It all started with a ride on the Essex Steam Train and dinner at the Griswold Inn. Then we came back to visit the Cooper & Smith Gallery of Fine Art and had dinner at the Black Seal. Next time we brought our kayaks for a paddle in the North Cove followed by lunch at Olive Oyl's. We were hooked on Essex! We located the old Town Hall, a brick building at 12 Main Street, also known as The Post Office. Inside Spence, Dan and Mike dusted off the bank relics, tuned up the lanterns, cleaned the old floors and put some "sip" in the vault. The old bank had become Essex Paint and Sip!