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Photo of Sandwich Village by Joe Janis
Tappan Chairs are a New Hampshire ladder-back design first crafted in Sandwich, NH in the early 1800’s, and they continue to be crafted in Sandwich to this day, over seven generations of makers, using a medley of modern and historic machinery dating as far back as the 1850’s.
Adam Nudd-Homeyer is the current owner, making him the seventh generation in Tappan Chairs’ line of craftsperson-stewards. It is under Adam’s tenure that Tappan Chairs now celebrate their 200th anniversary--a celebration which had an early start in 2018, with Tappan Chairs’ move into the former, historic, and long vacant Sandwich General Store building, turning it into an open workshop, showroom, and history exhibit, and marking the first time in the business’ long history that it has had its own free-standing building.
Adam Nudd-Homeyer writes:
We welcome you to stop by and visit our shop on August 3 (Saturday), from 10 am - 1 pm as we formally celebrate our bicentennial in Sandwich! We'll have some cake and light refreshments to share, and one or more state "dignitaries" will also be present! We will also be making some exciting announcements...
1. Firstly, we'll be unveiling the first of a "200th year only" style of commemorate rocker (of course!)...
2. We'll be revealing the details on our acquisition of TWO national furniture brands--something that we have been working on for nearly a year, and which is finally happening now(!)--and which we expect to bring a half dozen or more skilled jobs to Sandwich over the next year or so...
3. Finally, we will be announcing our transition in the coming months from an LLC to a benefit corporation, with its core purpose being the support of non-profits which benefit Sandwich and its greater community!
So please save the date and stop on by! If you've never been in our new shop at the old Sandwich General Store (Skinner St./Upper Main St. in Center Sandwich), or haven't been in for awhile, we've added a number of new things to see and learn about for both the business as well as the two historic buildings that we now occupy. And of course, we'll be on hand to give the full scoop on all of these exciting developments...
Please join us—we hope to see you there!
(603) 726-6550, www.tappanchairs.com
Sandwich residents (especially those of us who live in North Sandwich) are thrilled that the North Sandwich Store has reopened. For those of us who live far from the center of town, where the Village Green Café does a wonderful job, a local cafe where we can get coffee, pastries, milk, local vegetables, and much more, is a welcome addition to our vibrant community. Many thanks to Lobin Frizzell for this valuable initiative.
Lobin writes: WE ARE OPEN! (finally) Please stop by for coffee, homemade pastry or just to say hi. We are a work in progress so please make any suggestions. If you would like to consign an item or products please email Bryce@northsandwichstore.com. Our hours of operation in the future will be Thursday-Tues 7-6 (closed Wed). All the best, Lobin
What people are saying:
"I stopped in this week and it looks fabulous. I purchased pastries that were yummy and the sandwich menu looks so good! Welcome and best of luck!"
"Hurray for life being blown back into the historic North Sandwich Store! I for one am going to to celebrate Independence Day by dropping into a newly minted independently-owned store this evening on my way to the festivities!"
"I was pleased to find the North Sandwich Store open this morning…. The sweet smell of fresh baked cinnamon rolls and fresh coffee lured me in…..what a wonderful breakfast treat. Thank you, Lobin Frizzell"
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