Deerfield in 2019

Editor’s Report on the State of our Towns and Deerfield Attractions

February 4, 2019

Dear Deerfield Attractions Member

I’m excited to report the state of our towns has never been better!  There are so many great things happening in Deerfield and South Deerfield, and we’ve now got a neat new way to keep up with the changes and hear from new business owners, with the Deerfield Now page on Facebook.  

2019 is the year that many more tourists are going to visit Deerfield and our towns.

In 2017 we re-designed our town tourism website and we are happy to add more photos, videos or anything else you’d like to include on your page to better showcase what you offer tourists in Deerfield.  Give us a call to come take photos, shoot a video, or make changes to your page.

Below are the website stats for for 2018.

Look at what’s new in Deerfield:

A new 24-hour Cumberland Farms store has been built and is open on Route 5.

Hillside Pizza is opening up a full-service pizza and sandwich shop in the former Au Bon Pain at Yankee Candle. Until this opens they are serving inside the big flagship store.

South Deerfield now has a full-service market, Ciesluk’s Market, with produce meats, bakery, and local produce, all owned by a wonderful local farm woman, Nicole Ciesluk.

Deerfield Nails and Spa just opened, bringing pedicures and other pampering treatments to our village, to great acclaim.

The Condos at Sugarloaf have already opened to their first residents, and soon this over 50 development will bring more new citizens to town.

Leo’s Table is opening up at the former Jerry’s Place, bringing new excitement, a new menu, and a place to gather right downtown.

The New England Natural Bakery is building a factory at the former pickle location bringing jobs and business to town. Dumont Corporation, a precision manufacturing business, is just about to open in the same location.

Right over the line, in the former Sugarloaf Shoppes at the corners of Route 5 and Route 116, a new marijuana dispensary will be opening up, bringing many tourists and other shoppers to town. Harvest, Inc is also opening a dispensary in the former Deerfield Plastics location on Rte 5.

Our Town Administrator has moved on but we are making progress on the Complete Streets Program that will bring better markings to the pavement and hopefully a better-designed town common.  We might even get bicycle lanes in downtown S. Deerfield!

We beat back an attempt to bring a Dollar Store to our towns. Nobody wanted it, and we managed to convince the company that we are not the right place for their ticky-tacky cheesy products.

Once again we are happy to have a website designed to attract visitors to Deerfield and to showcase what we offer to any visitor.

Thanks again for being a part of Deerfield Attractions.

Max Hartshorne

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