People and Property: NH Real Estate and Construction News Rundown

Fort Eddy Rd. retail plaza sold, LaFleur named Manchester-Nashua Realtor of Year … and more
Shown at Merrimack County Savings Bank’s recently renovated main office in Concord are|!!| from left: Dan Laughy|!!|; Damien Patten|!!| Mark Bolstridge|!!| Bob Corliss and Jeff Downing|!!| all of Conneston Construction Inc.; Linda Lorden|!!| senior vice president|!!| Merrimack County Savings Bank; Alison Whynot|!!| vice president of facilities|!!| NH Mutual Bancorp; Brad Kulacz|!!| branch manager|!!| Merrimack County Savings; Caleigh Pollard|!!| The Element Group; Philip Emma|!!| president|!!| Merrimack County Savings; John McAuliffe|!!| Conneston Construction; and Jonathan Halle of Warrenstreet Architects.

The 22,500-square-foot Newest Mall, located at 800 Turnpike Rd., in New Ipswich has been sold for $550,000 by Tower Realty Trust to Porti Realty LLC. Judy Niles-Simmons and Chris Norwood of NAI Norwood represented the seller. Dave Gambaccini of Keller Williams represented the buyer,


North Branch Construction of Concord recently began major renovation work on the mechanical system at Dartmouth College’s Bartlett Hall. The project includes the removal of all steam radiation in the building and the conversion to an all-hot water system. Construction is expected to be complete this Fall. Engineering for the project is provided by Rist-Frost-Shumway Inc. of Laconia.

North Branch also recently began Phase II of the renovation of Ohrstrom Library on the St. Paul’s School campus in Concord. The project includes renovation of all three floors of the library. Construction also is expected to be complete this fall. Design for the project was provided by KMW Architects of Roxbury, Mass.


The NH Liquor Commission recently held a ribbon-cutting for the grand opening of a new 15,000-square-foot Liquor & Wine Outlet on Lafayette Road in Seabrook, at the southernmost endcap of Southgate Plaza. The new store replaces a 6,000-square-foot Seabrook store. The NHLC expects the new store to generate $9.2 million in sales each year.


The 30,357-square-foot multi-tenanted retail plaza anchored by Planet Fitness at 89 Fort Eddy Rd. in Concord has been sold to 89 Fort Eddy Rd. LLC. Doug Martin of Colliers International’s Manchester office, represented the buyer. Representing the seller was Wendy Keeler, of Fairway Real Estate in Pembroke. Sale price was $2 million.


Kimberly LaFleur of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty has been named the 2016 Greater Manchester/Nashua Board of Realtors Realtor of the Year.

LaFleur, a Hudson resident, has been a licensed Realtor and broker for 27 years. She works out Verani’s Bedford office and serves as chair of the GMNBR’s Education Committee.

Due to an incorrect press release, the name of the Realtor of the Year was incorrectly reported.


Meredith Village Savings Bank, Franklin Savings Bank, Mainstay Technologies and EPTAM Plastics recently combined to purchase $37,500 in tax credits issued by the NH Community Development Finance Authority to support the Laconia Area Community Land Trust.


The Grappone Conference Center recently flipped the switch on its newly installed solar energy system, making it the largest business in Concord to implement a solar-powered system.

“We believe as a business its our responsibility to continue to go “green” and become more and more environmentally friendly,” said Steve Duprey, owner and operator of the Grappone Conference Center. “At the same time we are controlling our energy costs and generating our own clean electricity onsite.”


The addition to the Byron G. Merrill Library in Rumney was recently recognized by the NH Preservation Alliance for “compatible new construction.” The addition provided full accessibility to the two-story building, including accessible toilet room, book stacks and meeting room. Dennis Mires The Architects, Manchester, was the designer

Conneston Construction Inc. was construction manager.

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