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McClelland’s closes

The Transcript has some sad news for Spring Street:

McClelland’s in Williamstown closes doors

McClelland’s Stationery & Office Supplies has closed its store at 36 Spring St., ending 83 years of the company’s presence there.
Owner William Elder declined to give details of the closing on Tuesday, saying only that it did not do enough business and would not reopen. Elder did confirm that the North Adams McClelland’s on Main Street, which specializes in greeting cards and gifts, and McClelland’s Press on North Street in Williamstown would remain open.
He would not say whether the Spring Street location would be sold or offered for lease.

Link to full article.

In my day, McClelland’s was by far the best place in town to get school supplies and stationery. I’m guessing this means that students are now stuck buying from the Newsroom or Wal-Mart?

(h/t JeffZ)


MASS MoCA shop?

UPDATE  – Turns out MASS MoCa has opened a shop on Spring Street (read below for details), but in the Images building, not at the former site of the cleaners. I’ll leave the photo of the cleaners’ old site up, anyway, in hopes of inspiring someone else to open a Spring Street business.

Kudos to MASS MoCA for pulling this off in time for reunion weekend. I hope that the store will have a strong beginning and a shiny future.


Original post (with an added link, thanks to Ronit):

Rumor has it that MASS MoCA may be opening a shop/information center here (the cleaners have moved to Rt. 2):

MASS MoCA store

Update from RB: The MoCA blog has more details.