For decades, Thornes Marketplace has offered shelter to shoppers within and to pedestrians without. On Monday, August 4th the collection of stores will begin putting new face to its exterior. The iconic green awning on Main Street, a Thornes fixture since the 1980s, is in disrepair and needs to be replaced. Thornes will install a new sign that harks back to the one on McCallum’s Department Store, which occupied the site for more than a century until it was sold and became the multi-shop indoor mall that is Thornes. The sign will feature tall metal letters similar to the aluminum scrips used by McCallum’s. Thornes Facility Manager Jon McGee said the new awning, like the old one, will be green. “That awning has been here at Thornes longer than I have, which is saying something," McGee said. "We do want folks to know that we will be installing a new green awning in its place. It will be smaller and a different color green, but you’ll still be able to tell your friends to meet you at Thornes under the green awning.” The project is scheduled to be completed by mid-September. The main entrance to Thornes and the entrance to Cedar Chest will remain fully functional while the work is completed.
Next month's events
Monday, August 4 to Monday, September 15
We're Renovating the Facade!
Outside Main Street Entrance
Tuesday, August 5 to Sunday, September 7
Back to School Discount for Students and Teachers
Stop by Acme Surplus first! Students, with a valid and current college ID, get 10% off their entire purchase August 5th through September 7th. Teachers, with an ID, get 10% off their entire purchase year-round. Save on school supplies- save on dorm supplies- plus thousands of other great bargains. Pencils, binders, folders, filler paper, notebooks, surge protectors, whiteboards, Levi jeans for $19.99, highlighters, academic planners and more
Lower Level 1 • Acme Surplus
Wednesday, August 27 to Monday, September 15
Enter to Win Our Jazz Fest Inspired Raffle
Stop by Thornes first floor and enter to win our jazz inspired collection of prizes including: 2 Northampton 2014 Jazz Festival Tshirts 4 Jazz Related Books from Booklink Booksellers 1 bottle of Proseco 4 CDs of this year's Jazz Fest headliners and 8 bottles of Brother Thelonious' Belgian Ale. More information about the 2014 Northampton Jazz Festival can be found here: www.northamptonjazzfestival.org One raffle entry per person. Must be at least 21 years of age to win. Winner picked on 9/15/2014.
Thursday, September 4 10:00 am to Sunday, September 7 5:00 pm
20% off at Megan's Treasures
Fall in Love with Fall at Megan's Treasures. 20% off any one regularly priced item from September 4 - 7. 413-582-0000 Facebook
Level 2 • Megan's Treasures
Thursday, September 4 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Jazz Fest Champagne Reception
Kick off the weekend by coming to Thornes on Thursday, September 4 and enjoy live music performed by artists from the Northampton Jazz Festival, and champagne and light bites by Paul & Elizabeth's Restaurant. Event is open to the public and will be held on our main level. To learn more about the 2014 Northampton Jazz Festival: http://www.northamptonjazzfestival.org/
Friday, September 12 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Lightness of Bone: Works on Paper by Martha Ebner
ONE MORE CHANCE TO SEE THE LIGHTNESS OF BONE EXHIBITION BY MARTHA EBNER. THIS SHOW ENDED EARLY DUE TO THE FORBES LIBRARY FIRE. Martha is inspired by nature, specifically animal skulls and bones. Her work is an exploration of light and dark, line and color and the relationships that exist between them. Music by William (Bill) O'Haire Food by SIP Coffee & Tea Bar firstname.lastname@example.org etsy.com/shop/MarthaEbner This exhibition is supported in part by a grant from the Northampton Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.