The lights are on and the doors are open in downtown Hingham after what seemed like an eternity for shop owners, service providers and all the other businesses, as well as the entire community.
The Hingham community and beyond is looking forward to the reopening of long-closed local restaurants, especially with the arrival of summer. While only temporary new or expanded outdoor seating is possible in the current phase of Gov. Charlie Baker's restaurant reopening plan, there couldn't be a better time of year or more beautiful weather for restaurant owners who wish to take that step.
The streets of Downtown Hingham got a holiday decoration facelift this year. The 80 lampposts that line North, South, Main and Central streets will be wearing all new greenery, lights and bows for the holiday season.
The annual Miracle on Main Street Gala not only raises funds for the popular Christmas in the Square celebration but is also a great way to kick off the holiday season while having a great time with other members of the community -- all for a good cause.
Work on the once over-grown former Settles Glass site in downtown Hingham is progressing since the building was torn down this summer. And while the building is still nowhere near final completion, two of the four residential units have already been sold. "Two remain!" said Matt Falconeiri of Falconeiri Construction -- the local builder/developer for the project.
Downtown Hingham offers a wide variety of festive events throughout the year. Christmas in the Square is one of the most cherished events of the year that is organized and presented by the Hingham Downtown Association. This group of business owners works together to create a vibrant downtown and promotes a strong sense of community. What you may not realize is that Christmas in the Square is fully-funded by the Downtown Association. This joyful and beloved holiday tradition brings people of all ages together to kick-off and celebrate the holiday season.
A second Euro Mart in Hingham will open in the old Sub Galley location soon and will to offer another place to eat in downtown Hingham. The old Sub Galley shop location will soon be a new place to eat in downtown Hingham.
Aja Amontea is the founder and owner of Fig.A, a new women's shop in Downtown Hingham. We recently had the chance to catch up with her about the new shop and the inspiration for it.