As one story ends another begins! Dave and Nancy Ernsberger have owned and operated the popular gift shop “The Nest” for five years. Dave, who has been instrumental in a number of initiatives in Littleton, decided it was time for him to step back to focus on his projects and to spend more time with his family and closed the store this past September.
Emshika Alberini, owner of Chang Thai restaurant as well as the building occupied by Little Village Toy and Bookstore, Blue Jay Café, The League of NH Craftsmen and The Stitch purchased the 97 Main Street building last Friday. Her plans for the building have, to date, been a closely guarded secret but Emshika has hinted that “it will be the same but different”. Emshika plans to slowly renovate the space to fit her plan and open her store sometime during the first quarter of 2018.
Emshika said “I am excited to now own one of the nicest buildings in downtown Littleton. Dave and Nancy have created such an attractive building that has provided shoppers with a unique and comfortable shopping experience. I hope to carry on the tradition that the Ernsbergers have started.”
“Nancy and I are delighted to turn over the keys to Emshika” commented Dave after the closing. “She is a rising star in Littleton and beyond and we know she will continue to work closely with other local business owners in continuing Littleton’s goal to make its downtown a pleasant and memorable place to visit.”
Mary Doherty, Broker with Peabody and Smith Realty commented “I have worked with both Dave and Emshika for a number of years and I can’t think of a better match. I’m very proud to have played a very small part in helping Dave with this transition.”