So we bought this 1890 building…

In 2017, we bought this gem of a historic building on The Square in gorgeous Bellows Falls, Vermont. If you haven't explored this architectural wonderland of a town, put it on your to-do list. It's in a fantastic gorge on the Connecticut River along America's first canal. 

Shortly after beginning to restore the building, we came to understand how such a thing lives and comes to die. We're telling that story on our Facebook page, “Rockingham Roasters.” Check it out.

In 2018, we rebuilt the back wall from the ground up, repointed and restored most of the foundation, put on a new roof and soffit, and fully gutted the inside of the building. In the first half of 2019, we installed entirely new electrical, plumbing, and heating systems as we reconstructed and reinforced the interior structures. We also poured a new concrete basement floor and installed a four-floor sprinkler system (the fire marshal loves us!), reconstructed the window trims, and added new, historically appropriate (and gorgeous) windows and doors, including a custom designed delivery door. An exterior paint job is underway and the interior cafe and apartment are fast heading toward completion.

If all goes well, we will have our roastery and bistro cafe up and running by early 2020. We need your help. ALL PROFITS from the sale of our coffee go directly to pay for the work on the building. You can get your caffeine fix and help restore the center of downtown at the same time. Follow our progress on Facebook!

We want to give a heartfelt thanks to the State of Vermont Downtown and Village Center Tax Credits Division for awarding us generous tax credits to help pay for some of the restoration work. We also want to thank the Rockingham Planning zoning officer for his knowledge and guidance. We can't wait to see this vital piece of the Bellows Falls community come fully back to life.