Yoga on Paddle Boards, Drink Orders Via Facebook 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.


Martino, who owns  on Route 1, has an agreement with  to . While asking the Peabody Licensing Board to approve that transfer, he’s simultaneously asking for the lesser package store license. Both points have raised some eyebrows on the board.



And now, Aviv is set to unveil a  for senior care off Lynnfield Street next month. Aviv spokesperson Liz Polay-Wettengel says the 120,000-square-foot Waldfogel Health Center will be officially opening Sept. 9. That same day, all patients at Aviv's two Swampscott facilities will also be relocated over to Peabody.


Peabody Patch recently chatted with Amanda Bavaro, who recently opened up Mind and Body Integration Therapies. The new health and wellness spa is located at 1 Roosevelt Ave.

She said: “Mind and Body Integration Therapies was opened in April 2012. My goal was to maximize one’s own potential mentally, physically and spiritually by using different bodywork modalities. These modalities include deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, crystal healing, crystal massage, Reiki, meditation, magnified healing and more.”


But as the first ever consignment shop to open in Danvers over twenty eight years ago, Melanson at 75, was not nearly ready to throw in the towel on the business she has loved from the day she bought it from the original owner in 1984.

With a lot of help from her daughters, and some additional little luck finding the perfect space to relocate to, Margarets Place is back on track, and better than ever.


SUP East Coast Style owners Leah Beth Goodman and Christos Douroudis began offering open-water pilates and yoga classes earlier this summer and the response from the local community, they said, has been tremendous.



The shop offers 10 flavors of frozen yogurt, an 18-foot-long toppings bar with 30 toppings ranging from fresh fruit and nuts to cereals and candy, an outdoor seating area, and its signature feature wall with changing colors.

This store, unlike any other, has a private party room which will enable Swizzles of Swampscott to provide fun birthday parties.



Will Burns, chief executive officer at advertising company Ideasicle, on a recent Friday : “I'd like the following drink prepared, already on the bar, and ready for me at exactly 5:00: Plymouth martini, up, olive, dry as a bone, shaken like your life depends on it. I'll be wearing the "Nothing is unthinkable" T-shirt in my profile pic. Good luck. Oh, and you can keep the change."

And that is what happened, Burns said the next morning.


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