Explore the Shops
From the edgy “Style” at The Lift Salon to the down-to-earth know-how at Cowls Building Supply, shopping in the Mill District is always better in-person than online. Find everything you need and enjoy the experiential quality of keeping it local.
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
Atkins "Your Local Market" provides a high-quality selection of locally produced and privately labeled goods, as well as conventional and seasonal products.
Offering a selection of beer, liquor, and limited wine, Big Guy is the neighborhood spot for your home and party needs.
Big Guy Liquors
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
This paint-your-own, DIY sign-making studio is the place for parties, team-building workshops, and home-decorating events. Gather and get your craft on!
Hammer & Stain
Known for their daily hash and huge pancakes, Jake’s offers breakfast and lunch, and is happy to cater!
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.
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
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.
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!
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!