I live in Chelmsford MA, 35 mi NW of Boston. (Boston is too far away to shop) We do most of our shopping in Nashua NH, also in greater Lowell MA These two cities plus their suburbs comprise about a half-million people. But I'm having difficulty finding a good kitchen-supply/cookware store around here. (doesn't everyone have to cook and eat?)
Up until a few years ago we had two. I'm always looking for kitchen stuff - pizza stone, mortar and pestle, baking pans, etc. I'm looking for a store that has a SELECTION of these things so I can pick the one I like. I don't want to buy on the internet because I like to touch and hold kitchen tools to assess their quality and how they'll feel in my hands.
When I Google on "kitchen store" or "kitchen supplies" I get hits on businesses that install kitchen cabinets. I tried "Cookware" and "Massachusetts" I got hits in Albany and White River Junction in Vermont!
The nearest cookware store to me is William Sonoma down in Burlington but they seem to mostly sell expensive yuppie stuff, and not a very big selection. I'm looking for one of those crowded, cluttered kitchen supply stores that has everything, and lots of it. That's how the stores that went out of business were.
Thanks in advance!