New liquor store opens in county’s shire town

Local business partners Ned Horton and Scott Hirschberg have recently opened a new liquor store in Middlebury they hope will mirror the success of their first business collaboration: Vergennes Wine & Beverage.

Business negotiating for Middlebury’s 51 Main

Nedde Real Estate officials are working to hammer out a lease with a tenant who’s proposing a food-service business in what has for a long time been one of downtown Middlebury’s most conspicuous storefront vacancies: 51 Main St.

Chamber of Commerce awards Addison County excellence

The Addison County Chamber of Commerce recognized several area businesses and individuals for excellence this past Thursday during its annual meeting at the Vergennes Opera House.

Quesnel joins National Bank of Middlebury as community lender

According to Kerry Mazzariello, vice president and senior community lender at National Bank of Middlebury, Lindi Quesnel has joined the bank as its newest retail community lender.

Peluso to preside over VT Realtor’s Board

IPJ’s Sarah Peluso has been elected 2023 president of the Vermont Association of Realtors’ Board of Directors at its annual meeting on Oct. 12. 

Otter Creek brew pub closing after this weekend

The pub on Exchange Street will close after this last weekend of selling brews.

Brendan Taylor takes reins of Bee’s Wrap

Bee’s Wrap, the Middlebury maker of reusable, all-natural food storage wraps, has a new CEO. Brendan Taylor joined the firm, which has a manufacturing facility on Exchange Street, as its chief executive officer in September.

Closing of stationery store marks end of an era

The store’s roots actually extend deeper than the Tombs; it began in 1975 as Middlebury Office Supply in the basement of what is now the Town Hall Theater building on Merchants Row.

Cannabis goes on sale; Midd store cashing in

Business was blooming this past weekend at downtown Middlebury’s FLŌRA, a fully licensed and permitted cannabis retail shop that opened to brisk traffic as Vermont’s cannabis retail law took effect on Oct. 1. As of that date FLŌRA was only one of three su … (read more)

Women’s clothing store opens its doors in Midd

“I remember watching (Mendy’s) close and inside of me a voice was saying, ‘I have to fill that space,’” Lisa Phelps recalled during a recent interview.

Middlebury student venture spotlights startups

While many of the students filling Middlebury College dining halls last winter were discussing looming final exams or details of their trips home for winter break, Sam Segal and Brett Perlmutter were working out the details of a company they hoped would c … (read more)

Program to help Vermont businesses

Another program is launching to help Vermont businesses that are short on operating funds because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

National Bank of Middlebury names new leaders

A new board member, promotions and a new hire were recently announced by the National Bank of Middlebury.

Sarah Kearns receives small business award

State Director Linda Rossi announced that Sarah Kearns of Middlebury has been selected as the 2022 State Star of the Vermont Small Business Development Center.

ACEDC aids two Bristol business projects

The Addison County Economic Development Corp. recently helped two Bristol businesses to secure financing for commercial development projects.