Survival Guide – The Basics
Concord Area Transit (CAT): (603) 225-1989
Limited bus service within the city of Concord and to the mall. Buses run from approximately 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Contact CAT directly for bus routes.
Concord Cab Company: 1 Kennedy Lane, (603) 225-4222
Concord Coach Lines: 30 Stickney Avenue, (800) 639-3317
Frequent service to Boston, South Station, and Logan Airport
Police and Fire Department
For all emergencies, medical and otherwise – dial 911
Police department: 35 Green St., (603) 225-8664
Fire department: 24 Horseshoe Pond Lane, (603) 225-8650
Concord Hospital: 250 Pleasant St, (603) 225-2711
24-hour emergency services
Concord Hospital Walk-In Urgent Care Center: (603) 230-1200, walk in clinic at Horseshoe Pond
Concord Hospital Family Health Center: 250 Pleasant St., 228-7200
Concord Family Medicine: 141 East Side Dr., 228-0071
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center: 253 Pleasant St., 226-2200
Capital Area Veterinary Emergency Service: 1 Intervale Rd, Concord NH 03301, (603) 227-1199
Open 24 hours
The local mall
Steeplegate Mall, on D'Amante Drive off Loudon Road (map here), is a hub for department stores and shopping, both inside the mall and in the surrounding area.
Stores in the mall include: Abercrombie & Fitch, Aéropostale, American Eagle Outfitters, Bath & Body Works, The Bon-Ton, Charlotte Russe, GameStop, jcpenney, Kitchen Collection, LensCrafters, Old Navy, Olympia Sports, Sears, Talbots, Victoria's Secret and Verizon Wireless.
Nearby department stores include: Best Buy, Dick's Sporting Goods, Home Depot, Michael's, Ocean State Job Lot, PetSmart, Sam's Club, Target, and Wal-Mart.
Restaurant and beverage options in the area include: Applebee's, Dunkin' Donuts, The Ninety-Nine, Newick's Lobster House, Ruby Tuesday, TGI Friday's, and Starbucks.
Fort Eddy road
Another hub, this one's a little closer to UNH Law (map here). You'll find three grocery stores (see "Grocery Shopping" section below), Books a Million, Eastern Mountain Sports, a high-end florist, Hallmark, a great Japanese restaurant, an LL Bean outlet, Lowe's, Panera Bread, a party store, Petco, Planet Fitness, Staples, a Verizon store, and lots more.
Downtown Concord has lots to offer shoppers, including a consignment store if you're looking to buy inexpensive furniture or sell it when you graduate. Other highlights include Bona Fide Green Goods and Your Home, Your World, where you'll find everything you need to live eco-consciously; Joe King's, a big independent shoe store; Lotions N Potions, offering just that, plus facials and spa treatments; too many hair salons to mention; a handful of clothing stores; a fun antique gallery where you'll find anything and everything; plenty of home decor and improvement stores; enough pubs to satisfy your thirst; a funky arts collective studio and shop; pastry shops galore; tailors and dry cleaners; pharmacies; an independent bookstore; and more.
Living in New Hampshire, you never have to pay full price, because the outlet malls are just a short drive away. Nearby options include the Tanger Outlets in Tilton (a 20-minute drive), with stores such as Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Coach, Gap, Izod, J Crew, Levis, Nike, Nine West, Polo Ralph Lauren and more. The Merrimack Premium Outlets (30 minutes away) feature stores such as Ann Taylor, Calvin Klein, DKNY, Elie Tahari, Guess, Loft, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, and more.
Market Basket: Fort Eddy Road location, 108 Fort Eddy Rd., (603) 224-5479; downtown location, 80 Storrs St., (603) 228-3228
Shaw's Supermarket: Fort Eddy Plaza location, 20 Fort Eddy Rd., (603) 228-0770; Loudon Road location, 20 D'amante Drive, (603) 228-1440
Hannaford: 73 Fort Eddy Rd., (603) 228-2060
Wal-Mart Supercenter: 344 Loudon Rd., (603) 226-9312
Concord Cooperative Market: 24 South Main Street (603) 225-6840
Full-service natural foods grocery store with an extensive organic and local produce department and a variety of natural food, health, body, and household products.
Farmers' markets: Concord hosts a farmers' market on Capitol Street every Saturday morning June-October. In the colder months, look for the winter farmers' market, held at a Concord greenhouse and nursery.
Granite State Natural Foods: 164 North State St., (603) 224-9341
Natural, gourmet, and ethnic foods. Vitamins, supplements, herbal products, bulk grain, fresh baked breads, homeopathic, books, information center, and special diet foods.
Saigon Asian Market: 93 S. Maple, Manchester, (603) 644-3555
Asian Market Center: 550 Elm St., Manchester, (603) 669-2183
CVS: 44-52 N. Main St., (603) 225-9300
Hannaford: 73 Fort Eddy Rd, (603) 228-2121
Rite Aid: 92 South St., (603) 228-8400; 165 N. State St., (603) 223-6713; 24 Fort Eddy Plaza, (603) 224-7784
Cindy Ann Cleaners: 169 N. Main St., (603) 228-0623
Arnos: 267 S. Main St., (603) 224-4461
Cleary Cleaners: 80 S. Main St., (603) 225-3393; 228 Loudon Rd., (603) 226-0449
Concord Public Library: 45 Green St., (603) 225-8670
Bring your school ID along with proof of Concord address for a library card.
New Hampshire State Library: 20 Park St., (603) 271-2144
The oldest state library in the United States. Combined with the State Supreme Court Law Library, it houses more than 400,000 volumes. Located in front of the library is the First in the Nation Primary Walk of Fame.
New Hampshire Law Library: Supreme Court Building, 1 Noble Street (directions) (603) 271-3777
Open to the public, this law library was created to allow the citizens of New Hampshire educational access to the law.
New Hampshire Historical Society Library: 30 Park St., (603) 228-6688
Preserves the finest collection of printed, manuscript, and pictorial materials relating to New Hampshire history anywhere.