Long-vacant downtown Norwich building on track to get occupants

NORWICH BULLETIN (March 10, 2019) — A long-vacant downtown office building is being renovated and will be returned to use after being sold on March 1.

Gregory Page, a psychotherapist, bought 60 Main St. for $115,000 from its previous owner, Chelsea Properties LLC.

Page said he is renovating the 4,650-square-foot three-floor building built in 1900 to contain five offices. “Our goal is to be open by May,” he said.

Page will occupy one of the first-floor offices himself for the practice he has with his mother called Mind Management Services Inc.

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Parade gives Norwich a chance to shine

NORWICH BULLETIN (March 3, 2019) — There’s always been a way to get a beer on Broadway during the St. Patrick’s Day parade. Green Budweiser bottles and shots of Jameson at Billy Wilson’s Ageing Still are already as essential a part of the 6-year-old event as the bagpipes and politicians.

But as Norwich’s empty storefronts slowly fill in with businesses, the crowd filling downtown streets Sunday had a few other options.

Beverly Jones stood close to the door of Craftsman Cliff Roasters Coffee & Cacao, clutching a hazelnut latte that owner Matthew DuTrumble made for her. The coffee shop, not usually open on Sundays, was packed for its first St. Patrick’s Day parade after it opened last spring.

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