Monday, December 17, 2012

Downtown Laconia - Open for Business!

In case you've missed it as it's been airing on 7 different area television channels, here's the video for Downtown Laconia - Open for Business. Thanks to Charlie Bullerwell of All My Life Jewelers for the upload. See if you can name all the businesses shown; leave a note in the comments. We're open in Downtown, and happy to see you!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Last Minute Local Shopping

It's beginning to look a lot like...those panicky few days left to shop before Christmas! Downtown Laconia merchants are up to the challenge of your final shopping list, and there's so much to choose from! If you need a snack or a meal, did you know that there are seven restaurants within an easy walk of the center of Downtown? There is something for everyone. Remember that the dollars you spend locally stay local, and you support your neighbors who live and work right here in   the Lakes Region.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Join us for the Holiday Open House Festivities!

There is so much going on in Downtown Laconia this Saturday! The start of the Frozen 5K, sponsored by MC Cycle and Sport on Main Street is the start of the Open House activities at many downtown locations. Merchants are offering deals and discounts, refreshments and more. It's a great opportunity to do your holiday shopping with local independent businesses as well as the chance to support some great local charities.

Did you know that you can have lunch and create a painting at The Downtown Deli? Artist Larry Frates is doing a Paint Along Lunch, and Elisa is already planning the Deli's famous Chicken Rice Soup as well as an Apple Squash alternative, and Drew is making his famous chili. Elisa's also experimenting with new cookie recipes, including a beer and bacon chocolate ganache creation that's amazing! The Studio on Canal Street will have refreshments all day, live music by Bob McCarthy in the afternoon and complimentary chair massage by Nancy Lee in the morning. You can enjoy a wine tasting and fresh hot roasted chestnuts at All My Life Jewelers, and Jim Daubenspeck is making his delightful leather shoe bell decorations again this year. Visit LaBelle's Shoe Repair for them, and to say hello to Jim! Take some time to stroll around and visit the new businesses and old, enjoy the holiday cheer, help a neighbor and support local independent business all in one convenient location.
 Downtown Laconia: it's Main Street - and more!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Welcome to Laconia Main Street!

Welcome to Laconia Main Street, the Lakes Region's best-kept secret for shopping, dining, services and recreation! While we build a better website for the new year, you should enjoy the updates here.

Saturday November 24th brings bands, dancers, vintage cars and more to our Main Street in the annual Holiday Parade! The parade starts in the south end of town and continues down Main Street, ending up with Santa's arrival in Veteran's Square for the traditional lighting of the Christmas Tree! With new lights, it's sure to be a focal point of downtown visiting. Many downtown merchants will be open before, during and after the parade - come early and stay late to visit them! There are several new and newly moved businesses, too -- don't miss them!

The Laconia Main Street Initiative is hosting its annual Holiday Open House on Saturday December 8th. Participating merchants welcome you to browse and shop local independent businesses, offering holiday specials, refreshments and unbeatable service from people whom you know -- and who know you!

We're building a better downtown for Laconia, and a better website to match. Watch for it in the new year, and visit our brick and mortar locations today, whether you need a gift, a service or just a smile! Laconia Main Street - it's Main Street, and more!

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