Society based in the historic Old Labor Hall next door from the bakery.
Arocordis Design is providing architectural design and site planning services. This includes design for interior improvements to convert the vacant building into a baking education center using classic wood fired bread baking techniques.
Other improvements include accessibility upgrades to the building involving a new unisex restroom inside and an exterior ramp. The building brick exterior also needs extensive rehab work along with new interior rigid foam insulation faced with cleanable wall surfaces complying with food safety regulations.
The local community supports the project which is attractive to young professionals raising families in Barre and running businesses as well as seniors who remember when the local Italian community regularly visited the bakery and nearby Old Labor Hall store to pick up fresh baked bread a few generations ago.
Now as David says in the the Times Argus article it is time "to raise some dough" to get this project done.
Stay tuned for more updates!