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North Square at the Mill District
Balanced Birch Studio engages students in authentic instruction in Classical Pilates® and the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® through hands-on, personalized, boutique instruction for clients of all abilities.
Locally owned and operated, Big Basket Market brings bulk spices, rice, noodles, and beans; fine chocolate; prepared Indian, Arabic, Pakistani, and Chinese foods; and frozen items such as naan, roti, samosas, and kabab to the neighborhood. And much more!
Big Basket Market
The Closet brings chic, eclectic style to North Amherst, with their curated collection of vintage, new, and new-to-you pieces. The boutique aims to make fashion more accessible by pricing new and previously loved designergarments at a more affordable price point. With a wide variety of styles and sizes, there is something for everyone in the shop, with each piece being unquestionably unique!
Part art gallery, part experiential retail store: the General Store is an array of household items, gardening, pet supplies, games, art supplies, gifts, and locally sourced items. Check it out! Try the one-way glass bathroom, fill a bag with penny candy, and get lost for an hour.
Mill District General Store
Mill District Local Art Gallery creates a community hub for emerging and established artists to show and sell their work, lead pop-up classes & conversations, and learn from one another.
Mill District Local Art Gallery
Graze Craze® offers a unique and affordable option for all your party needs - large or small! Their beautiful, thoughtful spreads can be customized to suit any palate and crowd, from work events to picnics, parties to open houses. You'll be blown away by the assortments to choose from. This location of the popular chain is locally-owned and operated, and woman-owned to boot!
The Mill District welcomes the North Amherst Library to North Square while their historic building up the road is renovated. Follow for programming and pop by to borrow books and more.
North Amherst Library
There is an unmistakable elegance to the experience at The Lift, with stylists’ attention to detail and one-on-one consultations. The education and training that their stylists receive abroad at the L’Oreal International Hairdressing Academy in Paris, France, and Rome, Italy, as well as at L’Oreal’s SOHO Academy in New York City, means that your hair looks impeccable every time.
Provisions keeps you in the best for pantry and cellar. Get advice on fine beer and wine, chat with their cheese monger, and find local culinary treasures at their new location in North Amherst!
Owner Janelle Taylor offers expertly customized skin care and waxing, as well as specialty treatments like micro-needling, LED Therapy, Dermaplaning, and Lash & Brow services. Whether you're simply seeking relaxation, or looking for support with aesthetic questions and challenges, Smooth Affairs is the spot!
Smooth Affairs @ The Lift Salon
Boasting one of the best menus in town, The Harp is the place in North Amherst to gather with friends, enjoy a beer and great entertainment, and sit outside on the patio. With yard games and beautiful landscaping, this is one of the best kept secrets in Amherst. Tell your friends!
Cowls Building Supply serves the residents of Western Massachusetts with a unique combination of lumber, building materials, paint, hardware, and expert, friendly service. And don’t leave your dog-friends in the car, they’re welcome in the store. Treats available at the counter!
Cowls Building Supply
WD Cowls Land Management Company has called this land home since 1741. They sustainably manage, conserve, and develop land for a healthy, diversified ecosystem that produces wood, quality water, recreational opportunities, and wildlife habitat.
The Mill District has space for your business. And not just space...a whole PLACE! Contact us today to learn more about spaces ranging from 1k - 14k square feet, in this quickly growing village center, providing amenities to 25k daily commuters and nearby residents.
Riverside Shops at the Mill District
A local favorite, AHOP offers more than just great pizza. The restaurant boasts a full menu ranging from pizza and calzones, to grinders, wings, burritos, and more!
Amherst House Of Pizza
Offering a selection of beer, liquor, and limited wine, Big Guy is the neighborhood spot for your home and party needs.
Big Guy Liquors
With her private, one-chair studio, Mindy offers service that is friendly and personal, with styling that is classic and well-priced. Located in the Riverside Plaza, you can get your hair done, grab a pizza, pick up your laundry, and be home before you know it!
Mindy's Barber Shop
Vital Milk employs certified lactation counselors and offers peer counseling, encouraging mothers to not only work with Vital Milk for their lactation needs, but also become lactation counselors and supporters in their own communities!
Shine is not only a self-service laundromat, but also a full service Wash, Dry, and Fold spot in the neighborhood! Drop your laundry off in their Big Blue Bin outside the shop, and pick it up, 24 hours a day, in the Cubby Room. You’re charged per pound, with no hidden fees! Sign up for their subscription service.