Hanover, MA Former DIY Network Stars Dean Marsico and Derek Stearns, current managers of marketing and sales for Hingham’s Plymouth Quarries, have officially signed on to assist in the redesign of the former Hanover shopping complex. The newly redeveloped single-story retail area, named Merchants Row, is located at 2053 Washington St.
Marsico and Stearns, veteran stone masons with over fifty years of combined industry experience, are working with architects from Studio Troika and developer F.P. Giglio Properties to help with the stone design of the 10-acre property to create a more modern streetscape retail space. This transformation started with the demolition of the existing shopping complex with the result being a visually appealing experience with 62,000 s/f of mixed retail, restaurants and shops.
Spearheaded by Marsico, the new design layout will feature a shopping plaza interconnected by a combination of landscaped green spaces and a central courtyard designed with over 4,000 s/f of Plymouth Quarries’ exclusive Giallo stone, imported direct from Italy. The team is also fabricating 1,600 s/f of Black Pearl Granite and over 2,000 s/f of their newest product – their thin veneer stone – for the project.
According to Marsico, “Merchants Row will look like a shopping center straight out of Rome, when the last stone is placed. It will be full of architecturally unique designs that are as beautiful to look at, as they are functional.”
Stearns said, “We grew up and now live on the South Shore and love the idea of being able to use our love of design and our craftsmanship to help revitalize this community.”
Demolition on the project began in May of 2018 and completion is expected this year.