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Boston Locals: Wanna Set Up Shop in Newburyport?

This one is for the locals (or soon to be) that I decided to post on decor8 because I hope it will be a good fit for someone looking to gain exposure and to experience shop ownership without jumping in on their own. Kim Gobbi from The Studio, a loyal reader that I’ve been in touch with for months now, has decided to sublet some studio space upstairs in her shop located in downtown Newburyport, MA located on the coast just north of Boston.

Located on State Street, this shop gets a lot of foot traffic – especially in the summer. Kim is looking for either an artist or crafty types, ideally someone who lives locally. Storage space is included. The rent will be $500 a month starting in April, if you’d like to move in and get settled earlier then the rent is only $300 for Feb. and March. The lease would be a tenant at will, so no long term commitment is involved. For full details, please contact Kim directly at 978.463.3077 or via email kimgobbi AT

P.S. If you’re a shop owner and looking to announce similar opportunities in your store (no matter where you are based), please email me and I’ll consider posting it here on decor8.

(images from kim gobbi)

Posted by decor8 in shopping, small business, travel on December 21, 2007

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  1. juliette commented
    December 21st, 2007 at 7:01pm

    My girlfriends and I used to go to Newburyport and wander around State Street all the time – what a truly lovely place! So many fun shops there! What a great place to start a shop!

  2. Linda Merrill commented
    December 21st, 2007 at 11:34pm

    I used to live in Newburyport – and miss it terribly. I can attest that that location is fabulous and the downtown attracts lots of locals and lots of tourists. Plenty of parking, great restaurants, great beaches. Darn, I wish I still lived there!

  3. casacaudill commented
    December 22nd, 2007 at 6:00pm

    we vacationed in newburyport this summer and i absolutely adored the little town.

  4. Anonymous commented
    December 22nd, 2007 at 11:15pm

    I live in Newburyport and this is a great little shop, what a good opportunity for someone!

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