Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The new, bright hair salon is the only original tenant to return to the Gateway Building on Humphrey Street.
Raina Morgan and her stylists will be back working their hair color magic any day now. Raina's Hair Color Studio by the Sea is the lone business from the former Gateway Building to return after fire destroyed the original Gateway in March 2011. Her new Humphrey Street shop is bright, roomy and high ceilinged with touches of old and new. "We call it industrial meets shabby chic," said Morgan. She looked around the roomy room. Light green and light blue and black predominate. The salon looks open and elegant and understated. Her cousin the mason built a brick wall at the back, a sturdy flourish that says permanence and harkens back to the former shop — Raina's Hair Color Cafe. A chandelier hung from the ceiling. Each of her five stylists…
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Three major projects are underway and soon they will be joined by a fourth.
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Saturday, April 21, 2012
Construction projects big and small are underway on Humphrey Street. Crews are digging and drilling, surveying and setting forms all within about a mile of each other. From the Gateway property to the pumping station no fewer than three major projects and two minor projects are in motion. A fourth major project on Humphrey, installation of underground and above ground utility lines, including fiber optics, is expected to start within a week or so, said Swampscott Fire Chief Kevin Breen. The fire chief and Police Chief Ron Madigan were at the site of the new police station on Tuesday. They met with utility company representatives to talk about the best place to locate utilities for the new police station, said the police chief. Crews are …
Monday, August 22, 2011
Swampscott Patch will present a weekly series of interviews with business owners who, temporarily, lost their livelihoods in the March fire that destroyed the Gateway building on Humphrey Street.
Swampscott Patch will present a weekly series of interviews with business owners who lost their businesses in the March fire that destroyed the Gateway building on Humphrey Street. Plans are in the works to rebuild on the footprint of the old building at the corner of Humphrey and Redington streets. Half of the former tenants who called the previous building home have moved into new Humphrey Street locations, continuing to practice their crafts and offer their services. In this Phoenix story we talk to the owners about the challenges they faced and where they are in their recoveries. The first installment will be Wednesday.