2017 Downtown Northampton Economic Indicators Report

End of year Downtown Economic Indicators for 2017, prepared by the city’s Economic Development Director Terry Masterson, are available on the tabs below. A copy of the full press release can be found here along with a copy of the Hampshire Gazette news article here.


  1. Stores by Category
  2. Retail Activity Totals
  3. Attendance Data
  4. Key Local Revenues
  5. Retail Rents
  6. Building Sales and Values
  7. List of Development Projects

     
Inventory by Business Category    
Overview:
There are 232 retail businesses within Downtown Northampton compared with approximately 74 stores in Amherst and 82 in Easthampton. The estimates for Amherst and Easthampton are based on a walk through of their downtowns.      

The boundaries of Downtown Northampton are:

Downtown Boundaries:

North: King Street and Trumbull Road  
West: State Street and Main Street 
East: Hawley Street and Market Street 
South: Pleasant Street and Hockanum Road   

Inventory Adjustments

The 2017 inventory total of 232 represents an adjustment from 220 stores in 2016. The addition of 12 stores includes 2 new stores, 3 Pleasant Street stores and 7 second floor retailers.  
   
TOTAL 232 100%
Eating Establishments 46 20%
Tea and Coffee 11 4.7%
Dessert and Sweet Shop 10 4.4%
Bars 13  5.6%
Liquor 4 1.7%
Food Markets 2 0.8%
TOTAL Food and Beverage: 86 37.2%
     
Music/Entertainment Venues 5 2.1%
Art Galleries 5 2.1%
TOTAL Venues:  10 4.2%
     
Clothing 21 9.1%
Specialty/Unique/Gift 19 8.2%
Guitars/Music 1.3% 
Hair Salons/Barbers 17 7.4%
Jewelry 7 3%
Bookstores 6 2.6%
Banks 7 3%
Fitness or Yoga 6 2.6%
Health/Wellness 3 1.3%
Antique 2 0.8%
Body Art 5 2.1%
Shoes 4 1.7%
Flowers  2  0.8%
Furniture 3 1.3%
Vapor/Tobacco 2 0.8%
Phones 3 1.3%
Miscellaneous 26 11.3%
Total
136 58.6%