Keith Smith grew tired of being a number. Nearly seven years ago, he left the corporate world to take over Gunn’s Body Shop when former owner Vickie Gunn retired. Gunn’s father, Marvin, started the business in 1959. Smith stuck with the original name though body work on a car represents just a portion of business. … Continue reading “Gunn’s Body Shop passes from one family to the next with the same pride in customer service”

Jenny Crittenden, Executive Director of Gloucester’s Main Street Preservation Trust, will become the Senior Vice President of Retail Alliance in Norfolk, effective Jan. 3, 2022. Crittenden spent nearly 16 years at the Gloucester nonprofit, growing what was once a fledging startup organization into a national model for downtown revitalization. She also served as part-time Director … Continue reading “Gloucester Main Street Preservation Trust’s Jenny Crittenden Accepts New Role at Retail Alliance”

Research Shows Emotional Benefits of Flowers, Smith’s Florist & Gift Shoppe Encourages everyone to ‘Petal It Forward On October 20, 2021, Smith’s Florist and Gift Shoppe in partnership with Helping the Homeless will be Petaling it Forward. Wrapped bouquets will be provided to the first 100 people who bring in one or more food items … Continue reading “Pedal It Forward”

A cool new event coming to Main Street means a cool new souvenir cup and thanks to Split Enz Salon, that’s what event attendees will receive! Owner, Samantha Smith decided to pull double duty when Gloucester Main Street Association made plans to debut LAST CALL BEFORE FALL with the lawn of the salon being the … Continue reading “Split Enz Salon is ready to toast with you”

Labor Day weekend is a welcome respite for most of us, but first responders and military don’t take a holiday from giving back. That’s among the many reasons Phillips Energy wanted to sponsor a tent for both groups at Last Call Before Fall, the Gloucester Main Street event set for Sunday, Sept. 5 from noon-5 … Continue reading “Phillips Energy Will Celebrate First Responders, Military with Sponsor Tent at Last Call Before Fall”


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