Adjacent to the Half Moon Shops, you can satisfy your sweet tooth at Cook’s Candy Kitchen (603) 366-5035 where you’ll find all the summertime favorites, from candy apples to salt water taffy, from fudge to fine chocolates. Cook’s also has a large selection of T-shirts.
Other shops in the Weirs Beach area include Kellerhaus (603) 366-4466; an un-named t-shirt shop on the Winnipesaukee Pier; Everest Mountain Goods at #1 Simpson Avenue; and Weirs Beach Convenience and Gifts (603) 366-9310, at #1198 Weirs Boulevard.
HISTORICAL GIFT SHOPS
Above, Karen’s Gift Shop, 1960s. Located across the street from the Naswa until the late 1990s.The building is still there, but it is no longer used as a gift shop.
Pinney’s Gift Shop in the 1940s, before Tarlson’s Arcade was built to the left, and before the building was expanded with a large annex to the right. This building, at #292 Lakeside Avenue, is now the home of the Surfside Burger Bar. Click here to enlarge.
Masseck’s Gift Shop, 1906-1924. This building preceded Pinney’s Gift Shop, in the same exact location. It was a family business, owned by Clinton S. Masseck and his wife Mary Lee, who together with their son, Clinton J. Masseck, specialized in photography of the area. Many of the postcard images of this era were photographed by the Massecks. The building burned down in the Great Weirs Beach Fire of 1924. In the early 1930s, Mary, a widow by that time, built a new gift shop building, where she resided in an owner’s apartment. In May, 1943, Mary sold the gift shop to Mrs. Pinney.
Below, a souvenir creamer of Spindle Point, with the Masseck name on the bottom.
To the left of the Pinney building, at the corner of Tower Street and Lakeside Avenue, was a small stand called the Weirs Candy Kitchen.