Heard on the Street

HEARD ON THE STREET: 2.6.19

Pelkey to Skate for Team USA in Rivalry Series Montpelier native and Olympic gold medalist Amanda Pelkey was selected to play for Team USA in a three-game Rivalry Series against Canada this month. Pelkey, who is in her third season skating for the Boston Pride of the professional National Women’s Hockey League, will join 12 […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 1.23.19

New Commercial Building On Barre-Montpelier Road Last fall, Connor Contracting of Montpelier tore down the old John Deere store on property it owns on the Barre-Montpelier Road. It has now erected a new 10,000-square-foot building that should be completed this spring, according to Fred Connor of Connor Contracting. Conner said his firm has received permits […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 1.9.19

Kizy Opens on Barre Street The former home of Beau Butchery on Barre Street has found a new tenant and is now open for lunch. Helmed by Kismet owner Crystal Maderia, “Kizy” echoes the cuisine of its big sister on State Street, serving a gourmet menu of pesto-rye tartines with avocado or cheese, grain bowls, […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 12.6.18

Local Coupons Available The Buy Local coupon book sponsored by Local First Vermont is available at several Central Vermont retailers. The book costs $20 and offers more than $3,000 in discounts at Vermont businesses. It is available in Montpelier at Capitol Grounds, Capitol Stationers, Onion River Outdoors, Savoy Theater, and Woodbury Mountain Toys. Coupons are […]

Green Mountain Transit Considers Paratransit Service for Central Vermont

By Michelle A.L. Singer Green Mountain Transit is considering the creation of a dedicated “paratransit” van service as part of its NextGen Transit plan, which also aims to increase route efficiency and improve customer service. Community-wide discussions are ongoing for proposed changes to key local bus routes, including the Montpelier Circulator, Barre Hospital Hill, Montpelier […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 11.1.18

Aubuchon Expands into Former Flower Shop Aubuchon Hardware is expanding into the former flower shop space next door, a change that will increase the store’s footprint by about 15 percent, according to Aubuchon store manager Henry Witte. The new space, which will be used primarily for housewares and kitchenware, had been left vacant when Petals […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 10.18.18

Local Favorite “Session Americana” to Play Opera House Session Americana, a Boston-based band that blends vintage American roots music styles and was a fan favorite in the heyday of the legendary Langdon Street Café in Montpelier, is set to play at the Barre Opera House at 7:30 pm on Saturday, Oct. 27. Dan Casey, director […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 9.20.18

Morse Farm Ski Touring Center Closing Shocks Skiers Local cross-country skiers and snowshoers were saddened to learn this week that the Morse Farm Ski Touring Center in East Montpelier will not reopen this winter, after 17 years of operation. A statement emailed to customers by the five partners of the ski operation, and also posted […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 9.6.18

Montpelier Restaurants Continue to Disappear It’s a tough time to be a restaurant in Montpelier, it appears. After just four months of wowing local palates, Banchan—run by An Na, her mother Jin Suk, and sister, Jin An—closed its doors in August after Suk decided to retire and return to California. This comes after the closing […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 8.16.18

Kool Runninz Finds a New Home (for Now) Jerk chicken fans may have been dismayed to find the Jamaican pop-up restaurant Kool Runninz gone from their location at the corner of Granite and Barre streets last week. According to co-owner Tiffany Knibb, the state asked them to move and make way for the bike path […]