On Saturday July 22, as part of this summer’s Lowell Walks series, Lowell Fire Department Capt. Jason Strunk led 98 people on a two hour tour touching on many of the major fires in the city’s history from the northern part of downtown up into the Acre/Little Canada. This post includes a slideshow of photos … Continue reading Lowell Walks – Major Fires
“The restaurant is a melting pot like Lowell,” Chef Daniel Wainaina said of Greenspoon, the Merrimack Street restaurant he opened in April with owner Tom Le. “I mean, just look at me – a Kenyan making a Banh Mi (Vietnamese) sandwich. That is so Lowell.” And that Banh Mi sandwich is pretty near perfect. Perfectly … Continue reading Fresh, Bold . . . Greenspoon
The first time one of Tracy Lévesque’s paintings arrived at the Loading Dock Gallery at Western Avenue Studios Peter Zimmerman knew he was in trouble. “I needed to know who she was,” said Zimmerman. “And if she was cute.” Over the next year, the glass artist and the painter were friends. Friends who … Continue reading Art & Love at Western Avenue
The trouble had been brewing for some time. There was great division among Irish settlers in Lowell’s Acre neighborhood. Those who had come from western Ireland settled along Lowell (now Market) and Lewis Streets. Those who had come from southern Ireland could be found on the other side of the Western Canal, along Fenwick and … Continue reading Lowell Irish
A Bacon-wrapped hot dog, brûléed brie, homemade fermented pineapple sauerkraut drizzled with a blackberry/rosemary gastrique; topped by fresh rosemary. It’s called the Buddha’s Belly. Just what you would expect to find at a hot dog cart in Downtown Lowell. No? Brad Thibodeau has been turning a lot of heads at his gourmet hot dog paradise … Continue reading Bacon,Bourbon,Berries and Brie?! Oh My!
No baby’s breath. No carnations. No dyed daises. The Flower Mill isn’t your grandmother’s flower shop. Joanna Hall isn’t your grandmother’s florist. The 31-year-old bespectacled, vibrantly tattooed Hall who once fronted a rock band may be the last person one would expect to open a flower shop in a city that has been the … Continue reading Joanna Hall – Flower Child