Owners Steven and Trent Kinney decided to expand the Great Barrington candy operation when a storefront on the street that was famously captured by painter Norman Rockwell in "Home For Christmas" became available.
Managing Director of Mill Town Carrie Holland said the interior redesign is about 97 percent complete with finishing touches left. The inn and guest house reopened for February and is taking reservations.
Jackson, who moved back to the area this summer, has more than 25 years of culinary experience. He most recently was a private chef for a former U.S. ambassador. His assignments brought him to exclusive destinations throughout the United States, where he planned and executed a wide range of events for dignitaries and celebrities.
A-Mart officially reopened to the public on Tuesday. Owner Yogesh Patel said the store itself hasn't changed much besides the expansion of retail space in what used to be a barbershop in the L-shaped building.