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Davenport's Mobil

Davenports in front of gas pumpDavenport's Mobil Service Station is back in full swing!

After a several-week period of digging up and replacing tanks, Davenport's Mobil station on Route 2 near Shelburne Falls is fully functional once again. Sarah Davenport and the rest of the family invite you back to see the upgrades (and buy some gas, of course!).

Davenport's Service StationThis gas station has been a fixture in Shelburne Falls since it opened on Maple Street (across from HHR Paine) back in early last century. Owners Bally and Elsie ran the business at that location until it was moved to the current location in 1956, when Eisenhower's interstate system rerouted Route 2. They continued to operate it until 1979 or so, when ownership transferred briefly to another member of their family; it was purchased by Sarah's parents in 1981.

Sylvia and her husband, Joseph, ran the station together for over thirty years until Joseph's passing in 2016. Now, transfer of ownership is currently underway from Sylvia to daughter Sarah.

Sarah has overseen the new upgrades project—which includes removing three tanks, putting in one new one, and installing new dispensers—and says there may be a few more changes coming—but exactly what? We'll just have to wait and see!

Please stop by and support this local, longtime business!

Davenport's Mobil Business Profile

Marjorie Moser Print & Dye

Marjorie and Peter Moser in front of shopMarjorie Moser, a fabric artist, practiced her craft in New York City’s demanding world of fashion and Broadway Theater for three decades. During those years, Marjorie also worked with street-involved youth, teaching printing and design on fabric, and leading wellness workshops.

In 2013, Marjorie moved from Brooklyn, NY, to Shelburne Falls with her husband Peter Moser, a graphic and web designer and they set up shop on Water Street working together to create beautifully designed and carefully printed pieces. In May 2016, Marjorie opened her workshop at 2 Bridge Street in Shelburne Falls where you can find Peter and Marjorie’s printed textiles and Marjorie’s hand-dyed, sewn, and quilted pieces.

Marjorie’s dyeing work has evolved into a joyful and pleasant pace of creating original cloth pieces that are rich with color and inspired by the natural surrounds of this beautiful place, often using flowers and leaves from her garden on Water Street. Her blog “I dye every day” chronicles her day to day experiences with dyes, both natural and synthetic and the beautiful markings that result from folding, binding and printing on silk, linen, cotton, and wool.

Visit Marjorie’s website, designed by Peter, at www.marjoriemoser.com. And be sure to stop by the lovely little shop that hangs over the Deerfield River between the Iron Bridge and the Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls!

Marjorie Moser Print & Dye Business Profile

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