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North Adams Eagle Street Project Celebrated

On Wednesday evening during the annual Downtown Celebration, there was a pause to cut a blue ribbon strung between the brand-new eagle medallions marking the exit of the historic street.

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Volunteers Replant Vandalized Eagle Street Park

But sometime Tuesday night between 8:30 and the discovery at 10:15 one or more persons entered the dark park and trashed the plantings. Staff at Desperados restaurant nearby did their best to replant what they could.

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Leadership Academy Offers Revitalization Ideas for North Adams

This past Friday saw a singular bump in attendance as members of the Berkshire Leadership Academy saw an opportunity to share data and impressions they've collected on the city over the past two weeks. Some of the 67 participants of the program at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts mingled with residents, business and community leaders as the gathering spilled onto Eagle Street and the sidewalk.

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Eagle Street Beach Returns for 20th Year on July 14

In celebration of the anniversary, an illustrated children's book by Rudd will be given as prizes and distributed to schools, libraries and to the city of North Adams.

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Eagle Street Initiative Work Begins With Delivery of Parked Pocket Park

The manufactured pocket park built by B&B Micro-Manufacturing, a local tiny house construction company, takes up about two parking spots on the west side of the one-way street. It offers plenty of seating and counter space for eating and solar lighting for the evening.

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North Adams Planners Approve Plans for Eagle Street Hotel

The vote to give Michael Gazal and Veso Buntic of Long Island, N.Y., operating as Eagle Street Holding LLC, a special permit for a change of use to convert the building into a contemporary 27-room hotel was unanimous, but it came with one contingency: that the hotel be responsible for preventing guests from double-parking while checking in.

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Historic Eagle Street Building Eyed for Hotel Conversion

Plans drawn up by Barry Berg Architect of Brooklyn, N.Y., would create 27 double-occupancy rooms of varying size, each with private bath, in the 3,330 square-foot building. The two storefronts are envisioned to become restaurant and bar spaces.

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North Adams Awarded State Grant for Eagle St. Business Development

The city received $15,000 that will go toward helping existing businesses on historic Eagle Street with technical assistance.

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North Adams Arts Commission Endorses Eagle Street Makeover

The Public Arts Commission on Monday endorsed elements of the Namazing Eagle Street Initiative set to launch this June, on condition the organizers submit final details before installation.

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Eagle Street, Brayton Hill on North Adams Block Grant Application

New projects this year include the funding for the two feasibility studies, the first of which would look at turning Eagle Street into a European-style "woonerf," or shared space, using paving and landscaping to slow traffic.

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North Adams Eagle Street Logo, Artist Commissions Sought

New signage, outdoor seating, public art, and the addition of a seasonal parklet are just some of the new additions that this grant, submitted through the NAMAzing Eagle Street Initiative (NESI), will help support.

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Former Eagle Street Army-Navy Store to Become Design Studio

A Boston-area graphic designer and artist is renovating 47-49 Eagle St. into a professional office, gallery and studio apartment. The Planning Board on Monday approved plans by Anna Farrington to revamp the two-story building, part of a triptych of connected structures that includes the Pizza House and the Friendship Food Pantry.

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North Adams Eagle Street Initiative Launches; Exchange Project Grows

Two big initiatives are launching this summer and next to promote elements of North Adams downtown area. It's a year away, but the $60,000 NAMAzing Eagle Street Initiative, or NESI, will reinvigorate the city's historic byway with new signs, social spaces, art installations and clearly marked entrances for pedestrians and motorists.

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North Adams' Historic Dowlin Block Sold

The Dowlin Block at 101-107 Main was purchased on Wednesday for $615,000 by Dowlin Building LLC. Two members of the group also bought the historic Porter and Tower building on Eagle Street last November for $60,000 as Eagle Street Holdings LLC.

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North Adams Initiative Pursuing Eagle Street Crowdfunding Grant

The city is hoping to build on the recent enthusiasm surrounding the Small Business Revolution to leverage those online votes into online dollars. The goal: to raise $25,000 by May 5 toward a matching MassDevelopment grant to make historic Eagle Street more attractive to pedestrians and visitors.

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