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Wrapping Up the Temporary Bridges & Looking Ahead

In the days after we reopened Merchants Row, several people came up to me and asked, “So what are you going to do with all of your free time now that the temporary bridges construction is nearly done?”

Well, I am taking a...

Both Downtown Bridges Now Open; Finishing Touches This Week

Bringing nearly to a close the temporary bridges construction project that began June 1 (with three weeks off for our midsummer activities on the Village Green), Kubricky opened Merchants Row to motorists and p...

Merchants Row Reopens Today; What You Need To Know

Kubricky expects to reopen Merchants Row to motorists and pedestrians late Friday afternoon, a day earlier than planned.  This week I’ve been reviewing the changes that the temporary bridge has brought to Merchants Row....

Two Days To Go; Our Downtown Still Needs You

As we prepare to reopen Merchants Row, I want to remind everyone about the importance of continuing to support our downtown businesses.  Some of our downtown stores have enjoyed good sales results despite the week-long closur...

Three Days To Go; Reflecting on Our Community

“What could easily have been a catastrophic project has actually turned into an opportunity to bring members of our community, businesses, and town officials closer for the greater good.”

This quote comes from a member of our...

Adjusting to Main Street; ACTR Winners; More on Merchants Row

We’re in the early days of getting used to the new layout on Main Street but already I’ve noticed two things that I want to bring to your attention.

The first is jaywalking.  Folks are walking across the neck...

Final Week of Construction; A Look Ahead at a Finished Merchants Row

Wrapping up Main Street.  As I’m sure you’ve noticed, Main Street reopened to traffic on Friday afternoon (see photo), in time for the evening commute and a day earlier than planned.  First person over...

Grand Prize Winner Announced; Main Street Reopens Tomorrow

It’s been a bit frenetic downtown lately so I thought I would start today’s update by pointing out some inspirational artwork within a stone’s throw of the construction on Merchants Row.

I’ve spent several days n...

Downtown Block Party A Success; Main Street One Day Closer to Opening

I’m writing this update late Wednesday night following a fun and energizing evening celebrating our downtown and our community spirit on Main Street.

The Downtown Block Party was due to get underway at...

Get Down on Main Street Before We Reopen the Road

Before we reopen Main Street to traffic this weekend and things start to get back to normal, we’ll take some time to mark this milestone in Middlebury’s history with a late afternoon/early evening block party right in th...

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