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Crane Museum Opens Retail Store
03:08PM / Monday, November 25, 2013
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DALTON, Mass. — The Crane Museum of Papermaking opens a new retail store on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Housed in what was formerly Crane's stainless steel fabrication shop, the space has been transformed into 500 square feet of retail, which is accessed through the museum.

"We're very excited about this project," said Crane Museum Director Peter Hopkins. "Almost without fail, visitors to the museum want to purchase Crane stationery. We're pleased to bring them a generous assortment."

The store is stocked with dozens of Crane's engraved holiday cards, as well as initial notes and cards,

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Decor Store With Local Motives Opens In North Adams
By John Durkan,
08:30PM / Thursday, July 25, 2013
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Ashley Priester took her passion for locally produced crafts and has channeled that into a small business.   Her store, AP Home Decor and More, located at 10 Ashland St., opened on Monday and on Saturday will have its grand opening.   Priester said the idea for a store came about as her house began to run out of room for crafting and friends encouraged her to open a business. Renee Tassone, owner of Eat to Total Health, encouraged Priester to take a chance at the spot next door to her business.   "I just went for it," Priester said.   Aside from her candles, the

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Caligari Opens Luxury Linens Store in Great Barrington
05:26PM / Monday, May 13, 2013
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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — William Caligari has opened Linen, a luxury linens store, at 105 Main St.

The president of William Caligari Interiors and The Drapery Workroom said his newest venture offers the finest luxury linens for bed, bath and table to retail customers in the region.

"Linen is bringing a carefully selected line of leading international and European fabrics to the Berkshires," said Caligari. "We believe that the market for really beautiful home furnishings in the region was calling out for this."

Linen will be working closely with sister company The Drapery Workroom, a full-service fabrication studio, at 85 Main St. in providing

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Denim Depot's Grand Opening Set for Feb. 2
By John Durkan,
12:05AM / Friday, February 01, 2013
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Tom Quinton's soon-to-be-open Denim Depot sets to offer an "affordable alternative" to high-price denim.

"It's a type of thing most people can appreciate," Quinton, a North Adams native, said of his roughly 600 square-foot store located at the Oasis Plaza on the corner of Ashland Street and American Legion Drive.   The shop's grand opening is set for Saturday, Feb. 2, with store hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The initial regular hours will be from Tuesday to Saturday, 10 to 5, but Quinton said he'll be considering offering later hours on certain days, like

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North Adams Shop Offers Geological 'Treasures'
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08:10PM / Friday, September 14, 2012
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — For years, Marcia Brown and her husband, Mark, have been bringing interesting bits of the planet back from their vacations.

Now they've turned their hobby into a business — Berkshire Geological Treasures. The shop in the Oasis Plaza on American Legion Drive opens Saturday at 10 a.m. with a ribbon cutting and free raffles.

"There's nothing like this in the area," said Brown on Friday. "It's something my husband and I

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