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DSW to the Mall and More North Shore Business News

Business news and happenings 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.

PEABODY

Shoe retailer DSW (Designer Shoes Warehouse) is opening a Peabody location in the . The mall says the store will be located in the lower level by the Food Court.

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The Scrivanos Group out of North Reading opened its brand new shop in October just up the road in a new plaza at  The location at 108 Newbury St. since then has sat vacant.

DANVERS

Customers can expect the same great quality and customer service the Torrances were known for at their former franchise, with the added advantage of shopping right out of their homes.

The Torrances have lived in Danvers for more than two decades, raising their daughter, Kimberley, a recent college graduate, here. The couple, who are both originally from Peabody, decided to open their window decor shop due to Lynn's special knack for home decorating.

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, owner of Solar Infusions on High Street, is running a new promotion to help folks continue catching the rays. Starting Aug. 13, customers will enjoy unlimited tanning for just $88 through the end of 2012.

“It’s a great deal,” he said. “People are getting about four and a half months for a really good price.”

Lejeune explained that many Solar Infusions clients begin tanning for cosmetic reasons. But when they discover the health benefits, he’s found, they continue with sessions.

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Target stores across the region are giving schools a shot at winning many $25 gift cards. Target, with a nearby location in Danvers at Liberty Tree Mall, is giving away a $25 gift card to schools each time the school gets 25 votes on the "Give with Target" app on its Facebook page. It is limited to one vote per person, per week so it really takes a broad group of support to rack up a few gift cards for your school. It includes both public and private schools.

SALEM

John Andrews, formerly the head chef and general manager at , now calls himself a "PR handyman," and he's taken on his new job with a love for business and the community.

"What I'm trying to do is really shed a spotlight on Salem, which in turn is benefitting my clients," he said. "I have a customer perspective and I also have a back of the house perspective…I can look at it from both sides of the fence."
And that perspective, according to Andrews, shifts depending on the client.

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