Mergers & Acquisitions

2017

August

The Morgan Country Store was bought by Julie Jacobs and Richard Sequin from James and Bonnie McWain. Johnny Beal of Vermont Business Brokers represented the McWains.

National Response Corp. (NRC) announced the finalization of the merger of ENPRO into the NRC family. NRC is the largest provider of commercial environmental and industrial services to the oil and gas, transportation, chemical, industrial, power, and government sectors, and a global source of spill and high-hazard response solutions.

Polli Construction Inc. bought a property at 11 Gregory Drive, South Burlington, from M&P Realty LLC. Broker Esther Lotz represented the seller. Present at closing were Lotz; Sarah Shea, People’s United Bank; Albert C. Chicchetti, attorney; Jack McNamara, M&P Realty; Steven Polli, Polli Construction; L. Randolph Amis, attorney; and Ethan Swain, Granite State Development Corp.

The Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties board of directors has voted unanimously to sign a non-binding letter of intent to explore a formal affiliation with The University of Vermont Health Network. The letter of intent set in motion a formal due diligence process, expected to last several months. The organizations began discussions in early 2016.

The Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity Inc. leased 3,300 square feet at 19 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester, from TKP LLC. Kendra Kenney of Donahue & Associates represented the tenant, and Linda Letourneau of V/T Commercial represented the landlord.

Switchback Brewing Co. opened a patio and vehicle entrance at its Flynn Avenue location in Burlington, which it celebrated with a grand opening party in July. The 1,100-square-foot patio features a Champlain Grey paver stone surface surrounded by a manicured planting bed and a sweeping, ADA-accessible entry walk. The new entry will be farther west on Flynn Avenue, improving traffic flow into the parking lot.

Monica Lamay sold the Sonoma Station Restaurant in Richmond to Susan Whitman and Amy Gifford of Richmond Community Kitchen LLC. Brad Worthen of Pomerleau Real Estate represented Lamay and assisted both parties. Present at closing were Worthen, Whitman, Lamay, and Gifford.

Just Dance VT dance and fitness studio announced its move into a new location at 41 East Center St., Rutland, at the newly renovated Dana Center. The new space has almost 2,000 square feet, which allows the studio to expand the variety of classes it offers. Classes are offered for children and adults and private lessons are available on request. The owner is Ana Araguas.

MKI Artists leased 1,750 square feet at One Lawson Lane, Burlington, from Lawson Lane Associates. Kendra Kenney of Donahue & Associates represented the tenant, and Val Lovett represented Lawson Lane Associates.

Bankers Life and Casualty Co. leased 2,383 square feet at 30 Kimball Ave., South Burlington, from Kimball Partners LLC. Mike Provost of Donahue & Associates and Tony Blake of V/T Commercial represented the landlord, and Yves Bradley of Pomerleau Real Estate represented the tenant.

CPA Site Solutions leased 6,315 square feet at 59 Rathe Road, Colchester, from LMJ LLC. Mike Provost of Donahue & Associates represented the landlord, and Steve Donahue of Donahue & Associates represented the tenant. Present at closing were David Zacharis, CPA Site Solutions; Jon Pizzagalli, LMJ LLC; Provost; and Bob Rayl, CPA Site Solutions.

John Turner Consulting leased 1,825 square feet at 12 Gregory Drive, South Burlington, from GD Enterprises LLC. Mike Provost of Donahue & Associates represented the tenant, and Jeff Nick of J.L. Davis Realty represented the landlord.

Rutland Regional Medical Center opened its expanded and renovated emergency department following 18 months and three construction phases. The $6 million project involved 2,000 feet of new construction, partial renovations of 13,657 square feet, an addition of five private behavioral health treatment rooms plus a behavioral health room for children, a new security office, and a corridor with a nursing station and staff support areas. Cardiac monitors were installed in all rooms.

Carol and Michael Calotta, the owners of Crisanver House Inn in Shrewsbury, announced the construction of a four-room luxury cottage, making a 50 percent expansion of its capacity. The new rooms will feature private entrances, individual patios and seating, radiant floor heat, tiled floors and baths, and built-in wall fireplaces. Connor Homes of Middlebury designed the project, which is being built by Palladium Builders of Ludlow. •

July

Diamonds and More celebrated the complete renovation of its downtown Rutland jewelry shop at 7 Center St. The celebration was hosted by the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce.

Lewis Creek Co. leased a new office and shop location at 18A Morse Drive in Essex. Esther Lotz was the listing broker. Present at closing were: Chris Swasey, president of Lewis Creek; Natalie Beckwith, director of business operations; and Lotz.

Addison County Community Trust and Cathedral Square Corp. announced the opening of McKnight Lane, Vermont’s first net-zero energy affordable housing development, in Waltham. The two organizations joined forces to redevelop an unoccupied, blighted mobile home park. It features 14 homes configured into seven duplexes available for households with incomes at or below 50 percent and 60 percent of area median income.

Peta Gillian Senior, Sherry A. Senior, and Daniel P. Bokan bought an office/commercial and residential property at 207 Webster Road, Shelburne, from Jane Osborn McKnight. Fernando Cresta of Nedde Real Estate represented the seller, and Jay Strausser of Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty represented the buyer. Present at closing were Cresta and McKnight.

The University of Vermont opened the restored historic Alumni House and the Jack and Shirley Silver Pavilion at 61 Summit St., Burlington. The 18,000-square-foot Alumni House is a three-story mansion built for Edward Wells in 1892. The newly constructed pavilion building will serve as a gathering and event space. Bread Loaf Corp. provided integrated project management services for the design, restoration, and construction of the building.

Honey Road LLC bought the Church & Main Restaurant at 156 Church St., Burlington. The new 80-seat restaurant will feature Mediterranean-style food.

FirstLight announced that it has completed the next step in its integration process with Sovernet Communications, and Sovernet has been rebranded to FirstLight.

Rhino Foods leased 3,600 square feet at 223 Avenue D in Williston from MBS Development LLC. Linda Letourneau of V/T Commercial represented the landlord, and Johnny Beal of Vermont Business Brokers represented the tenant.

RehabGYM announced the opening of its 20,000-square-foot, two-story Kismet building, designed for a natural cohesion of offered services. It unites the RehabGYM’s traditional services of physical therapy, athletic training, personal training, performance enhancement, and health coaching with nutrition services, psychotherapy services, physician care, and a healthy eatery, all under one roof.

Capstone Community Action is building an integrated service center in Morrisville. The center will host Capstone’s core services in Lamoille County, including housing counseling and homelessness prevention, emergency heating assistance, financial capabilities coaching, volunteer income tax assistance, and Head Start home visitors and family partners. It will feature a child-care center with three Head Start classrooms to accommodate 30 Head Start–eligible children and 15 tuition students. A grant from Head Start will cover the majority of start-up costs; Capstone is raising $300,000 to fill the remaining funding gap. H.A. Manosh Corp. is the builder.

Tariq Koarti bought Interstate Shell in South Burlington from Ray St. Pierre. Johnny Beal of Vermont Business Brokers represented the seller.

Movement Mortgage leased 2,500 square feet of office space at 1889 Williston Road, South Burlington, from Nedde Cresta 2, LLC. Peter Yee of Yellow Sign Commercial represented the tenant. Present at closing were Yee and Jay Vallieres, Movement Mortgage.

Mitchel Durfee and Chris Kelly bought an eight-unit apartment complex at 83 River Road in Essex from Crawford Brook LLC. Tony Blake of V/T Commercial represented the seller, and Blair Knowles of KW Vermont represented the buyers.

Bankers Life & Casualty Co. leased 2,383 square feet of office space at 30 Kimball Ave., South Burlington, from Kimball Partners LLC. Mike Provost of Donahue & Associates and Tony Blake of V/T Commercial represented the landlord, and Yves Bradley of Pomerleau Real Estate represented the tenant.

Primary Care Health Partners leased 4,903 square feet at 66 Knight Lane, Williston, from Mansfield Investments. Tony Blake of V/T Commercial represented the tenant, and Rick Harrison of J.L. Davis Realty represented the landlord.

Age Well and Essex Meals on Wheels announced the merger of their home-delivered meal services. Meal delivery will remain uninterrupted, and the same staff members will prepare food and the same volunteers will continue to deliver them.

Loveworks Child Care Center has purchased Leaps & Bounds Child Care Centers in Milton, Essex, and two South Burlington locations (Williston Road and Shelburne Road). Loveworks is a division of the Heartworks Schools launched in January with the opening of its Montpelier location on the National Life campus.

The boards of directors of Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) and Stagecoach Transportation Services Inc. voted to merge the two community transportations. The umbrella organization will be named Tri-Valley Transit, but both ACTR and Stagecoach names will remain visible for their respective operating regions. The Morgan Country Store was bought by Julie Jacobs and Richard Sequin from James and Bonnie McWain. Johnny Beal of Vermont Business Brokers represented the McWains.

Adam Shafer of Twelve Acres LLC acquired Middlebury Market & Sama’s Cafe from Sama Hayyat of Oak Point LLC. Johnny Beal of Vermont Business Brokers represented the seller.

Northwestern Counseling and Support Services (NCSS) bought a 5,000-square-foot office building at 20 Mapleville Depot in St. Albans from Tim Clancy of Clancy Properties. Grant Butterfield of Nedde Real Estate brokered the sale. Present at closing were Tim Gallagan and Ted Mable of NCSS, Clancy, and Butterfield.

Black Rock Slate leased a warehouse space at 46 Kellogg Road in Essex from Jeffrey Templeton. Esther Lotz was the listing broker. Present at closing were Lotz; Templeton and Torie Fitzgerald, landlords; and Troy Davis and Jordan Provost, tenants. •

June

Rich Cassidy Law PC relocated its offices to 1233 Shelburne Road, South Burlington. Tony Blake of V/T Commercial represented Cassidy, and Brad Worthen of Pomerleau Real Estate represented the landlord, Sopher Family LLC.

Willow House LLC leased 1,500 square feet of retail space from Shelburne Inn LLP. Willow House is a gift shop featuring vintage, antique, and new treasures. Fernando Cresta of Nedde Real Estate assisted all parties. Present at closing were Cresta, and Jessica Humphrey of Willow House.

The mechanical contractor VHV Co. announced the establishment of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), which effectively transfers ownership of the company to all of its 170-plus employees. David Brown, president of VHV, sold his ownership interest to the newly created Employee Stock Ownership Trust, allowing employees to gain the benefit of ownership without any personal investment.

Montroll, Backus and Oettinger PC leased 3,160 square feet at 126 College St., Burlington, from Investors Corporation of Vermont. Tony Blake of V/T Commercial assisted the tenant and landlord.

The Granite Group Wholesalers LLC bought a 15,567-square-foot commercial building on 2.74 acres at 20 Gregory Drive, South Burlington, from W.W. Grainger Inc. Rick Harrison of J.L. Davis Realty represented the buyer, and Jed Dousevicz of V/T Commercial represented the seller.

Ralph DesLauriers, with his daughter, Lindsay, his son Evan, and outside investors, bought Bolton Valley, the ski area he and his family launched in 1966 and operated until selling in 1997. The sellers were Larry Williams and Doug Nedde. The purchased property includes over 700 acres with six lifts, a hotel, lodge condominium units, restaurant facilities, a general store and deli, and a 20,000-square-foot indoor sports center.

Parsons, an agency that places tenants for the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles, leased 2,650 square feet of flex space for a DMV inspection office in Berlin from Pat Malone of Malone Properties LLC. Grant Butterfield of Nedde Real Estate assisted both parties.

Nail Garden leased 1,217 square feet at Spinner Place, 107 Winooski Falls Way, Winooski, from HKW LLC. Steve Donahue and Meg McGovern of Donahue & Associates represented both the landlord and the tenant, Tuan Nguyen.

Tim Hardy of JenCol Innovations LLC leased 3,500 square feet of manufacturing space at 57 Yankee Park Road in Georgia from Pat Malone of Malone Yankee Park Properties LLC. JenCol is an extension of Hardy Structural, which is expanding its business. Grant Butterfield of Nedde Real Estate brokered the lease. Present at closing were Hardy and Butterfield.

Cloverleaf Properties Inc. dba Blodgett Ovens purchased two commercial parcels totaling 17.11 acres at 35 and 55 Thompson Drive, Essex, from Saxon Hill Associates II. Rick Harrison of J.L. Davis Realty represented the sellers and Jeff Nick of J.L. Davis represented the buyers.

The Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Southwest Region received Certificate of Need approval from the Green Mountain Care Board for a merger with Manchester Health Services.

Heco Rentals LLC purchased a 2.65-acre industrial lot at Lot #14, Corporate Drive, Essex, from Forestdale Heights Inc. Rick Harrison of J.L. Davis Realty represented the seller, and Nate Malley of KW Vermont represented the buyer.

Dollar Tree Stores Inc. leased a 9,600-square-foot commercial building at 100 Pearl St., Essex Junction, from Jiddu/Sittu Trust. Rick Harrison of J.L. Davis Realty assisted the landlord.

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service leased a 4,320-square-feet industrial facility at 378 Commerce St., Williston, from LNP Inc. Rick Harrison of J.L. Davis Realty assisted the tenant, and Kelly Statton of Omega Realty assisted the landlord.

Canon Solutions America signed a five-year lease for 4,454 square feet of office and showroom space at 520 Avenue D, Williston. Tony Blake of V/T Commercial represented Canon, and Peter Yee of Yellow Sign Commercial represented the landlord, Harrington Properties.

Goodwill Industries of Northern New England leased 21,000 square feet at 64 Harvest Lane in Williston from the Jacobs Family Limited Partnership. Steve Donahue of Donahue & Associates represented the landlord, and David Kelly of Highpoint Realty represented the tenant.

Toan Truong leased 1,500 square feet of retail space at 49 Heineberg Road, Colchester, from Gabriel Handy. Rick Harrison of J.L. Davis Realty assisted both parties. •

May

MassMutual Northern New England and MassMutual Southern New England have officially merged with Commonwealth Financial Group, a comprehensive financial planning firm based in Boston. The merger has broadened Commonwealth’s outreach to include corporate offices in Boston, Hingham, and Hyannis, Massachusetts; Warwick, Rhode Island; Bedford, New Hampshire; and Burlington in Vermont.

FirstLight Fiber announced that Oak Hill Capital Partners, its owner, has completed its acquisition of Sovernet Communications, which has combined its operations with FirstLight. The acquisition combines Sovernet’s high-capacity network transport, broadband, Internet, data center, and voice services in Vermont and New York with FirstLight’s complete portfolio of data, Internet, data center, cloud, and voice services.

La Patisserie Francaise Inc. dba Chef’s Corner Café & Bakery leased Suites 235 and 240 at 300 Cornerstone Drive, Williston, from Allen Brook Development Inc. Esther Lotz was the tenant’s broker. Present at closing were Lotz and Jesse Bugbee, the tenant’s attorney.

COTS announced its move from its interim location on South Winooski Avenue to a newly renovated program space at 95 North Ave. in Burlington. The new Daystation has an open concept and includes multiple bathrooms, offices for staff, a patio, and a designated area to check in.

HomeBridge Financial Services
leased 3,645 square feet of office space at 401 Water Tower Circle in Colchester. Fernando Cresta of Nedde Real Estate assisted the tenant, and Steve Donahue of Donahue & Associates assisted the landlord. Present at closing were Cresta and Matthew Hemphill of HomeBridge.

Allison Hooper and Bob Reese, the founders of Vermont Creamery, announced the sale of their 32-year-old company in Websterville to Land O’Lakes. Land O’Lakes has asked all Vermont employees to stay on and has increased wages for hourly workers. Vermont Creamery will be an independent subsidiary of Land O’Lakes and continue to do its own marketing and sales. It will also retain its B Corps status.

Next Level Pizza LLC bought the business assets of Simply Subs Inc., 25 Berlin St., Montpelier. Broker Esther Lotz represented the buyer. Present at closing were Mike Litwhiler of Next Level Pizza; and Eric Knudsen, buyer’s attorney.

Hoff Curtis PC has relocated its offices to 60 Main St., Burlington. Tony Blake of V/T Commercial represented the law firm, and Brad Worthen of Pomerleau Real Estate represented the landlord, 60 Main Street BTV LLC.

Vermont Fluid Power LLC
leased Suite 2702 at 27 Berard Drive, South Burlington, from Tri-D III LLC. Broker Esther Lotz made the announcement. Present at closing were Cedric Demeritt, landlord; Lotz; Andre Bolduc, tenant; Gordon Demeritt, landlord.

Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC leased 14,374 square feet of space at 30 Main St., Burlington, for its Burlington offices. Bill Kiendl of V/T Commercial represented the law firm and assisted the landlord, Investors Corporation of Vermont.

The iconic Beansie’s Bus has been sold to Tammy and Chris Corron of Battery Park LLC. The Corrons will continue to operate the bus in Battery Park. John Beal of Vermont Business Brokers represented the sellers.

Jay and Patricia Miller bought a 6,530- square-foot commercial condominium on the second floor of 100 Main St., Burlington, from RES ISPA Inc. Tony Blake of V/T Commercial represented the sellers.

The Orvis Co. Inc. leased 3,372 square feet of office space at 600 Blair Park, Williston, from Triptik III Realty Partnership. Tony Blake of V/T Commercial assisted all parties. •

April

Bill Cherry, the owner and brewmaster of Switchback Brewing Co., announced that the brewery’s 30 employees are now partners in ownership. Cherry will remain as brewmaster and president. The move made Switchback the first 100 percent employee-owned brewer in Vermont via an employee stock ownership plan.

V/T Commercial announced that John A. Beal and Vermont Business Brokers have joined its team. Beal has been involved with VBB since the early 2000s, following his father’s 20-plus years in business brokering. He joined the firm full time in 2014.

Stu Sporko leased 3410 square feet of retail space at 115 College St., Burlington — 1,600 on the lower level for Cavendish Gallery and 1,810 on the first floor for Battery Street Jeans. Zandra Anand of Yellow Sign Commercial represented the landlord. Present at closing were Sporko and Anand.

Silver Maple Construction announced the opening of its 4,000-square-foot workshop, which expands its custom woodworking operations. The addition allows the increase of the company’s production of custom built-ins and cabinetry. The new shop is at the corner of River Road and U.S. 7 in New Haven.

BAART Behavioral Health Services Inc. of San Francisco bought the 6,000-square-foot Knights of Columbus building at 242 South Main St., St. Albans, from Vermont Club Home Association. Grant Butterfield of Nedde Real Estate facilitated the sale. Present at closing were Jason Goguen, BAART, and Butterfield.

Primary Care Health Partners leased 4,903 square feet for its administrative offices at 66 Knight Lane, Williston, from Mansfield Investments. Tony Blake of V/T Commercial represented the tenant, and Rick Harrison of J.L. Davis Realty represented the landlord.

Jubilance Salon leased 2,000 square feet at 3 Main St., Burlington, from Main Street Landing. Kendra Kenney of Donahue & Associates assisted the tenant, and Melinda Moulton of Main Street Landing represented the landlord. Present at closing were Christina DeMag, Jubilance Salon, and Kenney.

Allscripts Healthcare renewed its lease for 48,578 square feet at 25 Green Mountain Drive, South Burlington. Bill Kiendl of V/T Commercial assisted all parties in this transaction.

The Kelly Brush Foundation leased 810 square feet of office space at One Main St., Burlington, from Main Street Landing Co. Matt Tedder and Ross Montgomery of The Kingsland Co. represented the tenant.

Robert T. Leonard of South Burlington, the owner of Free Mountain Advance Hockey Management, and his wife, Patty, purchased Feldman’s Bagels LLC of Burlington. The business will continue to operate as Feldman’s Bagels. Stuart Wichert of Pomerleau Real Estate managed the transaction. Present at closing were: Wichert; Roy Feldman; his daughter, Maddy; and Robert Leonard.

Vail Resorts Inc. announced an agreement to acquire Stowe Mountain Resort from Mt. Mansfield Co. Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of American International Group Inc. (AIG) for $50 million, subject to certain adjustments. Stowe Mountain Resort will be Vail Resorts’ first mountain resort on the East Coast. The acquisition includes all the assets related to the mountain operations of the resort, including base area skier services (food and beverage, retail and rental, lift ticket offices, and ski and snowboard school facilities) at Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak. Other facilities such as the Stowe Mountain Lodge, Stowe Mountain Club, Stowe Country Club, and certain real estate owned and held for potential development will be retained by Mt. Mansfield Co.

The University of Vermont Medical Center bought a 2.88-acre commercial lot at the corner of Shelburne Falls Road and Vermont 116 in Hinesburg from Haystack Crossing LLC. Tim Burke of White + Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors Inc. represented the buyer.

Irish Eye PLC leased 1,100 square feet of retail space at 11 Haydenberry Drive, Milton, from Green Mountain Interest LLC. Matt Tedder of The Kingsland Co. represented the landlord.

The law office of Hoff Curtis P.C. leased 1,240 square feet of space at 60 Main St., Burlington. Brad Worthen and Yves Bradley of Pomerleau Real Estate were the listing agents, and Tony Blake of V/T Commercial was the leasing agent.

Vermont Frame Game leased 2,100 square feet at 8B Dorset St., South Burlington, from The Greer Family LLC. Kendra Kenney of Donahue & Associates represented the tenant, and Grant Butterfield of Nedde Real Estate represented the landlord. Present at closing were Marjory Curran, The Greer Family; Kenney; Courtney Fastman, Vermont Frame Game; and Butterfield.

Germini Properties LLC bought the 4,360-square-foot commercial building at 3488 Ethan Allen Highway, Charlotte, formerly the Vermont Wildflower Farm, from CND LLC. Matt Tedder of The Kingsland Co. represented the sellers.

The Vermont State Employees Credit Union signed a long-term lease for 11,760 square feet at 109 Demeritt Place, Waterbury. The owner-developer and landlord for the new office building is Superior Development Ltd. Co./Malone 109 Demeritt Place Properties LLC. Tim Burke of White + Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors Inc. represented the tenant, which will consolidate several separately located real estate functions into this new operations center.

Flex-A-Seal, a Vermont manufacturer of custom engineered mechanical seals and welded metal bellows, acquired H&S Sealing of Louisiana. The Louisiana company will become Flex-A-Seal Service Solutions. The original Louisiana-based employees and leadership will be retained. •

March

Kern House Partners LLC bought a historical, Class A office building at 70 South Winooski Ave. in Burlington from BRP LLC. Duncan Harris of The Kingsland Co. represented the seller. Jeff Kenyon and Lake Point Property Management will manage the building. Present at closing were Kenyon and Harris.

The University of Vermont Health Network–Central Vermont Medical Center unveiled its new orthopedic center at 1311 Barre-Montpelier Road in Berlin. The center houses sports medicine, spine medicine, and podiatry specialists.

Bill Cherry, the owner and brewmaster of Switchback Brewing Co., announced that the brewery’s 30 employees are now partners in ownership. Cherry will remain as brewmaster and president. The move made Switchback the first 100 percent employee-owned brewer in Vermont via an employee stock ownership plan.

Jeff Peck of Peck Investment Properties LLC bought a 12-unit residential property at 961-967 Mill Pond Road, Colchester from RMPR LLC. Grant Butterfield of Nedde Real Estate represented the buyer, and Steve Donahue of Donahue & Associates represented the seller. Present at closing were Peck and Butterfield.

Iron Mountain document storage company leased 35,200 square feet at 11 Morse Drive, Essex Junction, from Peter Morse of Essex Mini Storage. Jed Dousevicz of V/T Commercial represented Iron Mountain.

Michael DeSanto and Renee Reiner, the owners of Phoenix Books with locations in Essex, Burlington, Rutland, and Chester, have bought Woodstock’s Yankee Bookshop from Susan Morgan. Morgan has owned the shop, opened in 1935, since 2001. The name will remain the same, and no drastic changes to the shop are planned except for a few alterations to the floor plan.

Doug Nedde and Fernando Cresta of Nedde Real Estate and Alain Youkel of Youkel Architecture formed Battell Block Partners LLC to purchase the 68,900-square foot Battell Block building at 10 Merchants Row in Middlebury from Battell LLC. Present at closing were Nedde and Bruce Hiland of Battell LLC.


RG Kismet LLC
purchased a 1.75-acre commercial parcel at 373 Blair Park Road, Williston, from People’s United Bank, National Association. Construction is underway for a two-story, 20,000-square-foot commercial building that will house the Williston RehabGYM, Kids’ RehabGYM, and others to be announced. Rick Harrison of J.L. Davis Realty represented the buyer, and Jeff Nick, J.L. Davis, represented the seller.

Grey Birch Investments LLC bought an office building at 141-147 Knight Lane, Williston, from Sandavy LLC. Broker Esther Lotz represented the seller. Present at closing were Dave Enman and Sandy Enman of Sandavy; Bob Rushford, attorney for Sandavy; Matthew Glitman, attorney for Grey Birch; and Lotz.

Kelley Boyer leased a turnkey hair salon, Salon Stylz, at 74 Main St., Essex Junction, from Audrey and Norbert Collins. Rick Harrison of J.L. Davis Realty assisted both parties.

Primary Care Health Partners leased a 4,903-square-foot office space at 66 Knight Lane, Williston, from Mansfield Investments LP.

Home Bridge Financial Services leased 3,600 square feet at 401 Water Tower Circle in Colchester. Fernando Cresta of Nedde Real Estate represented the tenant, and Steve Donahue of Donahue & Associates represented the landlord. •

February

Artisan Vapor Co. leased 2,200 square feet at 18 Pearl St., Burlington, from Guy Nuveau. Kendra Kenney of Donahue & Associates assisted both parties.

Eric Sorkin, co-founder of Runamok Maple in Cambridge, announced that Runamok has acquired the maple candy operation of Bascom Maple Farms in Brattleboro. Henceforth, the candy operation at Bascom Maple Farms will operate under the name True North Maple.

St. Michael’s College opened its new scientific imaging facility in Saint Edmunds Suite 301. The suite features advanced, state-of-the-art technology and is of special interest to the college’s biology, neuroscience, chemistry, environmental sciences, and physics students and faculty. It contains 10 high-end computer work stations for 20 students, each operating scientific imaging and evaluation programs. It also houses the Zeiss Axiolmager, a state-of-the-art microscope with digital image processing abilities. Sign-ups by trained individuals to use the lab can be done via the St. Michael’s website portal.

Inntopia announced its acquisition of DestiMetrics, a leading comprehensive market intelligence provider for the destination leisure travel industry. This follows Inntopia’s merger with Ryan Solutions in November. Ralf Garrison, the founder of DestiMetrics, will continue to work with the combined business.

RJ Murray Co. leased 5,175 square feet of space at 340 Avenue D, Williston, from REM Development. Mike Provost of Donahue & Associates assisted the tenant.

Sterrett Law PLLC, owned by Dave Sterrett, leased space at 300 Cornerstone Drive, Suite 110, in Williston. Jay Mitiguy of Hergenrother Realty Group at Keller Williams, assisted the tenant, and Kelly Statton of Omega Realty assisted the landlord.

Stella Nova LLC bought the building at 293 Main St., Winooski, from 293 Main St LLC. Broker Esther Lotz represented the buyer. Present were Lotz; Denise Myers, 293 Main St LLC; Pui and Paul Ciosek, Stella Nova; and David Greenberg, buyers’ attorney.

802 Distributors leased 4,200 square feet of space for its office and wine distribution business at 187 Commerce St., Williston, from Commerce Street Condominiums LLC. Linda Letourneau of V/T Commercial assisted the landlord, and broker Esther Lotz assisted the tenant.

Generator, the Burlington-supported maker space formerly located in Memorial Auditorium, began the move to its new home at 40 Sears Lane in December. The move was made possible by an investment in infrastructure improvements from Champlain College and a $300,000 capital campaign led by Generator board members Michael Metz and businessman Steve Conant. The new, 8,500-square-foot facility, a renovated portion of Champlain College’s facilities and operations warehouse, is 35 percent larger than the former space. Iron Mountain document storage company leased 35,200 square feet at 11 Morse Drive, Essex Junction, from Peter Morse of Essex Mini Storage. Jed Dousevicz of V?T Commercial represented Iron Mountain.

J.C. Earle, on behalf of 142 Gould Road Holding LLC, purchased a commercial building at 142 Gould Road, Northfield. Linda Letourneau of V/T Commercial brokered the sale.

Pure Audiology LLC leased 1,500 square feet of office and treatment space at 64 Knight Lane, Williston, from CB Realty LLP. Tony Blake and Jed Dousevicz of V/T Commercial assisted the both parties.

Somalabs leased 16,800 square feet at 44 Miller Lane, Williston, from REM Development Co. Tony Blake of V/T Commercial assisted the tenant, and Stephanie Miller Taylor of REM represented the landlord.

Nectar & Root LLC leased space for a new location at 7 West Canal St., Winooski, from Sisters & Brothers Investment Group LLP. Broker Esther Lotz facilitated the agreement. Present were Erin Ostreicher of Nectar & Root, and Lotz.

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Financing leased office space at 82-92 Merchants Row, Rutland, from O.R. Parker Inc. Bill Kiendl of V/T Commercial brokered the lease.

Vermont Tent Co. leased 10,800 square feet of warehouse space at Building 5, 67 Boyer Circle, Williston, from Vermont Commercial Warehouse. Tony Blake of V/T Commercial assisted the landlord and tenant. •

January

The 490,000-square-foot retail center Maple Tree Place in Williston was sold to Cypress Equities by Retail Partners of America for $90 million. It is Cypress Equities’ first New England property.

Ideas Well Done leased 5,808 square feet of office space at 1891 Williston Road, South Burlington, from Fernando Cresta and Doug Nedde of Nedde Real Estate. Cresta brokered the lease, and Meg McGovern of Donahue & Associates assisted the tenant. Present at closing were: Cresta; Stephen Bogner, Ideas Well Done; and McGovern.

Rutland Regional Medical Center opened its newly built meditation center on the first-floor Main Street corridor in honor of Dr. Arthur and Florrie Wolk. The meditation center is open for patients, families, and staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Community Health Centers of Burlington’s Keeler Bay Health Center in South Hero is now in a newly constructed building at 260 U.S. 2, operating as the Champlain Islands Health Center. Jun Fu, M.D., joined the provider team and is accepting new adult patients.

Artisan Vapor Co. leased 2,200 square feet at 18 Pearl St., Burlington, from Guy Nuveau. Kendra Kenney of Donahue & Associates assisted both parties.

Stella Nova LLC bought the building at 293 Main St., Winooski, from 293 Main St LLC. Broker Esther Lotz represented the seller. Present at closing were: Lotz, Denise Myers, 293 Main St LLC; and Pui and Paul Ciosek, Stella Nova.

Old Soul Barber Shop leased 1,000 square feet at 164 Main St., Winooski, from Ralph Bernadini. Kendra Kenney of Donahue & Associates assisted both parties.

Overlake Park LLC purchased three commercial buildings composed of 30,500 square feet located at 257-277 Pine St. and 266 South Champlain St., Burlington, from Bent Partnership. Bill Kiendl and Chris Sherman of V/T Commercial assisted both parties. Present at closing were: Nigel Mucklow, Brent Partnership, and Jesse Jacobs, Overlake Park; David Bookchin, Tedh Chamberlain, Gary Lang, Kiendl, and Sherman.

New England Medicine & Counseling PLLC leased 1,600 square feet at 10 East St. in Winooski from Myers Crete Realty. Kendra Kenney of Donahue & Associates assisted both parties.

In August, Ski Magic LLC, consisting of a Vermont-based group of investors, concluded a purchase and sale agreement for all the property and assets of the legendary 709-acre Magic Mountain Ski Area in Londonderry with Magic Mountain Management LLC. The agreement provided for 2016-17 season preparatory work, including repairs to reopen Magic’s second summit lift, which had not operated for two years.

BTV Garages LLC leased 5,800 square feet at 8 Berard Drive, South Burlington, from A&C Realty Inc. Broker Esther Lotz made the announcement. Present at closing were: Bob and Michelle Jennings, BTV Garages, and Lotz.

Ellis Boxer Blake Attorneys PLLC leased space at One Lawson Lane, Burlington, from Lawson Lane Associates. Kendra Kenney of Donahue & Associates assisted the tenant, and Lawson Lane Associates represented itself.

Joyce Fong, the owner of Joyce’s Noodle House in Essex, bought property at 22 Main St., Winooski, from Demetrio Michaelides. Fong will open a second Noodle House there. Chris Sherman of V/T Commercial represented the seller.

The University of Vermont Extension leased 3,291 square feet of office space at 140 Kennedy Drive, South Burlington, from HVM Corp. Tony Blake of V/T Commercial assisted both parties.

Strategic Risk Solutions leased 11,767 square feet at the Howard Opera House, 159 Bank St., Burlington, from Howard Opera House Associates. The top-floor space was the home of Bruegger’s Bagels administrative offices. Bill Kiendl of V/T Commercial represented the landlord, and Yves Bradley of Pomerleau Real Estate represented the tenant.

Teachers Insurance Annuity Association of America leased 3.580 square feet of office space at Maple Tree Place in Williston from Cypress Equities. Bill Kiendl of V/T Commercial assisted both parties.

Mediware Information Systems leased 6,685 square feet of office space at Maple Tree Place, Williston, from Cypress Equities. Tony Blake and Bill Kiendl of V/T Commercial represented the landlord, and Greg Dirmaier of J.L. Davis Realty represented the tenant.

Long Point Road LLC purchased 448 Long Point Road, North Ferrisburgh, a 7,420-square-foot industrial building on a .73-acre lot. Rick Harrison of J.L. Davis Realty represented the seller, Long Point Road LLC.

RG Kismet LLC bought a 1.75-acre commercial parcel of land at 373 Blair Park Road, Williston, from People’s United Bank, National Association. Construction is underway for a 20,000-square-foot commercial building that will house the Williston RehabGYM,, Kids’ RehabGYM, and other tenants. Rick Harrison of J.L. Davis Realty represented the buyer, and Jeff Nick of J.L. Davis represented the sellers.

Kelly Boyer leased a turnkey hair salon, Salon Stylz, at 74 Main St., Essex Junction, from Audrey and Norbert Collins. Rick Harrison of J.L. Davis Realty assisted both parties.

Primary Care Health Partners leased a 4,903-square-foot office space at 66 Knight Lane, Williston, from Mansfield Investments LP. Rick Harrison of J.L. Davis Realty represented the landlord, and Tony Blake of V/T Commercial represented the tenant. •