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Lisa Berry stands in her new business Simplicity Hair Studio and Spa, which opens next week in downtown Concord.

(CAMERON JOHNSON / Monitor staff)

Downtown: New salon to occupy former Gibson’s storefront

Monday, February 23, 2015

Part of the former Gibson’s Bookstore on South Main Street will become a hair salon. The storefront at 27 S. Main St. has been vacant since summer 2013, when the bookstore moved to developer Steve Duprey’s Love building a few blocks away. Andy Sanborn, a state senator from Bedford and the storefront owner, has decided to subdivide the space and …

Downtown: Vendor fee fairness to be explored

Sunday, February 15, 2015

At-large Councilor Fred Keach says he loves the Concord Farmers Market. He just doesn’t think they pay the city enough to operate downtown. “I’m not trying to shut it down,” Keach said. “I just want them to pay their fair share. At the moment, I don’t think they are. “What their fair share is, I’m not sure.” Keach wants to find out, though. …

Downtown: Whether by heated sidewalks or snow boot sales, downtown businesses weather the snowstorms

Monday, February 9, 2015

When Gov. Maggie Hassan declared a state of emergency during the first of several recent snowstorms, owner Michael Herrmann opened Gibson’s Bookstore on South Main Street at 9 a.m. anyway. He sold two books, and then closed early at 1 p.m. “We’ve been open every day,” Herrmann said. “That’s just a point of pride.” Perhaps that’s a particular brand of New Hampshire stoicism …