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Village LIFE: Explore the village of Falmouth

The Gallery on Main

Just across the pedestrian-only street of Academy Drive, where the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce finds their home in the former Lawrence Academy, outdoor fire pits and high-top café tables let passersby know that a meal at Anejo is an electrifying experience. Whether sipping on an endless array of tequilas or enjoying the anything-but-ordinary Mexican cuisine, this cool and energizing restaurant is not the same old thing. Insider’s tip: Check out their Sunday brunch—rarely a wait for a table and a surprising twist on the standard classics. 

This part of Main Street, as you approach the western end, is where the village has seen recent changes and additions. New this year, Denise and Brian Quinn opened The Gilded Oyster, a charming jewelry store that showcases work by local Cape artisans as well as some work by New England artists and an intriguing line of Celtic and Scottish pieces from Ireland and Scotland. Like the pearl inside an oyster, this little shop at 155 Main Street is quite the find. Unlike that rare pearl, luck is not required to come away with a thing of beauty. The Quinns, who are new residents of Falmouth, know their stuff, since they spent years building a successful fine jewelry business in the western part of the state. Their son also followed in the family business and has embarked on his own career of jewelry design, and his pieces can be found in the shop as well. Stop in and welcome the Quinns and who knows, you may find your own pearl to take home.

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Just a few doors down, Caline for Kids is the place to find everything to dress the children in your world. Mothers, grandmothers and aunts are heard exclaiming in symphonic oohs and ahhs as soon as they walk in the door and spot the adorable outfits and accessories. Looking for the perfect piece for a family photo on the beach? This is the place.

A few doors down, Bean & Cod welcomes those with an appetite or in need of some caffeine. While they aren’t a new business, they are in a new location. Formerly in the space now occupied by Eastman’s Hardware, owner Steve Vannerson, who owns the deli-style market with his wife Sharron, says, “Everything is the same except the address!” Although it has been four years since the move, the place still feels new; maybe it is the scaled down nature of the place. Now it is easy to focus on the cheese case, and the daily sandwich and soup offerings, or the smells coming out of the cappuccino machine. The hard part is deciding what to order. Staples like olive oils, vinegars, jams and syrups; any and all would be the perfect items for a special gift for your favorite cook.



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