“When we arrived, there was already a lot opened up and removed, but the landlord was agreeable to exposing the hardwood floor. We have kept the tin ceiling and have repainted it silver like it was meant to be. We kept all the built-in bookcases that were original and the big mirror and the woodwork,” Simpson said. “All of the structural integrity will remain in place.”
Business will continue as usual in Nest’s Andover shop, which is known for its live window displays. Baby chicks are currently roaming in the store window in celebration of Easter.
Simpson hopes to create that same excitement in Amesbury, but also has some ideas in mind that will be unique to that town.
“I think we are a good fit. I think the store will work well there. I think our vibe that we have will carry well there,” she said. “... I’ve lived in Andover my whole life and I love communities that are trying to work at being better. I hope to bring a little something to that table.”