Olga Dunn Dance Co. to stay downtown

Olga Dunn Dance Co. to stay downtown

GREAT BARRINGTON— For the Olga Dunn Dance Company, downtown Great Barrington is home. Owner Olga Dunn said she ran the dance company and school out of a Main Street studio for 36 years. When the building that housed the studio was listed for sale, the company moved to the historic Great Barrington Train Station, where […]

Brothers open head shop for the home grower

GREAT BARRINGTON— As a burgeoning cannabis industry continues to blossom in Berkshire County, dispensaries aren’t the only new shops to open. Brothers Daniel and Max Lowenstein, who operate the county’s only cannabis accessory shop that also specializes in cannabis growing accessories, said they have high hopes of seeing other new business models take off as […]

Marble-ous merchandise

Marble-ous merchandise

SHEFFIELD — Susan Schneider is throwin’ shade. Lampshade, that is. For more than 25 years, the Manhattan native has been creating custom lampshades. The craft, however, was something she stumbled into. In the 1990s, Schneider owned decorative arts and antiques store in Newburyport that had a large collection of vintage textiles. Oftentimes, she’d find decorative […]

Rolling on the entrepreneurial road to success

Rolling on the entrepreneurial road to success

SHEFFIELD — A Sheffield woman has literally set the wheels in motion with her first venture at owning her own business. After nearly two decades of experience practicing veterinary medicine, most recently as the medical director of a Bristol, Connecticut practice that was owned and operated by one of the country’s largest corporations dedicated to […]

Partners in wine

Partners in wine

RICHMOND — A winery that traded its urban setting for a more rural one has finally settled into its new space in Richmond. Founded in 2011, Balderdash Cellars is a winery that first called the basement of a Pittsfield-based bakery its home. But even prior to establishing Balderdash as a formal business, making wine was […]

The Foundry is a holding tank for emerging artists in Berkshire County

The Foundry is a holding tank for emerging artists in Berkshire County

WEST STOCKBRIDGE — A new venue in town is bringing together emerging artists. Amy Brentano, of Richmond, purchased the former Diana Felber Art Gallery and attached sculpture studio on 2 Harris St. earlier this year for $535,000. Now renamed to “The Foundry,” Brentano plans to take the 3,600 square-foot space to bring together diverse artists […]

Tractor Supply opens its doors at Barrington Plaza

Tractor Supply opens its  doors at Barrington Plaza

GREAT BARRINGTON— A national chain has just opened its doors at the Barrington Plaza. Brentwood, Tennessee-based Tractor Supply Co. has taken up residency at 546 Stockbridge Road in the remaining space formerly occupied Kmart, which closed in December 2016. Since then, the building was subdivided into two spaces. The first tenant, Marshalls, opened November 2017. […]

Lee pot shop to open Friday

Lee pot shop to open Friday

LEE — The marijuana market is about to get more competitive in Berkshire County. Canna Provisions, located at 220 Housatonic St. in Lee, is holding a grand opening Friday, July 5, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The marijuana enterprise received its final license from the state Cannabis Control Commision in June, said Meg Sanders, […]