Loss of one more organization on Primary Avenue a blow to vitality – News – The Inquirer and Mirror

(Jan. 28, 2021) The brick storefront close to the top rated of Key Road, exactly where the Albert G. Brock Insurance policies Business, and recently RogersGray Insurance policy, bought house, vehicle, boat and daily life coverage for just about 60 years, is empty, apart from for a “We’ve Moved” sign taped to the entrance doorway.

“So several issues have altered all around them but they’ve usually been part of the core of downtown,” stated Allan Bell, who has owned Nantucket Pharmacy two doors down considering that 1977. “You may possibly not will need an coverage company downtown, but it’s unhappy to see them go.” Last 7 days, RogersGray, which procured the Nantucket-based 130-calendar year-old Brock Insurance Firm in 2016, moved the place of work out of town, to 137A Orange St., previously the household of Compass Rose True Estate.

“Parking was the key rationale,” RogersGray chief marketing officer Lynn Mason-Small stated. “Our personnel genuinely was possessing difficulty possessing parking there.They were being frequently acquiring to shift, and for our clients they were being obtaining a tough time coming in and out.”

But for Bell, the go is aspect of a much larger pattern of companies relocating absent from Primary Avenue.

“There’s the notion that there’s no parking, that mid-island is the area to be,” mentioned Bell, who also owns Island Pharmacy on Nice Road.“That’s where by most individuals do business. Men and women go to the boat or go to evening meal downtown, but never definitely dangle out downtown anymore. It’s the notion that there is no normal, everyday-lifestyle organization downtown to get the basics, and which is a perception that is not correct.”


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