Changes on Church Street in 2014

Posted on December 30, 2014

 

As 2014 comes to a close, we’d like to take some time to reflect on many wonderful changes that have happened this year on the Church Street Marketplace and in downtown Burlington.

 

 

New Businesses:

The Marketplace is busier than ever with only a 1% vacancy rate! This year we welcomed many new businesses to Church Street.

Athleta:

The women’s athletic apparel store moved into One Church Street, next to the new GAP, and offers free classes like yoga and hip hop dance!

Boutilier's Art Center:

Boutilier's Fine Art Supplies and Custom Framing returned to the Marketplace from its most recent location on Bank Street. Find them on the second floor at 22 Church Street. 

Fjallraven:

The Swedish outdoor gear and apparel store took over the space at 50 Church Street (previously Pompanoosuc Mills).

GAP:

GAP and GAPkids moved out of Burlington Town Center and into a two story location at One Church Street, a property which had been vacant for many years.

Little Citizen:

This locally owned children’s clothing store specializing in unique, fashion-forward styles for newborns through age 14 is now open at 20 Church Street.

Lucky Crush:

You can find this locally owned women’s boutique on the second floor at 88 Church Street above The Body Shop.

The North Face Lifestyle Store:

KL Mountain Shop opened up a second location in downtown Burlington at 90 Church Street, a sister store to their location on College Street.

Pascolo Ristorante:

The Farmhouse Group opened this fine Italian restaurant in the old Three Tomatoes building at 83 Church Street. They use locally available ingredients first to create their handmade Italian meals and were just named "Best Bite of 2014" by Seven Days!

Spellbound Vermont:

You may recognize some familiar faces at Spellbound Vermont! Owner Mara Brazilian reopened the store previously known as Salaam at 106 Church Street.

We the People Tattoo Parlor:

Owner Rick Meyer brings you back in time to experience what it was like to get tattooed during the American Revolution in Burlington's newest tattoo shop, located above Monelle.

 

Redevelopment Plans for Burlington Town Center:

Plans for redeveloping the Burlington Town Center mall are the talk of the town. New owner, Don Sinex, has plans for new buildings, apartments, a new hotel, office space, underground parking and a new rooftop park. St. Paul Street and Pine Street would be opened back up for pedestrian traffic. The project is expected to take between three to five years to complete. 

 

Smoke Free Church Street:

The Church Street Marketplace joined many other downtowns across the country in becoming smoke free as of December 2014! The Burlington City Council approved the ordinance in November. The purpose of the ordinance is to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke, reduce maintenance costs associated with removing cigarette butts and support Burlington’s national reputation as a healthy city. We are thankful to be part of such a healthy community. Please click here for a list of FAQ about the smoking ban.

 

New Logo:

The Church Street Marketplace has a new look! Thanks to our friends at Select Design, we now have a refreshed logo with a simple yet contemporary feel.

 

Thank you to everyone who has made 2014 such an exceptional year for the Marketplace. Whether you are a business owner, employee, Vermont resident or visiting from out of town - thank you for keeping Church Street a special place for everyone to enjoy! See you in 2015!  

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