A fun walk shadowing Richie as he makes a part of his rounds on North Pleasant Street.

Richie’s Beat

 

Some of the scenes of the business community in downtown Amherst. Many businesses are family-owned and operated. Some have been in business for over 100 years.

 

The Amherst Inn

The Amherst Inn

Winner of 2017 Best B&B in Massachusetts by Yankee Magazine's Best of New England Guide and 2015 winner of Best in New England. Ann King and Alan Zieminski have transformed this historic home into a beautiful place to stay. They have always paid employees a decent living wage acknowledging and valuing their role in making guests' experiences exceptional.

Kunga Gyaltsen of Himalaya Friend's Corner

Kunga Gyaltsen of Himalaya Friend's Corner

This restaurant opened in the fall of 2016 offering traditional dishes from Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan. Co-owner Kunga Gyaltsen is from Tibet and strives to carry authentic, organic spices and ingredients from the Himalayan region. He has introduced vegan dishes and offers organic yak meat, high in Omega 3 oil to the menu. The setting is restorative and Kunga cooks each dish to order with the freshest ingredients, nothing is pre-packaged. HImalayan Superfoods like millet and Bhutanese red rice or dhan. Excellent Tibetan bone broth soups and fusion style curries, chow meins, and friend rice make the menu diverse but accessible.

Ren Gladu of Ren's Mobil

Ren Gladu of Ren's Mobil

Laughing Dog Bicycles

Laughing Dog Bicycles

Glazed Donuts

Glazed Donuts

Owners Keren and Nick Rhodes

Amherst Books

Amherst Books

Mark Wootton and Nat Herold

Head Games Beauty Supply Owner Erica Wilson

Erica Wilson

Hope & Feathers

Hope & Feathers

Michelle Raboin

The Chopping Block

The Chopping Block

Pita Pockets & Amherst Ice Cream

Pita Pockets & Amherst Ice Cream

Hanna and George Ejja

A.J. Hastings, Inc.

A.J. Hastings, Inc.

The Staff at Hastings

Matt's Barber Shop

Matt's Barber Shop

Matt Haskins

Amherst Nails

Amherst Nails

Jenny and Kim