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Thanks to everyone who made it out for the 2017 Hyannis Village Christmas Stroll! Click on the link below for a great photo gallery from The Cape Cod Times.
This Saturday, November 25th, is Small Business Saturday. Hyannis Main Street is home to over 120 locally owned shops. With the holidays fast approaching, Saturday is the perfect opportunity to begin your shopping while supporting your favorite local businesses and maybe discovering some new ones!
Hyannis, MA – This year’s Hyannis Village Christmas Stroll will be Saturday, December 2nd, rain or shine. Activities will revolve around major events on Main Street and the Waterfront. For updates before and during the event, check the Hyannis Main Street Facebook page and website www.hyannismainstreet.com.
Saturday’s events kick off with a 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. seating with the family favorite “Breakfast with Santa” at the British Beer Company. Tickets are available at the British Beer Company and at the Hyannis Chamber of Commerce for $8.00 each and must be purchased in advance. Breakfast with Santa is sponsored by the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce.
A very exciting addition to this year’s stroll is the “Little Lorusso Skating Rink”! Lace up your own skates or choose from the collection of (free) loaners and experience outdoor skating on the Street! Warm up with a cup of hot cocoa in “The Daily Paper” warming house; an inflatable structure serving up both goodies and warmth!
Watch as a local artist, “Chip” carves ice sculptures at the JFK Hyannis Museum, take a break and listen as members of the Hyannis Rotary Club read Christmas stories, watch a candy cane demonstration and write letters to Santa at Kandy Korner! Listen to the sounds of Sturgis Charter School’s “Jam Band” who will be performing electronic/rock versions of Christmas classics.
Santa will be arriving at noon by antique fire truck in front of Rockland Trust and Bella of Cape Cod. Santa will be meeting & greeting children outside Bella of Cape Cod until 1pm before heading over to Katie’s Ice Cream from 1:30pm- 2:30pm for another meet and greet session.
There will be a variety of free activities throughout the day including the annual Cookie Stroll Contest in which visitors can vote for their favorite cookie from participating businesses and Santa’s Reindeer Roundup, a scavenger hunt to find all of Santa’s hidden reindeer with prizes for participants. Cranberry Shores Carolers and a new addition this year is Centertonix, an a cappella group from Cotuit Center for the Arts, will be singing throughout the street & there will be food sampling from various restaurants. Face painting, plenty of children’s arts & crafts activities throughout the street and Trolley rides will be offered to take visitors around the downtown.
Enjoy the fun custom wreaths on the street poles along Main Street that have been designed by the talented children of the Barnstable High School special needs program.
Santa’s Boat Parade will immediately follow the stroll. Beginning at 3:15 PM, there will be chowder, hot chocolate, coffee and cookies for sale, holiday music by Cool 102, and children’s arts and crafts at the harbor. At 4:30p.m., weather permitting, everyone will gather at Bismore Park at the docks to enjoy the beautifully decorated boat parade. See the boats enter the harbor as harbor businesses and homes light up to welcome Santa. There will be free parking near Bismore Park, plus food, drinks and music. At 5:00 Santa will arrive by boat and make his way to the Visitor Center where he will meet & greet children. Winners of the Best Decorated Boat will be announced at 5:30 PM. If there is inclement weather, check the BID Facebook page for updates on the boat parade.
Visit www.hyannismainstreet.com for a detailed program of events. Presented by The Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District, The Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce, The Greater Hyannis Civic Association and The Hyarts District with The Town of Barnstable and by a number of local businesses and organizations.
Hyannis BID raises the bar, names Cape Cod Chamber’s Patti Lloyd as ‘Citizen of the Year’
Among the 2017 achievements of which it is most proud, the Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District helped move Hyannis’ rating on Trip Advisor from a “very good” to “excellent.”
“We have to keep moving,” Executive Director Elizabeth Wurfbain told a BID breakfast meeting Wednesday at Embargo in Hyannis. “Same plus same equals same.”
Wurfbain held up Cape Cod Healthcare’s forthcoming $4 million investment and 200 jobs in the West End of Hyannis, along with the prospect of a new Sea Captains Row of cottage-style apartments by CapeBuilt Development coming to Pleasant Street in the East End.
In addition, Wurfbain said, Common Ground is going to expand, Rockland Trust is renovating the building at the West End rotary, and the Cape Cod Children’s Museum is interested in a downtown location.
She pointed to an emerging image of “young and happening,” with Sturgis High School students mixing with Hyannis Main Street businesses like Ben & Jerry’s, now in its 30th year, she said.
Wurfbain added that the BID plans to install an artificial ice skating rink downtown this holiday season.
Patti Lloyd, vice president of Sales at the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, won the BID’s Citizen of the Year Award for “tirelessly advocating and entertaining sports teams, conferences, and bus tours” and acting as an all-around “Energizer bunny.”
Mark Corliss won the “Business that Shines Like A Beacon” award for setting an example of excellence in product and transformation and helping people on a national level through his breast reclamation work at Spilt Milk.
Vincent Long of Cape Cod Melody Tent won the Cynthia Cole Award for passion and perseverance in working to develop the BID’s Monday Night Singer Songwriter Series, a “win-win” for grassroots community and commercial partnerships.
With BPD Sgt. Jennifer Ellis accepting on his behalf, Barnstable Police Chief Paul MacDonald was recognized for bringing about positive change during his 30 years of on the force, and for always putting the local community first.
“MacDonald is very humble,” Wurfbain said. “I know he’s all about his force.”
Comprised of 120 locally-owned businesses, the Greater Hyannis BID is one of 2,000 organizations of its kind nationwide, “a community, heart and soul,” Wurfbain said.
Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority was the principle sponsor of Wednesday’s meeting.
The BID thanked Stan Hodkinson, vice president of Government Banking at Cape Cod Five Cent Savings Bank, for entering his 11th year as the organization’s treasurer.
The Town of Barnstable’s Planning & Development Department announces the release of twoeconomic development resource tools for new business attraction and development. The newly re-designed Business Barnstable website and the Barnstable Business & Permitting Guide werecreated for companies and entrepreneurs interested in opening a business in Barnstable, the commercial hub of Cape Cod.
The Business Barnstable website (www.BusinessBarnstable.com) provides an online comprehensive one-stop resource to assist with new business start-up or expansion, and sends a clear message that Barnstable is ‘Open for Business’. Sections within this easily-navigable siteinclude: “The Barnstable Advantage”; “Business Development and Permitting”; and “Business Assistance and Resources” and contain links to key resources at the Town, State and Federal levels.
The Barnstable Business & Permitting Guide is a user-friendly reference guide to help small businesses looking to locate within Barnstable navigate through the municipal permitting, licensing and zoning process. This interdepartmental collaboration answers many commonly asked questions when opening such businesses as retail, food establishments, service and office entities. It contains information about licensing, permits, regulatory review,and business certificates, as well as checklists and key contact information.
“These business resource tools are easy to navigate and offer pertinent information for anyone looking to do business in Barnstable, from the small ‘mom & pop’ shops to a corporate enterprise” said Mike Trovato, the Town’s Economic Development Specialist. “While Hyannis is our commercial hub, there are areas in each of the seven villages of Barnstable that are unique from each other, offering a diversified palette of opportunities for business owners to choose from.”
Under the direction of Planning & Development Director Elizabeth Jenkins, the Town is developing a progressive marketing plan with a goal to draw attention to Barnstable and its seven villages as a viable location for a number of different business models including the creative and blue economies, healthcare, financial services,light manufacturing, as well as tourism-based hospitality, retail and food establishments.
For more information about these tools or Barnstable’s economic development program in general, please visit www.BusinessBarnstable.com or contact Economic Development Specialist, Mike Trovato at 508.862.4791 or Michael.Trovato@Town.Barnstable.MA.US.
So many fantastic deals at shops, museums, and restaurants this Saturday on Shop Local Day!!!
Little Miss Cupcape- 15% off purchases
Islands- 20% off purchases
Shift Eco Boutique- 25% off home goods and 10% off sale items
Bennett Gallery- 25% off purchases
The Silver Seahorse- 10% off purchases
Cellar Leather- 15% off purchases
Chelsea’s Swimwear and Apparel- 20% off one item or buy one, get one ½ off multiple items
Twin Brooks Golf Course- 2 for 1 special, pay for one round, get the second one free, must use same day as purchase
JFK Hyannis Museum- 10% gift shop purchases
Tap City Grille- $6 off lunch for two, food bill must be greater than $20 before discount, 11:30 to 3 pm
Solstice Day Spa- Sale on Glo Mineral cosmetics-buy one, get your second item free (lesser priced item is the bonus item, cannot be combined with any other offer. No cash value, not valid on previous purchases)
SeaBreezes Clothing- 20% off purchases
Allium- 20% off purchases
KKatie’s Burger Bar Hyannis- $30 gift card for $25
Mrs. Mitchell’s Gifts- 10% off purchases
Mrs. M’s Summer House- 10% off purchases
Seaporium- 20% off retail items, 10% off vintage finds
Red Fish Blue Fish Cape Cod- 20% off purchases
SoHo Arts Company- 20% off purchases
Directions- 20% off clothing purchases
Plush & Plunder- All Hawaiian shirts just $10
Bella of Cape Cod- Free gift with $25 purchase
Boarding House- Entire store 10% off, excluding sale price items. Buy one get one free on select sandals, buy one get one free on select men’s shorts. Select winter jackets and pants are 40% off.
Seaside Selections- 10% off purchases
The Board of Directors of the Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District Request Your Presence at
The Annual Meeting
Election of Officers — Awards — Year in Review Presentation
Wednesday October 25, 2017
emBargo, 453 Main Street, Hyannis
Please RSVP by calling 508.775.7982 or emailing
by Friday, October 20th!
Our annual fundraiser was wonderful at The West End, thank you to all for coming to support Hyannis Main Street.
Photos courtesy of the Barnstable Patriot.
The Barnstable Patriot recently published an article about Hyannis Main Street’s certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor. Main Street received this distinction because of our great reviews from visitors, we are so proud that they have enjoyed and embraced Main Street and all that it has to offer for locals and tourists alike!
Click below for a great article from the Barnstable Patriot about a Main Street staple, Cellar Leather has been a part of Main Street since 1980 and we couldn’t be happier to have them!
New North Street Offices
In an effort to improve working conditions, as well as help revitalize the village of Hyannis, we will be relocating 225 Cape Cod Healthcare jobs to a downtown location at 297 North Street at the west end of Hyannis. This move is scheduled to take place in early 2018.
The newly renovated office spaces will accommodate members of the Finance, Marketing and Strategy divisions of CCHC. These departments will be located in the building adjacent to the existing offices of the Physician Hospital Organization, increasing our presence and economic support of this area with an influx of more full-time, professional jobs.
We heard from many employees who are currently working at the Comm Way facility that with the growth and complexity of the departments, office space there is at a premium. We hope to alleviate this issue with the relocation of the 225 employees to North Street. Following the move early next year, Comm Way will become an expanded hub for our growing IT operations.
By centralizing the three departments at 297 North Street, we hope to create:
- Better efficiencies
- Modern work spaces
- A nurturing work environment
Not only does this move provide us with better efficiencies and better working conditions, we are also following through on our commitment to be a good corporate neighbor in our community. We have long been dedicated to the economic health of Hyannis and our community. In recent years, we have taken steps to improve and beautify our campus and other facilities in Hyannis and throughout Cape Cod. We have worked closely with the Hyannis Chamber of Commerce and the Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District to support revitalization efforts throughout the town.
This initiative is a win-win for all: CCHC, the community and our workforce. We understand that safe, comfortable and functional work spaces are important to all of us, and we will continue to listen to our employees and respond to your concerns in constructive and creative ways.
More than 90,000 people are expected on a mile-long stretch of Hyannis’ Main Street on Sunday to see a larger number of classic vehicles than ever for the 23rd annual Hyannis Father’s Day Car Show.
Crowdfunding, state partnership becomes model for downtown beautification efforts.
Dance up and down a car-free Main Street at the second Hyannis Open Streets of 2017 on Sunday, May 21, from noon to 5 p.m.
They took to the street on bikes, rollerblades, skateboards and – simply – on foot by sneakered foot.
Hundreds gathered on Main Street, Hyannis Sunday for the third Open Streets event since September of last year.
The Barnstable Licensing Authority on Monday granted to Villa Noble LLC a license to open an upscale restaurant called The West End, at 20 Scudder Ave., the former location of The Paddock Restaurant.
The Cape Symphony is partnering with the JFK Hyannis Museum Foundation to present a celebratory concert next month, in recognition of the former president’s 100th birthday.
Katie Kimball is now the owner and manager of Katie’s Ice Cream, 570 Main St., Hyannis. The succession makes her the second generation to own the downtown ice cream stand, according to a statement about the change.
David Noble and Jen Villa have purchased the Nor’Easter and will reopen the 20 Scudder Ave. restaurant as The West End in June. Noble is the owner of emBargo, a Main Street bar and tapas restaurant; Villa is an artist and owner of The Local Juice, a cold-pressed juice bar on South Street. The restaurant will bring a “curated” dining experience to Hyannis’ west end, Villa said, with a farm-to-table concept inspired by locally sourced ingredients.
Freddie and Maryna Chavez, who own and operate the Food Port International Market at Main and Ocean streets, launched the Ocean Street Café, “a local deli with a European twist,” on Feb. 18.
5 out of the 13 are on Cape Cod!
Before supermarkets and sprawling malls, a town’s main street was the center of community life and business. Massachusetts is lucky to still have plenty of bustling, beautiful main streets that ooze old-fashioned charm. Check out these main streets across the state that are packed with places to shop, eat and people-watch!