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District 45

July 2017, Lynn

District 45, located at 45 Lewis St. is a neighborhood spot. The restaurant’s executive chef, Corey O’Shea, is originally from Lynn and focuses on sourcing local ingredients— serving dishes such as squash carpaccio, pan-seared cod, crispy skin salmon, and blueberry-braised short ribs. Dessert includes a classic local product, Fluff: There’s a fried Fluffernutter sandwich, topped with a Nutella drizzle. Inside, the restaurant has a 36-foot mural on display from local artist Marcus Sebastiano. The image incorporates historical elements of Lynn, including the railroad, Fluff factory, and more.

 

The Hotel Salem

September 2017, Salem

This 44-room boutique hotel is located on Salem’s bustling Essex Street. Housed in a former department store space, the property has been outfitted in mid-century modern décor with vintage retail-inspired touches that hint at its stylish past.

An onsite restaurant, called Counter, which features a first floor main dining room, as well as rooftop bar and underground event facilities.

Rooms: 44

 

BareWolf Brewing

August 2017, Amesbury

Founded by father-and-son duo Paul and Stevie Bareford, BareWolf does 80% of its business via retail sales, but expects more of an even split between retail and in-house sales. Their lineup of beers includes a Belgian ale, brown ale, pale ale, and more, per the website.

 

Brewery Silvaticus

September 2017, Amesbury

Brewery Silvaticus is located in the Carriage Mills complex in downtown Amesbury, and features a taproom which serves full pints, plus crowlers to go, and has an outdoor beer garden on the Powwow River.

 

True North Ale Company

September 2017, Ipswich

True North founder Gary Rogers says he and his team boast a 1,700-square-foot taproom in which people can enjoy libations all year round.

 

East Regiment Beer Co.

Spring 2018, Salem

East Regiment Brewing Company’s space is located at 30 Church Street in Salem, and salutes the historical military organization in the area.  The brewery has a tasting room, outdoor seating, and basement brewing area.

 

House of Seven Gables 350th Anniversary

January – December 2018, Salem

In 1668, merchant and ship-owner John Turner built a house on Salem Harbor that was destined to become one of America’s most beloved historic homes. Designated a National Historic Landmark District in 2007, The House of the Seven Gables is best known today as the setting of world-renowned American author Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1851 novel.

In honor of its 350th anniversary, The House of Seven Gables will be running special programming throughout 2018 to feature its many historical and cultural contributions.

 

Garrison Inn

Summer 2018, Newburyport, MA

This downtown landmark hotel has been symbolic to Newburyport’s rich history and culture since its construction in 1809. Named in honor of the great American Abolitionist, William Lloyd Garrison, the Garrison Inn blends rich historic character, urban sophistication, outstanding breakfast and afternoon tea with personal, friendly, modern service. Set in the heart of Newburyport’s historic city center, this Luxury Boutique Hotel preserves the finest aspects of this iconic landmark building, reinventing the spaces within to create a dynamic fusion of past and present. It is listed on the national register of historic places.

 

The Roof at The Salem Hotel

Summer 2018, Salem

Unique among Salem restaurants, The Roof offers Salem’s only rooftop bar and restaurant serving the necessities — strong drinks and simple food. Located at the top of The Hotel Salem, this seasonal dining space features an outdoor kitchen and expansive views of Salem’s cobblestone streets and bustling harbor. Expect to find some of the best-crafted cocktails in the area, as well as tacos, ceviche, and oysters.

 

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Archer Hotel Burlington

Winter 2018, Burlington

Archer is a natural fit for this fashionable, and wonderfully walkable, neighborhood town center in Burlington, MA. With distinctive dining and unique shops, the Archer is an excellent location. Designed to showcase a signature industrial chic style that’s brimming with curated local touches, Archer’s 4-story boutique hotel greets guests with refined design, 147 luxe guest rooms and suites, thoughtful amenities, a lively cocktail bar and patio – and sincere service always.

Rooms: 147 rooms

 

Louisa May Alcott’s 150th Anniversary of Little Women

February – December 2018, Concord

The Orchard House in Concord, Massachusetts will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publishing of Little Women with a special programming designed to connect visitors and Louisa May Alcott enthusiasts with the life and times of the Alcott family, events include:

In addition to these anniversary programs, Orchard House has been working with the BBC  Masterpiece/PBS Little Women miniseries which airs in May 2018.