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Megan Doyle, towns reporter. September 17, 2013 

(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

Downtown: Concord officials hopeful for third attempt to bid Main Street project

Monday, April 7, 2014

Eight. That’s the number of general contractors who have expressed an interest in Concord's Main Street construction project so far, during the city’s third attempt to bid the job. “We are, I think, hopeful that it will be a successful process,” said Carlos Baia, deputy city manager for development. But after the first two tries, that doesn’t mean much. Those eight contractors attended a recent meeting required for any firms that want to submit a proposal for the construction work. The first time around, the number of contractors at a similar required meeting also was eight. The second, eight again. But at the deadline for … 17

Downtown: Toys make way for tattoos in Concord

Monday, March 24, 2014

After almost 80 years as a toy shop, the storefront at the corner of North State and Warren streets will become a tattoo parlor. Doug Mendoza set up shop next to the former French’s Toy Shop on Warren Street seven years ago. Now, he’s renovating the neighboring store to expand Bona Fide Tattoo into the larger space. “The new space allows us to … 9

Without a developer, Concord might buy Employment Security site

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Come spring, the city could dig into its own pockets to buy the New Hampshire Employment Security site on South Main Street. More than a year has passed since the city began working with the state to find a developer to buy the property. But Matt Walsh, director of redevelopment, downtown services and special projects, said NHES is packing up to move out … 1