Here’s a look at the businesses that are moving in and out of Methuen.


*Ye’s Table: The Asian fusion restaurant, located at the former Sovereign Bank on Merrimack Street across from Heav’nly Donuts, opened May 20. The same folks own Fusion House restaurant, also on Merrimack.
•Washville, a state-of-the-art tunnel-style car wash, opened April 22 at the former CREST site on Broadway. They offer 22 free vacuum stalls in addition to a car wash experience that includes a light show, scents and towel service. The facility uses 70 percent “recycled” water and bio-degradable chemicals.
• Starbucks, located at 4 Broadway in the Broadway Crossing plaza just north of the former Polartec, is now open. They have another location at The Loop.


• Ellie’s Farmhouse announced in April that they opened a second location, This time they’re in Southington, Conn. Their breakfast/lunch spot in the Village Mall is hopping!


• Methuen Village assisted living, on Gleason Street, last month celebrated 15 years in the city caring for seniors and those affected with memory issues.


• Pest End: After 30 years operating in Methuen, Pest End pest and wildlife solutions is selling its highly visible property at the Five Corners. The business, now run by Nancy and Andy Carace’s son, daughter and daughter-in-law, will now be solely located at their Plaistow, N.H., office.


• Hair Quarters Barber Shop, located at the Five Corners, announced on Facebook that they’re moving just a stone’s throw away. As of June 18, they’ll be located at 26 Hampshire St., in Methuen Square.


• Pica’s Ice Cream and Deli, at 18 Ayers Village Road, on Feb. 29 received approval-with-conditions from the Zoning Board of Appeals to sell alcohol.
• Aroma Joe’s has received approval to build a drive-thru business at 75 Haverhill St.
•Taco John’s: A stand-alone restaurant with drive-thru at 436 Broadway, within the Village Mall and abutted by Dunkin’ Donuts to the south and Texas Road House to the north, has been approved. The fast-food restaurant will be open daily from 6am-midnight, according to the application. DID YOU KNOW that Taco John’s trademarked “Taco Tuesday” back in 1989?


*Dunkin’ Donuts: Cafua Realty Trust went before the Community Development Board last month, requesting a special permit to build a 24-seat drive-thru coffee shop at 477-479 Broadway (undeveloped land to the left of Rostron Liquors). Per Planning Division Director Kathleen Colwell, the DD located at 450 Broadway (next to the Village Mall plaza) would relocate here. Community Development tabled discussion until June 12; the Zoning Board of Appeals was scheduled to discuss a special permit for the business April 24. Methuen currently has nine Dunkin’ Donuts locations.
• ABI New England will be opening their state-of-the-art ABA center at 147 Pelham St., Suite 201. ABI provides individualized ABA services for individuals on the autism spectrum up to the age of 22. Info:, (617) 402-5444.
• Wengs Garden, which has the same owners at Salem, N.H.,’s Yang Ming, is completely renovating the former Knights of Columbus Gaythorne Hall on Broadway. Per our May issue, owner May Chen-Weng is looking forward to bringing live entertainment (“like music, a dancing space or hopefully a comedian”) to the venue. Max occupancy for this space is 150.
• KPOT, an all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ and hot pot experience, is coming to The Loop. Seating for 196 guests and anticipated opening is August. The chain is also planning to open locations in Dedham and West Springfield as well as Nashua, N.H.
*Teriyaki Madness: Coming to The Loop and will be located in between European Wax Center and Bath & Body Works. Offering Asian-style bowls, apps and sides in a fast, casual atmosphere. There will be six to 10 seats at this site. This nationwide chain also has a location in Burlington.


• Carolyn’s Farm Kitchen, which some Methuen cable TV viewers may recognize from the cooking show of the same name, is opening a storefront at 800 Broadway, Haverhill. Owner Carolyn Grieco announced in a Facebook post last month that she is focusing on “both retail and wholesale growth of our products.” Open house will be June 1 and 2. You can catch her shows on Methuen TV twice a week. Find out more at
• Beiruti Mediterranean Restaurant has opened at the former Jocelyn’s at 355 S. Broadway in Salem, N.H. It’s operated by Richard Sfeir and his father George, formerly of Jocelyn’s, will be cooking up his renowned authentic cuisine alongside Elie Sfeir. Dine in, take out and catering service.
• Bull Moose Music plans to move its 419 S. Broadway, Salem, N.H., location to Plaistow this month. Bull Moose had been in Salem since 2000. 
• Buff City Soap celebrated its grand opening at Tuscan Village last month. Soaps, bath bombs, laundry soap and more. The store is located at 20 Artisan Drive, Suite 2090, Salem, N.H.