“We consistently heard from Fall River residents that they wanted to bring the theater back,” said Steven Cohen, president of the CEA Group told the Fall River Herald.
“We spoke to several national theater companies that were interested in opening in this location, but we were most impressed with the Picture Show team.”
In addition to the excitement of a brand new movie theater, the 110 Grille is an American Cuisine restaurant that is a must in this area of the city. Unlike the other franchises in the area, 110 Grille is a fairly new restaurant, with the first one opening in 2014 in Chelmsford. Since then it has opened seven restaurants in Massachusetts and New Hampshire with two more opening soon in Haverhill and Braintree. The Ulta Beauty that was announced this past May had locals ecstatic about the beauty company finally getting a SouthCoast location. Ulta Beauty is a store that sells high-end cosmetics, fragrances, skincare and haircare products at prices that can only be considered a steal! The biggest store to open at the SouthCoast Marketplace though is definitely the Market Basket. This giant supermarket has some of the best prices you can find, and now locals don't have to drive all the way to New Bedford to get the deals! Other shops and restaurants announced for the Marketplace include T.J. Maxx, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Santander Bank, One Dollar Zone, Starbucks and Staples.The marketplace is expected to open sometime this Fall!Interested in real estate and what is happening in the Greater Fall River area? Be Sure to subscribe to our blog below. And feel free to comment! We love hearing from you!
Fall River, MA
Every year a spectacular fireworks display is launched over the water near the Braga Bridge in Fall River. The magnificent show can be seen throughout much of the city, but the best seats are on the waterfront. For a unique experience that everyone in your family will enjoy, head over to Battleship Cove and grab your tickets for their 4th of July event. For just $8.00 per person, you can get a view unlike any other and watch the fireworks from the deck of the USS Massachusetts.
If you do not want to spend money in order to see the fireworks, then you can line up anywhere near the waterfront for an amazing view! And if you are looking for something to do for a 21+ crowd, The Tipsy Seagull and The Cove Restaurant on the waterfront are two great places to grab a dink before settling in to watch the show.
The display begins at 9:30 PM and will last about a half an hour.
New Bedford, MA
The New Bedford waterfront is one of the most underrated beautiful places in the area, and that beauty is just magnified during the annual 4th of July Celebration. The event takes place at 9pm and goes until about 9:30pm. Each year Mayor Jon Mitchell and the City of New Bedford present The Fireworks Spectacular. The fireworks can be seen from lower Union Street and Front Street.
The State Pier will not be open to the public, and parking is unavailable there on July 4th.The lower portion of Union Street will also be closed to vehicles to enable viewing for event-goers. Event-goers are encouraged to park at the Zeiterion and the Elm Street Parking Garages.
The 4th of July parade in Westport is exactly what you can expect from the coastal beach town. From boats to tractors to fire trucks, the little parade is perfect for townies and tourists alike. The parade starts up on Main Road near Saint Johns Church, and ends at the Westport Junior/Senior High School. The parade begins around 9:30 AM and traffic will be stopped on Main Road at 9:15, so find your seats before then!
America’s oldest 4th of July celebration is right around the corner from us! Bristol, Rhode Island has hosted a celebration for 232 consecutive years, and they sure know how to celebrate! The parade begins at 10:30 AM at the corner of Chestnut Street and Hope Street and ends on High Street, between State Street and Bradford Street.
This parade is the biggest in the area, so give yourself plenty of time to park and find a seat along the route. It is also recommended that you bring food, water and sunscreen because it is a long parade and you will be sitting out for a while. For more information about what, and what not, to do at the Bristol 4th of July Parade click here!
Fall River, MALooking to take your dad out to a fancy dinner without breaking the bank? Then Sagres on Columbia Street in Fall River is the place to go. This Portuguese restaurant has nearly every dish your taste buds could desire. And with an atmosphere that feels more like a fancy Boston restaurant than a place in the heart of Fall River, you get the vibe of a trendy downtown joint with Southcoast prices.
The Head Town Landing Country Store
This adorable country store on Old County Road in Westport is the perfect spot to spend a sunny Father’s Day morning. The little shop smells like brewed coffee and freshly made donuts, giving your nose a treat as soon as you walk through the door. The shop also sells ice cream and Dels lemonade, so if you don’t make it there until later in the day, your Dad still won’t be disappointed. Grab a seat by the river, and watch the ducks play as you enjoy your perfect little Father’s Day.
The Tipsy Seagull
Grab a drink with this Father’s Day at the Tipsy Seagull in Fall River. This waterfront bar and grill is a great place to spend a casual Father’s Day with Dad. The drinks are strong, the food is delicious, and the waterfront view is gorgeous. If you want a Father’s Day full of laughs, sun and food, then the Tipsy Seagull is for you!
Roger’s Coney Island Hot Dogs
Not much says Father’s Day more than sharing a hot dog with Dad! This classic hot dog stand on North Main Street has always been the go to place to grab a hot dog in this city. Two Classic Roger’s hot-dogs and fries: $6.50. The memories: priceless.
The Boat House
This water front restaurant in Tiverton is a gem right in our backyard. Recognized as one of the Top Scenic Views in the United States by OpenTable diners in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, The Boat House is a great place to take your Dad this Father's Day. This restaurant serves some of the freshest New England seafood in the area, so the place is always packed with people. Pro tip: make a reservation a couple of days before so you don’t have to worry about the wait!
We want to share that magical feeling of summer with you and your kids, and that is why we’re giving away four tickets to Water Wizz in Wareham. Take a day off from work and just enjoy the smile on your children’s faces as they slide down the slides, and float through the lazy river. They will only be little for so long, so enjoy the time with them while they still believe in magic.
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This weekend admission is free for all US Veterans and active duty members from 9:00 through 5:00 PM. Even if you don’t have a Vet in your family, taking a moment to stop by to thank all of the brave men and women who gave their time to serving our country is a fantastic way to spend Memorial Day Weekend!
If you have a little bit more time on your hands, sign up for Nautical Nights Family Overnight on May 27th! For just $65.00 per person, you’ll get to spend a once in a lifetime experience with your family. Guests will enjoy “overnight accommodations, all-day admission, two meals and nautical themed activities.” Reservations are required and can be made by calling 508-678-1100 ext. 101/102 and all participants must be at least 6 years of age.
If spending a night aboard a Battleship isn’t up your alley, then maybe consider stopping in to simply observe the Memorial Day Ceremony with your family. On May 29th “remember, honor and celebrate those who gave their lives to ensure the freedoms,” with a “official commemoration ceremony with keynote speaker, Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Tracy, from the Naval War College.”
At 12:00 PM experience a traditional military observance, honoring the fallen and their families with the raising of the American Flag and the 21-Gun Salute. This ceremony is open to the public free of charge.
While aboard the ship for the Memorial Day ceremonies, check out all of the museum’s exhibits including “A Sailor’s Life,” “USS Massachusetts BB59,” “USS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. DD850” to name a few!
Growing up, most of us imagined living in a home that we owned. A home that we could decorate to our perfection, and a place with a big enough backyard for the kids and dogs to run free in.
For many though, it is hard to take the leap and buy a home. That is why here at E Z Home Search Real Estate we want to give you a comprehensive buying guide so that you don’t feel alone when you start the search for your perfect home.
This is Part 1 is a series to guide you through the process. To start off our guide we’re going to give you the top reasons why you should buy a home.
Quality of Life-- No more loud neighbors stomping in the apartment above. No more leaky sink that you have to wait for the landlord to fix. No more restrictions on paint colors and candles. In your own home, you can get that leaky sink fixed by the end of the day. Or you can paint your bedroom a deep red and burn as many candles as you would like! The quality of your life when you own your very own home is improved.
Tax Deductions-- Buying a home gives you tax reductions for both mortgage interest and property taxes. Property taxes and qualified interest are deductible on an individual's federal income tax return. This means more of your hard earned money can stay in your pocket.
Make Money-- With the guidance of the right Real Estate Broker you have the potential to buy a home that you can get a return profit on in the future.
Capital Gain Treatment-- A homeowner can exclude up to $500,000 of capital gain tax if married and filing jointly or up to $250,000 if single or filing separately when you sell your home. The home must have been the taxpayer's principal resident for the previous two years.
The American Dream-- The love of your life making pancakes as you drink coffee on your back deck while watch the children laugh and play with the new puppy. Owning a home is the American Dream. It is what we have all been taught to reach for; it is the ultimate goal. And by working with us, we can make this dream a reality.
Leverage-- At the current interest rates, you can put your money to work somewhere else. These days you can still purchase a home for as little as 3.5% down.
Why Rent?-- When you can put your hard earned money towards something you own and can have forever, why are you still renting? And if we are talking numbers: The real cost of renting at $700 per month with 6% rental increase per year means you will pay $110,719 over 10 years. In ten years of renting you can practically pay off your house! It’s a no brainer!
Stay Tuned! In Part 2 of this series we’ll give you Five Important Tips to consider Before You Buy!
Over to You:
Are there more things you considered when buying your home? Comment below and let us know!
Mariah Terry is passionate writer and blogger studying Journalism at Emerson College with a minor in Marketing. See her work at mariahjterry.wix.com/reblogs.