People and Property: Real Estate and Construction News From Around NH

Plan NH presents awards, sixth T-Bones opens in Concord … and more
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NAI Norwood Group has announced the sale of 452 Sunapee St., Newport – a 40,000-square-foot industrial-manufacturing property formerly occupied by Gloenco Inc. – for $835,000 to Progressive Manufacturing, a manufacturer of fireplace inserts and other products that is currently based in West Lebanon but will be moving its operations to Newport. The property consists of a 32,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and a 7,700-square-foot warehouse. Aron Brown and Karl Norwood assisted the seller, AFG Inc., and Liam McCarthy represented Progressive in the transaction.

The New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals held a ceremonial groundbreaking at its location at 104 Portsmouth Ave. in Stratham to mark the start of 6,700 square feet of interior renovations, two additions to the existing structure totaling approximately 4,900 square feet and the required site work and mechanical, electrical and plumbing requirements for a new 9,500-square-foot riding arena and 3,000-square-foot horse barn. ARQ Architects of Kittery, ME is the architectural design firm on the project.

Plan NH recently presented its 2020 Merit Awards to several projects around New Hampshire. They were:

  • Bank of NH Stage, Concord. Principal participants were Milestone Engineering and Construction, Dennis Mires The Architects and The Duprey Companies.
  • MoCo Arts, Keene. Principal participants were kcs-Architects, H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture, Brickstone Land Use Consultants, Foley Buhl Roberts and Associates, WV Engineering Associates, DEW Construction and Ryan Bent.
  • 23 Ammonoosuc, Littleton. Principal participants were: Jessie Griffiths, Garland Mill and Bruss Project Management.
  • Madbury Public Library. Principal participants were Madbury Public Library board of trustees, Susan Sinnott, Friends of Madbury Public Library, Madbury Board of Selectmen, Placework and Chapman Construction

The newly opened Solinsky Center for Cancer Care at The Elliot in Manchester was recently presented with a $100,000 donation from Brady Sullivan Properties. Arthur Sullivan, co-owner with Shane Brady of Brady Sullivan Properties, presented the check to hospital officials outside the center’s entrance at 1 Elliot Way. Elliot Health System President Dr. W. Gregory Baxter, was joined by the hospital’s capital campaign co-chairs, Ellie Cochran and Charlie Goodwin, as well as Elliot Health System’s director of philanthropy and community engagement Kelli Rafferty.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently granted $7.29 million and lent $5.73 million to the town of Epping to help it implementing a renewable energy system at its wastewater treatment facility. The initiative will feature a new solar field to replace wastewater lagoons. The USDA also recently gave granted $956,000 to the Woody Hollow Cooperative in Boscawen, NH to improve its drinking water infrastructure.

The New Hampshire Liquor Commission has announced it will relocate its New London NH Liquor & Wine Outlet to a standalone location in the New London Shopping Center at 293 Newport Rd. The 6,300-square-foot outlet will replace the existing outlet currently located in the same plaza. Construction is set to begin this month with opening planned for spring 2021.

The nonprofit Girls at Work Inc. has opened bidding for its 2020 online auction, featuring a collection of unique items built by girls who participate in the organization’s leadership and empowerment programs. Among the items are Adirondack chairs, garden planter boxes, book cases and wine, coffee and S’more bars. Bids are being accepted through noon Sunday, Sept. 27, at

Burlington, Mass.-based AAM 15 Management LLC has opened its 10th hotel, the 123-room Residence Inn by Marriott Manchester Downtown, across the street from the SNHU Arena. “The development of the Manchester property allows us to be part of the reemergence of the greater community as shown by the overall growth of the business environment,” said David R. Masse, founder and CEO of AAM, adding that his firm will consider future projects in the state going forward.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has allocated more than $5.8 million to New Hampshire to aid households facing households facing higher risk of eviction. The funds can be used to provide temporary financial assistance to meet rental obligations for up to six months.

Lisa Crossman of Loudon has the Meredith office of Roche Realty Group, the company has announced.

Arhaus, national retailer specializing in handcrafted home furnishings, will be opening a 15,000-square-foot store – its first in New Hampshire – in the spring of 2021 at the Tuscan Village project Salem. Founded in 1986, Ohio-based Arhaus operates over 70 locations. The roster of retailers taking space at Tuscan Village includes LL Bean, Ulta Beauty, Old Navy, Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Chase Bank, Drive Custom Fit, Pressed Café and Tuscan Market.

Spaulding Academy & Family Services has leased 900 square feet of land to Tilton-Northfield Fire & EMS for the construction of a 120-foot tower to improve regional portable radio communication. Located in Cutter-Wiggins Field in Northfield, the land was leased for $1 and is active for 10 years with a 40- to 50-year extension option.

Great NH Restaurants has opened its sixth T-Bones location, this one at 404 S. Main St. in Concord, off exit 12S of Interstate 93. Among those taking part in a ribbon-cutting for the 250-seat eatery earlier this month were Great NH Restaurants owner Tom Boucher, Gov. Chris Sununu, U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Thomas Gilman, chief financial officer and assistant secretary for administration for the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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