We’re a little over halfway through our spotlight of the Pedestrian Mall businesses. So far we’ve hit Red Line Cafe, Trolley Depot, Emporium 32, New England Dog Biscuit Company, Aroma Sanctum, Village Tavern, Modern Millie, Wicked Good Books, Village Silversmith, Pamplemousse, Polonus, Bewitched, Omen, and FreakyElegant. We thought we knew already knew a lot about these local storefronts, but we have been learning SO MUCH this week!
Have we missed your favorite “best kept secret” on the Pedestrian Mall? We still have more to share, but we want to hear from you!
If you haven’t been following along, here’s what we’ve learned so far during our #pedmallspotlight:
With even more construction going on this week, we’re going to be doing a little series focusing specifically on the Pedestrian Mall. Stay tuned for some of our favorite “lesser known facts” about these awesome local businesses. (Note: if you are a downtown business outside of the ped mall, don’t fret! We will be doing a series like this for all parts of the downtown this year, plus we’ll still be doing our usual general promo of downtown businesses and special events. #pedmallspotlight #shopsmall #shoplocal #salemmainstreets #salemma
Ok, Ped Mall lovers, let’s start this day off right! Did you know that, in addition to their delicious coffee drinks, crepes, sandwiches, and salads, @redlinecafe also has a range of incredible sweet treats baked fresh daily (AND ice cream!)? This chocolate mousse mouse cake is Kylie’s particular weakness. #pedmallspotlight #shopsmall #shoplocal #moussecakemousecake #salemmainstreets #salemma
@trolleydepot is often known for their souvenirs, but locals may not know that they also carry a huge array of ornaments, the highly coveted and collectible @byerschoiceltd carolers, and one of the biggest selections of zany socks we’ve ever seen. #pedmallspotlight #shoplocal #shopsmall #allthosesocks #salemmainstreets #salemma
Did you know that @emporium32 was a street fair vendor in Salem for SIX years before they moved into their Central St storefront last year? One of many reasons we love our street fairs and markets – they can give local entrepreneurs a chance to develop their brand, vision, and audience enough to be truly competitive and fill our downtown vacancies. If you haven’t visited them yet, prepare to be amazed! #pedmallspotlight #shopsmall #shoplocal #salemmainstreets #salemma
Most of us know that @nedogbiscuit makes the cutest and most creative dog biscuits around, but did you know that they’re all baked and hand-decorated IN the store? People are always amazed to see the mixers and ovens right there in the back of the store. #pedmallspotlight #salemlovesdogs #shoplocal #shopsmall #salemmainstreets #salemma
The mind-boggling number of natural fragrances and essential oils at @aromasanctum means you’re guaranteed to find “your” custom scent. For an additional cost, Akuura can even help match your favorite discontinued scent from another producer. #pedmallspotlight #shopsmall #shopsmall #salemmainstreets #salemma
@modernmillieshop may be best known for their vintage and retro selection, but did you know that they also carry contemporary on-trend consignment? You can find Kate Spade and J. Crew dresses, name-brand jeans, and so much more!! #pedmallspotlight #shoplocal #shopsmall #salemretail #salemmainstreets #salemma
We found out today that statuaries make up almost 50% of Bewitched in Salem’s inventory! The range and number of statues in the store is truly amazing. Thanks to Bewitched for this picture, as my camera was just not doing them justice. #pedmallspotlight #shopsmall #shoplocal #salemmainstreets #salemma