1. Easthampton: It’s Not the ‘New Northampton’

    Easthampton: It’s Not the ‘New Northampton’

    It was the food that brought Cynthia West to Easthampton. Well, sort of. It was the food, in the form of weekly visits to restaurants like Galaxy, Kisara, and others that gave West … well, a flavor of Easthampton and, eventually, the opinion that this was the place to bring a business she had been thinking about and dreaming about for some time. It’s called Sonnet & Sparrow, a “curated thrift store” she operates with her daughter, McKenzie West, in space that was once part of the historic, yet also somewhat notorious, Majestic Theater on Cottage Street. Notorious because 30 years ...

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    1. Now, we're moving like a bullet train, and I'm happy to be on it.
    2. Pretty early on in the process, we realized how much time and money went into creating this business and how important it was to be timely.
    3. We knew that, from everything the city had to offer, and logistically as well, this was the place we wanted to be.
    4. There weren't a lot of jobs back then.
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