Downtown Hingham, with its picturesque streetscape and proximity to the harbor, is a dream location for the entrepreneurs who took the leap to start from scratch and build their businesses to serve this vibrant local community. Hingham’s downtown can be considered a small business incubator, of sorts.
The weather feels like mid-summer and we’ve all flung open our windows, doors, and arms, welcoming family and friends to long-awaited visits and gatherings. This time of year always feels celebratory in Hingham and the energy is even more festive than usual. Our picturesque, active waterfront, charming Downtown and definition-of-Americana Fourth of July festivities offer so many options for entertaining or just enjoying an ideal summer day.
June is brimming with extra excitement this year for Hingham High School graduating seniors and their families. Graduation will be held on its scheduled day, June 5 -- with 4 guests per student -- and since the majority of seniors are vaccinated and state mandates have been lifted, they received very recent notice an actual prom will be held on June 8.
The last year-and-a-half has been a roller coaster on many levels for everyone, to say the least. The good news is with the grand entrance of a beautiful spring, we are moving into better, more stable times and it’s reflected in the positive vibe and bustle in downtown Hingham. Read more
Instead of emphasizing what won’t be happening —- for obvious reasons -- there is a bright side for everyone to know about and something for all to enjoy in Downtown this season.
We often feel we’re overindulging or unproductive by stepping away from the to-dos packed into our calendars for an hour of exercise, a refreshing or rejuvenating skin treatment or whatever might please us. It’s time to put the necessity of pleasure on our must-do lists.
The opening of Salty Days Fish Co. will fulfill a longtime dream for Hingham resident Steve Flynn -- who is partnering with his wife, Amy, and two of their best friends to bring a neighborhood retail fish market to the downtown area.
With an online community forum on Wednesday, the town kicked off a public process of evaluating spaces and resources downtown and near the harbor in the hopes of making those areas both more vibrant and more environmentally sustainable.
A familiar store will reopen in downtown Hingham under new ownership after being forced to close due to the pandemic. “We want Chel Bella to feel like a place for all our clients to come home to, especially after life has changed so much over the past few months,” said new owner Lisa Lennon.
Snug owners Ed Brown and Ellen Nally Brown are excited that they will now be able to offer outdoor dining on the tunnel cap behind the Irish pub in downtown Hingham, possibly as soon as the Fourth of July weekend.