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History runs deep in Massachusetts. Throughout the North Shore of Boston, every town has a handful of shops, restaurants, and other establishments that have been in place for many decades.

To highlight these local icons, Northshore magazine selected 10 local institutions that have crossed the 50-year threshold. Northshore readers voted for their favorites, determining the five winners for this year’s 5 over 50.

Introducing the Northshore magazine 5 Over 50 for 2016 (in order of votes):

Hawthorne Hotel (est. 1925) – Salem

Smith Motors Sales (est. 1951) – Haverhill

Long’s Jewelers (est. 1878) – Burlington | Peabody

Smolak Farms (est. circa 1700) – Andover

Clam Box (est. 1938) – Ipswich

Salem’s Hawthorne Hotel, the institution that received the most votes, was awarded a Northshore digital advertising package valued at $12,000. All of the 5 Over 50 winners are featured in Northshore’s October “Movers + Shakers” issue.

For a list of the 10 nominees for 2016, click here. For a look at last year’s 5 Over 50 winners, click here.

TWEET: North Shore’s Hawthorne Hotel earns top spot in @northshoremag’s 3rd Annual #5Over50 Awards link #NSFiveOver50