Associate Planner Tony Collins Leaves Andover & More Buzz

by | Jun 17, 2022

Associate Planner Tony Collins Town of Andover

Downtown Andover Movers & Shakers

The Buzz on Associate Planner Tony Collins, Native Sun, Bella Dori Jewelry, Melmark New England, Property Stylist Lenny Nadja Rein, Elsie’s Pantry, Glitzy Gadgets, Beacon Hill Wine & Gourmet, Quiet Pleasures, Andover Day 22, Pazzo Pizza Company, Andover Chamber of Commerce, Bueno Malo, Salon Beau & Seiranigami to Perform Live in Downtown Andover.

Tony Collins Leaves Andover for Merrimack Valley Planning Commission

Associate Planner Tony Collins leaves Andover to become Transportation Planner at the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission. Tony played a major role in bringing Shared Streets to Andover. He also helped with the Main Street ARTlet. And with prioritizing Downtown Andover’s outdoor space for people over cars. For example, improving downtown bike parking.

Now the Town is seeking a new Associate Planner. And the job position is posted on the Town of Andover’s website.

Elm Square Bike Rack

Bike Parking Downtown Andover


Native Sun Celebrates New Downtown Andover Location

Native Sun moved into a new Downtown Andover location at 16 Main Street. And the fashion boutique held a Bella Dori Jewelry trunk show and Melmark New England fundraiser to celebrate.

The trunk show featured North Andover resident and Bella Dori Jewelry owner Rachel Brennan. Who had a wide variety of her pieces available. But the star of the show was her Have a Heart for Melmark Bracelet collection.

Bella Dori Jewelry Trunk Show

Bella Dori Jewelry Trunk Show at Native Sun


Locals checking out the new location and trunk show were greeted with wine and appetizers. And their were lots of familiar faces in attendance. Including Luxury Property Stylist Lenny Nadja Rein, who stages many premier properties North of Boston to sell.

Luxury Property Stylist Lenny Nadja Rein

Property Stylist Lenny Nadja Rein at Native Sun opening


Elsie’s Pantry Hosts Early Evening Wine Tasting

Downtown Andover’s Elsie’s Pantry hosted an early evening wine tasting recently. The event featured Andover resident Rebecca Beraldi, owner of Beacon Hill Wine & Gourmet, who brought wine from her Melrose shop. As well as, Andover native Tiffany Gentile, who had her Glitzy’s Gadgets on display.

Elsie’s Pantry at 90 Main Street

Downtown Andover's Elsie's Pantry hosts wine tasting


Quiet Pleasures Offers Unique Gifts

Shop at Quiet Pleasures when you need a special gift. Like the sparkling blue earings from Firefly shown below. This beautiful jewelry is made in Quatemala. Where Firefly helps indigenous people — skilled in hand-looming and emroidery — to transform their skills to jewelry-making. The company provides them with fair wages and a comfortable work environment. And Quiet Pleasures owner Kay Demaso curates the perfect selection from the line. Plus, she provides a beautiful gift box with your Firefly purchase.

Firefly Jewelry at Quiet Pleasures

Quiet Pleasures Gift


Date Set for Andover Day 22

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 24th, for Andover Day 22. The date was set recently when local businesses met at Pazzo Pizza Company to reimagine the annual event. One major change is that Andover Day 22 will be run by the Andover Chamber of Commerce this year. Stay tuned for updates on the planning.

Inside Pazzo Pizza Company at 10 Main Street

Pazzo Pizza Andover


Bueno Malo to Expand

Bueno Malo is expanding its Andover Village Square restaurant and moving into the space left vacant by Revitalive Cafe & Juice Bar. The project includes enclosing the now outdoor hallway between the two restaurants. And it increases interior seating from 49 to 115. Plus, it expands access to the outdoor courtyard. So lots more diners will soon get to enjoy the eateries’ west-coast style tacos, burritos, and over 140 different tequilas and innovative cocktails!

Below is video from the Andover Select Board approving its expansion. And we hope to get an update on the project from Bueno Malo soon!

Bueno Malo Gets Approval to Expand from Andover Select Board

Something New at Salon Beau

Last spring, Park Street’s Salon Beau hinted on Instagram (see below) about something exciting and new at their salon. Stay tuned for updates!


Salon Beau on Instagram

Seiranigami to Perform Live in Downtown Andover

Don’t miss this live performance from 6-8 pm tonight in Downtown Andover!

Town of Andover Runs Pedestrian Mobility Survey

Andover Public Works is gathering input to make the town more pedestrian friendly. You can add your comments on a mapping tool by clicking here. Public Works will stop taking comments on July 15, 2022.

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