Ball & Buck, an “All-American” men’s fashion boutique, opened its doors this week at 3 Lewis Street, in the location formerly occupied by Flamepoeira. Inspired by the “Roger the Hunter” image, the store offers a variety of t-shirts and tailor-made clothing for the great outdoors. A portion of the stores’s proceeds benefits conservation charities.
As described on their website:
“Come in, pick up some Ball and Buck gear and bring Roger along on your next trip to the great outdoors. Take Roger on an adventure…if it’s hiking the Appalachian Trail, sailing, fishing in the Bahamas, or lounge’n with friends and family, let Roger keep you company and spread the word that being globally responsible is a stylish and comfy way of life!!”
The store’s location has seen a fair amount of turnover in the past, most recently due to the closing of Flamepoeira, a cafe and art gallery. (View the good-bye Flamepoeira video.)
The Ball and Buck store opening fills in one of the several empty spaces in the immediate area. After closing last year, both Hot Tomatoes and Nonna’s Market remain “for sale” on North Street. The shuttered businesses have alcohol licenses that can be transferred to new businesses within a certain amount of time. Hot Tomatoes had a pouring beer/wine license and Nonna’s had operated with a retail package store license.