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Megan Doyle, towns reporter. September 17, 2013 

(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

Downtown: Despite financial challenges, Intown Concord hopes to broaden its scope downtown

Monday, September 29, 2014

Three months ago, the owner of Pitchfork Records on South Main Street sat down before the Concord City Council and slammed Intown Concord for a lack of transparency. “What I would hope for is once you remove this cloak of secrecy, you’ll see a number of other merchants joining this organization,” Michael Cohen said. Now, Cohen has changed his tune. The nonprofit began to publish more of its financial information in response to his criticism, and he became an Intown member. “I think they’re headed in the right direction,” Cohen said this week in his store. “I think in years past, for whatever –” he … 1

Downtown: Hoping customers will follow suit, Main Street businesses back Discover Downtown campaign

Monday, September 22, 2014

In Things are Cooking on North Main Street, a cluster of customers stared at the coffee maker with equal parts confusion and curiosity. They peered at the sleek features of the Nespresso machine and examined the plastic pods of accompanying coffee. One woman leaned in for a closer look. “Woowww,” she said, as her companions nodded in awe. In downtown Concord on Friday, … 11

Downtown: Hair salons trying to cut through competition

Sunday, September 14, 2014

In Christian Michael Salon on North Main Street in Concord, owner Brian Waldron mixed hair color as he described his business as an art. At Trilogy Hair Studio just up the road, co-owner Gina Rogers talked about previously working in Waldron’s studio and declared one of her specialties to be working with blond clients. In Peter’s Images Unlimited Hair Salon & Day Spa, … 0