The Shop That Was June 12, 2017
Summer is on its way. This is the art supplies and clothing shop where I lived and worked in the summer of 1957. I was the live-in cook and shop assistant. It was located in Perkins Cove and the fishermen stored their dories underneath my room – there to the left of the structure. I had only to cross the street to walk the Marginal Way to the beach every morning. What a golden summer!
But this was a long time ago. The owners eventually sold the shop and it was transformed into Barnacle Billy’s – a very popular restaurant. Nevertheless I have my treasured memories of the Brush & Needle Studio, established in 1917, the oldest Gift Shop in Ogunquit.