Cape’s Store Selection Continues to Broaden

Emily McMahon, Staff Writer

Summer is soon approaching, and for some that means ample free time. Within the weeks, many new stores are opening or have already opened. From expanding food places to shoe chains, those in Barnstable will have new opportunities to lighten their wallets.

DSW – Until May 15, the closest DSW outlet for those who reside in Barnstable was off Cape in Wareham. Now you can access thousands of shoes – men’s, women’s, and children’s – in the Festival Plaza. This chain offers a huge selection of shoes with decent prices, making it an option for any occasion – formal or casual.  This addition to the area will create competition to other shoe stores around, including the Payless DSW is moving next to.

Whole Foods – A belgian waffle bar, an endless cheese selection, and a great produce section are only a few options that the grocery store Whole Foods has to offer. And since May 14, Barnstable residents have one in the same plaza that DSW moved in. The opening of the Hyannis Whole Foods has compelled thousands of Cape Codders to check out the new store. Whole Foods is in close proximity with the new DSW, creating a wonderful shopping experience for the area.

Cape Cod Creamery – If you have ever driven down Rt. 28 in Yarmouth in the summertime, you find it is crowded with tourists and locals. Among many restaurants and mini golf courses, Cape Cod Creamery is one of the destinations that has people coming to the area. Now, those who live in Barnstable and want to avoid the busy Rt. 28 can enjoy the same charm and ice cream they get from the Yarmouth Ice Cream shop. This summer, there will be another Cape Cod Creamery located in the Christmas Tree Plaza.

B2 in Mashpee – Burrito Bistro in Hyannis is a favorite around town. It is located in the heart of busy Hyannis, but now there will be another in Mashpee Commons, creating a more convenient location for those who live in Cotuit or Marstons Mills. This new location will also bring more business to the chain, as it is positioned in a busy shopping plaza.

Little Miss Cupcake – And coming June 1 is Little Miss Cupcake. It will be located on Main Street in Hyannis next to Rendezvous Cafe. This is one of the first cupcake places to the area and will provide another option for a sweet treat while shopping downtown.

Five Below – Moving to 790 Iyannough Rd Hyannis is Five Below, a store known for their low and reasonable prices, all being from one to five dollars. It offers a variety of items from media to sports equipment to food. This will bring more options for those who search for bargain deals.

Coming up – Within the next year the beloved Common Ground will be moving location – up Main Street Hyannis next to Percy’s Place. Part of the 12 Tribes, they will now be known as the Yellow Deli, a more well known restaurant within their community. Other Yellow Deli locations are  in states such as California, Vermont, and Tennessee. The Yellow Deli on Main will be run by the same people who are running the Common Ground currently, but the menu will be a little different.