Get to Know the Neighbors: Retail Businesses at The Latchis

A good roommate can make or break the living experience, and we’re lucky to share 50 Main Street with three outstanding retail businesses: Positive Geek, Evan James, LTD, and Express Fluency. Get to know our Latchis neighbors — with these three, a stay at The Latchis means far more than an art deco-adorned room and a movie.


Self-proclaimed geeks, you’ll find yourself in paradise at Positive Geek. This specialty shop sees every kitschy, nerdtastic item you can imagine: comic books, action figures, board games, vintage clothing, and more. They also host a wide variety of events for the public — everything from Magic tournaments to screenings of classic films at our theatre. Whether you’re looking for a family fun spot or you’re just a diehard Star Wars or Doctor Who fan, Positive Geek is the place to geek out in Brattleboro.


It’s no contest — our Most Glamorous Neighbor award goes to Evan James, LTD, our very own diamond destination. As southern Vermont’s only American Gem Society certified jeweler, these diamond artisans and goldsmiths are truly the gems of downtown Brattleboro. If you’re in the market for an engagement ring, eternity band, or diamond accessory bracelets or earrings, don’t skip a trip to Evan James. Step outside our theatre doors and the entrance is just to your right.


Looking to learn a new language? Express Fluency, located next door to Positive Geek at 8 Flat Street, offers lessons in Spanish, French, and Latin. Don’t expect to put your nose in a textbook, however — these stress-free programs are all about learning the “natural” way through engaging games, conversations, and stories. Immerse yourself in a weekend or week-long program, and come home from Brattleboro ready to talk in a new tongue.

We all know downtown Brattleboro is chock full of specialty shops that contribute to our trademark quirkiness, but the members of our Latchis family hold a special place in our heart (and, well, our building). Be sure to stop in and say howdy to our neighbors during your visit to Brattleboro — and, perhaps, grab a comic book or diamond ring before your language class.