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Brendan Pelley Returns

Coffee & Cotton Welcomes Back Brendan Pelley Mill No. 5 would like to officially welcome Brendan Pelley as the new General Manager of Coffee & Cotton and Dows Soda Fountain. Brendan first came to Mill No. 5 in 2018 as a consulting chef where he

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The Bees are here

The bees are here! Red Antler Apothecary recently installed two honeybee hives on their apothecary farm across from Mill No. 5 on Middlesex Street. The installation of new hives is generally carried out in early spring so the colony can then grow strong throughout the

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Drew’s Stews

Drew Maggiore, creator and owner of Drew’s Stews, is The Farm Market’s newest bi-weekly vendor. Every other Sunday he sells his all-natural, locally-sourced hot and cold soups, stews, and dips outside at Mill No. 5. Drew’s Stews came out of a midlife career crisis, Drew

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The Return of The Luna Theater

We’re not quite ready to reopen just yet, but have no fear: The Luna Theater shall return! We’re shooting for a grand re-opening this September. In the meantime we’re spending this time revamping our projector, speakers, and interior. You’re gonna love it!

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Sophy Tuttle at Curation 250

432 native plant and animal species are protected under the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act (MESA), which turns 31 this year. In celebration of this milestone, Curation 250 gallery has teamed up with local artist Sophy Tuttle, and will showcase 4-6 pieces of her work highlighting

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Nallie Pastures

This May has been colder than last. This fact might be lost on city dwellers and suburbanites, but it is not lost on Steve Hall of Nallie Pastures. Like all farmers, Steve depends upon the land, and his livelihood–his very survival– is in the hands

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RSD AT VD

By Dave Perry On Record Store Day… Just as in 2020, this year’s Record Store Day is pandemic-altered into “drops.”Last year, it was divided into a day each in August, September and October. In 2021, we will celebrate Record Store Day on June 12 and

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Dainty Dots

Continuing our series on historic and salvaged pieces around Mill No. 5, we would like to draw your attention to the doors of the fourth floor bathrooms and the Pizzuti Photography Studio door. These glass doors are distinctive from other doors in the building because

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The Farmers and Makers Behind TFM

If you have not yet visited the Farm Market on Sundays, it is time to go! The Farm Market vendors are made up of food and food related products providing staple items to create your weekly meals such as fruit, veggies, bread, meat and eggs

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Making Impressions

May and June is the time to celebrate the mother and father figures in your life, and to recognize recent graduates. Sending a card in the mail is a time-honored tradition. Plus, who doesn’t love to receive a beautiful card in the mail? Sweet Pig

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Old is New

You’ve ventured the hallways and shops of Mill No. 5, but did you know that the beauty and magic of the indoor streetscape was created from salvaged storefronts, vintage signs, and ornaments from Lowell’s rich architectural history? One of our favorite things to witness is

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Urban Farming Goes Medicinal

Red Antler Apothecary is announcing an exciting new project starting this spring: The Apothecary Farm at Mill No. 5. Continuing to be stewards of health, the community and the Earth, the shop will expand into The Urban Farm at Mill No. 5. This will allow

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