise Road

Mass Maritime Boat Inventory

Check out the list of boats for sale at the maritime school


Boat of the Week: a 1924 Schooner

The boat has an interesting history and will take some wealth to buy.

Popo's Reopens With a New Color and New Products

A fresh fruit bar and a lactose/gluten/fat/cholesterol-free treat join the hot dogs, ice cream and yogurt line-up at the Humphrey Street restaurant.


PEABODY


Council Rejects Second Proposal to Resolve Billboard Dispute

City councilors again panned an offer from Total Outdoor Corp. to settle the matter and say it will have to play out in court if the entertainment company refuses to move the structure to its proper location.

Frozen Yogurt Bars Popping Up Across Peabody

They seem to be sprouting everywhere across the North Shore, most recently in Peabody. Before summer arrives, there will be four self-serve frozen yogurt bars in the Tanner City.

FIAT of Peabody Finally Finds a Home in Peabody

The former home of North Shore Lincoln-Mercury now has sporty little European cars filling the lot.

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SALEM


For Sale in Salem: A $20K Comic Book

We stopped by Salem's Harrison's Comics and Collectibles Wednesday afternoon to take a closer look at a $20,000 comic book.

Witch Doctor Glass Shop Thriving in Downtown Salem

Only in Salem...

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BEVERLY


Will You Shop at Beverly's 5th Chain Pharmacy?

When the new Walgreens is complete, Beverly will have two Walgreens stores, two CVS stores and a Rite Aid.

Share Your Opinions About Downtown Beverly

Beverly Main Streets is looking for feedback and opinions from people who live, work, shop or dine in downtown Beverly in its first community survey in five years.

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DANVERS


Former Church Due to be Torn Down Soon

The former Methodist church at 78 Holten St. will soon be demolished to make way for a new cafe with apartments above it.

What Should Go Here at 51 Needham Rd?

This property has been empty for several years and plans for a new seafood restaurant are no longer on the table.

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HAMILTON-WENHAM


Wenham Mansion Becomes Home to Ralph Lauren Photo Shoot

Ralph Lauren came to a Wenham mansion to shoot photos of its 2013 fall collection.

Richdale in Wenham has now sold its first bottle of wine and six-pack of beer.

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LYNNFIELD


Iconic Route 1 Restaurant The Ship Has Re-Opened

Longtime Lynnfield landmark opened last month featuring seafood, Italian and international cuisine. Business in a soft opening mode at the outset.

Jeanne's Bakeshop Donates to Haven From Hunger

Lynnfield business donated a portion of Thursday's sales to local hunger relief organization.

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WAKEFIELD


Wakefield Rotary Helps Supply Dominican School

Local club members providing $5,000 for equipment at new school in impoverished region of the Dominican Republic.

Wakefield Chamber Launches New Radio Show

Welcome to Wakefield show airs Sunday mornings from 6:30 to 7 a.m.

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ANDOVER


Real School of Music Opens in Andover [VIDEO]

The Real School of Music opened in Dundee Park this past weekend with a full line-up of musical acts from students as well as notable musician Robin Lane.

Andover Resident's Business Helps Grownups Date Online

Resident Deborah Sloan is aiming to help the 40-plus crowd with online dating through profile assistance.

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NORTH ANDOVER


PanelClaw Announces New Initiatives

The new policies are aimed at surging ahead in the solar market.

Local Bakery Closes its Doors

You can no longer get your fresh baked goods at DeFusco & Son Italian Bakery.

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