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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.

Balanced Birch

This local spot is a favorite for American-style breakfast and lunch with a Salvadoran flair. Cisco's is BYOB from 12 - 2 PM every day, so be sure to grab a bottle or a local brew from Provisions before you come!

Cisco's Cafe

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!

The Closet

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

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.

Lift Salon

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!

The Harp

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.

WD Cowls

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.

Space Available

Riverside Shops at the Mill District

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