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Wicked Chic to Open on Main Street

Wicked Chic is the first business to open as a result of a pop-up store initiative developed by a partnership of Imagine Main Street, the Downtown Manchester Special Services District and the Town of Manchester.

Wicked Chic, a new destination for creative shopping in downtown Manchester, will open this Thursday as part of Imagine Main Street's Downtown Holiday Festival. 

The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m . on Thursday, Dec. 6, and will provide an opportunity to enjoy shopping, music, art exhibits, crafts and wine tasting in downtown Manchester as it is decked out for the holidays!

Wicked Chic, which will be located at 974 Main Street, is the brainchild of a number of local creatively inspired, artistically driven entrepreneurs who have come together to collectively open the doors to an alternative shopping experience. The store will sell vintage clothing and accessories, furnishings and unique art, outlandish and funky fashion with a cup of coffee or a spot of tea along with a book. The grand opening includes moonshine tasting by Onyx Moonshine. Wicked Chic is the first business to open as a result of a pop-up store initiative developed by a partnership of Imagine Main Street, the Downtown Manchester Special Services District and the Town of Manchester.

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The highlights of Thursday’s scheduled activities also include:

Shopping at downtown businesses throughout the evening.

695 Main – Cookies and hot beverages by La Via del Gusto at Katherine’s Hair Design.

699 and 713 Main Street – Student Art Exhibit – Students from Manchester High, East Catholic High, Great Path Academy and Cheney Tech will display and sell their artwork.  Food and beverage by bin228 and baked goods from the MCC Culinary School will be available at a reception area at 705 Main Street.  The exhibit is the result of a partnership between the schools, Manchester Art Association and Imagine Main Street.

881 Main Street – Music by “Auborn Mode” at Beller’s Music.

923 Main Street – Make a contribution to the Mitten Tree at First Niagara Bank.

1065 Main Street – Wine Tasting from 6pm to 8pm at the Forest Package Store.

1071 Main Street – Music by Kevin Pearl at E.M. Dougan Gallery and Carriage House Designs.

Music and Carolers located at several other locations throughout the downtown.

Look for Imagine Food & Drink Specials at downtown restaurants.

For more information or to volunteer, contact the Imagine Main Street Committee at ImagineMainStreet@cox.net. Information is also available on the web at http://www.imaginemainstreet.com/ and on Imagine Main Street’s Facebook page.

Janet December 06, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Can't wait to see Main Street back up and running! We have what West Hartford doesn't (Free Parking!) Glastonbury doesnt' have a pedestrian friendly walking downtown & So. Windsor lacks the historic authenticity in EverGreen Walk. Let's shop & eat downtown.
christiane obrien December 06, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Imagine that - we really do have it going on!
John February 03, 2013 at 02:04 PM
Agreed!

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