Brent and Becky’s Bulbs of Gloucester has purchased the Flat Iron Crossroads entertainment venue and plans to have the nonprofit corporation established by former owner Ray Friend continue its operations there.
Jay Hutchins, general manager of Brent and Becky’s, said that the decision to acquire the property was an easy one for him, his wife and the business’s general manager Denise, and owners Brent and Becky Heath (Becky is Hutchins’s mother).
“The Heath family has been in the area since the 1900s,” he said. “We’ve enjoyed having Flat Iron as a neighbor, so it didn’t take us long to decide … The history of this intersection, along with the length of time the family has been operating here, seemed like a great connection.”
Hutchins said the intersection where Flat Iron and Brent and Becky’s sit has changed over the years. At one time, Route 14 came straight to Flat Iron Road where the old garage sat that now houses the concert venue, he said, and drivers had to make a left-h...
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