Village LIFE: The Magic of Mashpee
As you work up an appetite strolling up and down the tucked away side streets, you’ll want to make a pit stop at Washashore Bakery. The cinnamon buns don’t disappoint, and from the sticky buns to the lemon squares to the whoopie pies, it’s hard not to be impressed by this local bakery full of sensational sweets.
While Mashpee Commons has become the heart and soul of this community, the effort to be part of the town is only growing through all aspects of business spread out across Mashpee. Around the corner in Deer Crossing, Soprano’s has become a favorite for locals with its combination of indoor and outdoor seating. The Italian fare is authentic and matches the intimacy of the cozy bar. New businesses, like Au Coeur Mind-Body Center, have brought their niche to Deer Crossing. Located in the upper level, the Au Coeur Center, run by Douglas and Sheryll Reichwein, offers a wide variety of classes and programs to help people better manage their stress.
The common thread in Mashpee is the camaraderie among the people who live here, crossing cultures and decades of historic significance. “The people here define Mashpee,” says Mary Lou Palumbo, executive director at the Mashpee Chamber of Commerce. “It’s amazing how everyone comes together when something happens. People love this town, and they go all out to help each other.” The growth of Mashpee is on the radars of many local leaders, whose visions for the town’s future are big. In addition to more residential options to better accommodate a population that has doubled in size since 1990, the Mashpee Chamber of Commerce hopes to eventually have a hotel and conference center to host the area’s many visitors.
The Mashpee of today is a far cry from the days when people simply used the village as a means to get to another destination down the road. It’s now the destination for so many. What was a hidden treasure is now a diamond shining bright.
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