Manchester-by-the-Sea Business Guide

The Governor has ordered all residents over the age of two to use a face covering or mask in all public places indoor and outdoor. 


Allies Beach Street Café - Open for dine in and take-out. 

Antique Table - Open for dine in and take out. .

Black Arrow - Open for dine in and take out. 

Bravo by the Sea - Open for take out.  

Calas - Open for dine in and take out. 

Captain Dusty’s Ice Cream - Open for the season. 

Crosby’s Market - Face covering required if you have a medical condition that prevents you from wearing one please email us at to make curbside pick-up arrangements. Limited amount of customers allowed in at a time. Open 7 days a week 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Dunkin Donuts - Take out only. Open 7 days a week 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Harrigans Liquor Store - Open to the public. Mask required. 

Helens Bottle Shop - Open for business. Mask required. Offering free local delivery Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. 

Laughing Gull Cafe  - (Formerly Essen) Open daily for take out and patio dining. 

The Mooring - Open for dine in and take out. 

Richdale Convenience Store - Take out subs Monday-Friday 10am-2pm, Store and Gas open 7 days a week 6am-9pm

Utopia Farms - Farm stand selling produce, local groceries and plants. Closed for the season.


Ace Hardware - Open to the public. 

Allens Pharmacy - Open to the public. Open Sunday 9am-2pm, Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-2pm.

4Beach Gifts and Goodies - Open to the public and offering same day pick up and egift cards. 

Gladstone Jewelry - Open to the public but also offering online shopping, gift certificates.

Jacks Barber Shack - Open to the public. Appointment required. 

J.McLaughlin - Open to the public and offering online shopping and gift certificates. 

Madam Had’em - Open to the public. Posting inventory on Instagram (@madam_hadem) and FB page (linked here). 

Mahri - Open to the public. 

Manchester by the Book - Open to the public and online shopping and order delivery is available. 

Manchester Barber Shop - Open to public. Call 978.526.4104 for information. 

Michelle James Salon - Open by appointment. Gift certificates available. 

Shine Beauty By The Sea - Open by appointment. Gift certificates available. 

Stock Exchange - Open to the public. Mask required. 

Style Snoop - Open to the public. Mask required.

Manchester Downtown Initiative

Local Rapid Recovery Plan

The Town of Manchester supported by a professional consultant is undertaking a community planning process to help our Downtown businesses recover from the impacts of the COVID Pandemic and become more resilient to future challenges. This planning initiate will have three components:  Data collection, Idea generation and assessment and Plan development.


Downtown businesses are critical to the success of this initiative and to the strength of our local economy. Learn more about this MA program here

April 2020 MBTS Business Survey Results

Manchester Downtown Meetings

The Manchester Downtown Steering Committee will hold regular meetings during this process that will be open to the public. Special webinars will also be available to local businesses featuring experts who will share information about different options and ideas the Town can consider.  

Next Public Forum:

Next Public Forum:

Tuesday, May 25 at 7 p.m.

Join Meeting:

Meeting ID: 818 1290 7149
Passcode: 865424
Dial in: +19292056099,,81812907149#,,,,*865424# US

Next Webinars:

May 12- 1:00 PM- Revenue & Sales  

Surviving & Thriving by Leveraging Retail Technology in a Post-COVID-19 World 

Register here:

May 13- 1:00 PM- Culture & Arts  

Community Resilience: COVID-19 Impacts and Re-partnering Arts + Culture to Main Street

Register here:

May 18- 1:00 PM – Economic & Social Equity  

COVID-19 Impacts on Providing the Opportunity for an Equitable and Socially Inclusive Commercial Area 

May 20 – 1:30 PM – Public Realm #3 

COVID-19 Impacts on New Ideas for Wayfinding & Branding Your Commercial District  

May 25- 1:00 PM – Private Realm  TBD

June 1 – 1:00 PM – Tenant Mix #1 

COVID-19 Impacts on Helping Business Stabilize and Grow: Small Business Technical Assistance Programs  

June 3- 1:30 PM – Tenant Mix #2 

COVID-19 Impacts & Restaurant Support  

Past Meetings & Webinars:

May 6, 2021 

Topic: Revenue & Sales, Laws of Attraction Recording May 6 Presentation Q&A Report

April 7, 2021

April 7, 2021 Meeting Presentation

April 14 at 12 p.m.

Topic: RRP Program – Public Space Transformation II:  COVID-19 Impacts on Parking, Biking, Sidewalks & Streets April 14 Presentation, Recording

April 15 at 1 p.m.

Topic: RRP Program Administrative Capacity I: Overcoming Zoning, Permitting and Licensing Hurdles to help Municipalities and Businesses Succeed in the Time of COVID- 19 April 15 Presentation, Recording

Manchester Downtown Initiative Steering Committee

  • Sue Brown, Town Planner
  • Erika Brown, Business Owner/Cape Ann Chamber Member
  • Linda Crosby, Downtown Improvement Committee
  • Christine Delisio, Planning Board
  • Becky Jaques, Board of Selectmen
  • Amy Lage, Business Owner
  • Gar Morse, Downtown Improvement Committee
  • Sonja Nathan, Executive Assistant

COVID-19 Small Business Resources

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The Manchester-by-the-Sea Business Guide is available at MBTS Downtown Businesses and Town Hall. Get your free copy today!

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