Bellows Falls celebrating 20 years of revitalization

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Join statewide and local partners who have played a significant role in the revitalization efforts and hear the stories of the businesses that make Bellows Falls vibrant and a prime example of the creative economy in action. Gather at the Waypoint Center at 17 Depot St. – across form the train station – Friday, May 17 at 1:30 p.m.

Participants in the afternoon event include Windham Windsor Housing Trust, The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Housing Vermont, USDA, Preservation Trust of Vermont, Windham Regional Commission, the Vermont Creative Network, Southern Vermont Economic Project, Southeastern Vermont Community Action, The Vermont Arts Council and representatives from Senator Leahy and Sanders’ offices.

Through effective creative partnerships with these organizations involving the renovation of the Exner and Howard Blocks, the Bellows Falls Opera House, the Hotel Windham, Bellows Falls Waypoint Center, and brownfield remediation, millions of dollars have been invested in downtown Bellows Falls.

The groundwork laid by these projects continue to fuel future initiatives in Bellows Falls as it continues to attract businesses to the downtown and look to the island for future development as well as, maintaining a synergy between the industrial park and downtown businesses.

The celebration is open to the public who are encouraged to come meet the participants hear firsthand the opportunities and challenges that they have faced and how their perception of Bellows Falls has evolved.

The celebration is hosted by the town of Rockingham, Bellows Falls Downtown Development Alliance, Great Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Rockingham Arts and Museum Project.

RSVPS are appreciated but not required. The Bellows Falls Waypoint Center is wheel chair accessible. Please call in advance with questions or to make arrangements at town of Rockingham Development office 802-463-3964 x1110 or email development@rockbf.org. Please enter in subject line: “Bellow Falls 20 Year Celebration.”

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