The Evaporator Works, located at 51 S. Main St., once known as a retail shopping destination, currently has a number of new independently owned shops. Since late fall 2013 to present, three apparel boutiques, a full service florist, an art gallery, and bakery have opened at the Works. An Italian coffee shop is slated to open this summer.

Eager to showcase their businesses, the collection of shops will host a food and entertainment themed open house on May 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. The businesses will follow this event, each first Thursday monthly with an event.

Attendees May first, can look forward to wine parings, champagne and chocolate tastings, a martini bar, and live music provided in cooperation with The Blue Rock Caf in Hudson. All the shops will be open for business, and offering various promotions during the evening.

The Shops at The Evaporator Works include; Chentini Gallery, GRC- Green Roots Collection, Love Bug's Bakery, Molly Taylor Designs, Outfitters: An Adventure in Woman's Clothing, and Winds of Change Boutique.

More information about the shops, First Thursday's and the Evaporator Works can be found on Facebook at Shops at The Evaporator Works, or by contacting the businesses.