Historic Downtown Cambridge, Maryland, an authentic Chesapeake town on the Eastern Shore, is known for its rich history, beautiful buildings, vibrant arts scene, and one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants, and services.
Stop in starting at 10am on May 18 to welcome owner Felicia Lewis to the downtown community on her soft opening day. Another Place Another Time Consignment Boutique at 518 Poplar St. will offer consignment clothing and shoes by such top names at Michael Kors, Coach, J.Jill, Nicole Miller, Tori Burch, Kate Spade, and more. Felicia is now accepting consignments; call 443.225.6783 for info. Check out the shop's website. And be sure to like Another Place Another Time on Facebook.
Now that the Choptank River Lighthouse is open for its first full season (open daily, 9am-6pm, free admission), you can find Choptank River Lighthouse-themed items, from original art to mugs to hot sauce, in several downtown businesses. Click below for the full list.
Downtown Cambridge's newest restaurant is now open! Stoked is a wood-fired eatery with great pizza, pastas, and more, plus interesting cocktails (cardamom old-fashioned or blood orange margarita, anyone?). The restaurant is located in a beautifully renovated space that features original tin ceiling tiles as decoration, architectural scaffolding repurposed into tables, and more. Stoked is the latest venture of Chef Patrick Fanning of the High Spot, the wildly successful gastropub that's also downtown. Fanning is now executive chef at both restaurants. Reservations strongly suggested. Stoked: 413 Muir Street, Cambridge; 443.477.6040. Join Stoked on Facebook.
The Cambridge Main Street Farmers Market is now open for the season at Long Wharf Park on the waterfront, and it's bigger and better than ever! Look for vendors with produce, fresh crabmeat, bison, flowers, pasta, baked goods, cheese, and much more. The market runs through October on Thursday afternoons, 3-6pm. Stay up to date on the market by liking the Farmers Market Facebook page.
Magnolia Grove Consignment Boutique has opened its doors at 447 Race Street, right next to the Main Street Gallery. This women's boutique features fashions by top designers at fabulous consignment prices—in a beautiful restored building. Offering casual to formal clothing, jewelry, handbags, shoes and other accessories. Magnolia Grove: 447 Race Street, Magnolia Grove on Facebook. Open Wednesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm.Join
Congratulations to Bistro Poplar, Jimmie & Sook's, and Joie de Vivre Gallery. All three downtown Cambridge businesses were ranked among "The Free State's Finest" for 2013, as judged by Maryland Life Magazine.
The statewide magazine based on the Western Shore presents the awards annually to top small business in various categories. They put Cambridge in the "Lower Shore" region so our businesses are competing against others in Salisbury, Berlin, Ocean City, Princess Anne, and elsewhere. There is only one winner in the whole region for each category.
• Bistro Poplar won the Best Fine Dining award.
• Jimmie & Sook's won the Best Family Restaurant award.
• Joie de Vivre Gallery won the Finest Art Gallery award.
"For several years running downtown Cambridge has had multiple winners in the 'Free State's Finest' awards," said Mari Stanley of the nonprofit group Cambridge Main Street. "It's yet another sign that resurgence we're seeing in Cambridge is really taking hold and the word about our great businesses is getting out."