Mergers & Acquisitions

2018

September

Maximus Inc. renewed its lease for 22,270 square feet at 101 Cherry St., Burlington, with BDM Associates LLC. Bill Kiendl of V/T Commercial represented the tenant.

Rhino Foods leased 6,000 square feet at 552 Avenue D, Williston, from R.E.M. Development. Johnny Beal of Vermont Business Brokers, through its affiliation with V/T Commercial, assisted Rhino Foods.

Sukha Yoga LLC leased 1,980 square feet on the ground floor of 230 College St., Burlington, from Storefront LLC. Tony Blake and Linda I. Letourneau of V/T Commercial assisted both parties. Sukha Yoga is relocating from its second-floor Church Street location.

AJ2R Associates Inc., d/b/a Earl’s Cyclery and Fitness, leased a 12,300-square-foot location at 2069 Williston Road, Suite 1, South Burlington, from South Burlington Realty Co. LLC. Broker Esther Lotz was the tenant’s consultant. Present at closing were Lotz; Andrew Boczar and Joseph Drennan, AJ2R; and Timothy McKenzie, South Burlington Realty.

Hauke Building Supply Inc. leased 950 square feet at the Ethan Allen Shopping Center on North Avenue in Burlington from Edward Jones. Tim Burke of White + Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors was the listing broker representing the tenant.

New England Federal Credit Union bought a 54,000-square-foot Class A office building at 88 Technology Park in South Burlington from 88 Technology Park Way LLC. Tim Burke of White + Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors represented the buyer, and Yves Bradley and Brad Worthen of Pomerleau Real Estate represented the seller.

John Wilking, president and founder of Neville Companies Inc., with offices in Wakefield, Massachusetts, and South Burlington, announced the firm’s sale to Geoffrey Grab of Newburyport, Massachusetts. Grab, who worked for Neville as senior property manager and director of business development from 2008 to 2012, has taken the title of president. Staff in both offices will remain “predominantly” unchanged, according to Grab.

Shelburne Gift Co., formerly Arabesque, leased 1,028 square feet at 2538 Shelburne Road in Shelburne. Meg McGovern and Steve Donahue of Donahue & Associates assisted both parties in the transaction.

Evolution Prenatal and Family Yoga Center LLC purchased property at 37 Lincoln St., Essex Junction, from 37 Lincoln Street LLC. Meg McGovern of Donahue & Associates represented the buyer.

Nora’s Cafe leased 1,400 square feet at 294 North Winooski Ave. in Burlington from Hinsdale Properties. Kendra Kenney of Donahue & Associates represented both parties.

VSECU (Vermont State Employees Credit Union) leased space at the 125 St. Paul St. Park Place building in Burlington from Park Place Housing Limited Partnership. Tim Burke of White + Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors Inc. represented the tenant, and Steve Donohue of Donohue & Associates represented the landlord.

Ten Five 79 Investment Property LLC bought Lot 2, Morse Drive at Morse Industrial Park in Georgia from Burnett Georgia Recycling LLC. Broker Esther Lotz represented the seller, and Linda I. Letourneau of V/T Commercial was the buyer’s broker. Present at closing were Letourneau; Julie Giguere, Ten Five; James Burnett, Burnett Georgia; Curtis Swan, Union Bank; and Lotz.


Sailfish LLC
leased space at 46 Kellogg Road in Essex from Jeffrey Templeton. Broker Esther Lotz was the listing broker. Present at closing were Charles Thackara, Sailfish; Templeton; and Lotz.

WPTZ, the local NBC television affiliate, leased 27,223 square feet at 30 Community Drive, South Burlington, and will open new studios in the spring. Tony Blake of V/T Commercial, exclusive representative on behalf of Hearst Stations, made the announcement. Pomerleau Real Estate represented the landlord, 30 Community Drive LLC. Present at closing were Stephen Savell, 30 Community Drive; Justin Antoniotti, WPTZ, and Blake.

Vermont State Colleges leased 1,636 square feet at 600 Blair Park, Williston, from Triptik III Realty Partnership. Tony Blake of V/T Commercial assisted both parties.

After a two-year, $16.5 million investment, the 200-year-old Woodstock Inn & Resort unveiled the redesign and enhancement of its 142 guest rooms. They include the debut of six Legacy Suites inspired by founders Laurance S. Rockefeller and Mary French Rockefeller and other notable and historic people associated with the inn and community. The resort has created two new room categories designed to extend the Woodstock experience. They include eight dedicated spa rooms and 10 Woodstock Collection rooms, each reflecting a different aspect of the resort and community. Included are a reimagined lobby and public spaces, a new culinary center, upgrades to the Woodstock Athletic Club, Woodstock Country Club, and the Suicide Six Ski Area.

Stem Cell Centers of Vermont leased 1,575 square feet at 120 Zephyr Road, Williston, from Village Associates LLC. Tony Blake of V/T Commercial assisted both parties.

AMWINS Program Underwriters Inc. leased 3,419 square feet at Maple Tree Place in Williston. Bill Kiendl of V/T Commercial represented the tenant, and Steve Donahue of Donahue & Associates represented the landlord.

Hood & Assigns bought the property at 7 Park Terrace, Essex, from Sweetland Revocable Trust. Linda I. Letourneau of V/T Commercial represented the buyer, and Geri Reilly of Geri Reilly Real Estate represented the seller.

Bill Orleans, president of PP&D Brochure Distribution, announced an agreement with John Morse, president of Maxham Warehousing, to acquire Maxham’s assets, including its warehouse in Worcester. Maxham has provided warehousing and distribution of brochures and magazines to Vermont’s 19 state Welcome and Visitor Centers, including delivering more than 2 million pieces a year. PP&D will continue to be headquartered on Pine Street in Burlington and use the Worcester location for the state distribution program.

NFP has acquired the property and casualty insurance policies of the Curtis Insurance Agency of Killington. The Curtis Agency provided personal and commercial property and casualty insurance services to over 300 clients in the community that will now be serviced by NFP’s Property & Casualty division in Rutland.


Richards Inc. dba The Richards Group
leased an office at the Howard Opera House on Church Street from Howard Opera House Associates LLC. Broker Esther Lotz was the tenant’s broker consultant. Present at closing were Megan Ayers and Deb Loughlin, The Richards Group, and Lotz.

NuFlare Technology America Inc. leased 2,100 square feet at 374 Hurricane Lane, Williston, from Hillside Properties Inc. Tony Blake and Linda I. Letourneau of V/T Commercial assisted both parties.

Dead River Co. bought 4.87 acres on Old Ferry Road in Brattleboro from Entergy. Tony Blake and Linda I. Letourneau of V/T Commercial assisted both parties.

Grind BJJ leased 1,000 square feet at 294 North Winooski Ave. in Burlington from Hinsdale Properties. Kendra Kenney of Donahue & Associates represented both parties. Grind BJJ will offer jiu jutsu training.

Casenet LLC leased property at the Chace Mill, 1 Mill St., Burlington, for its development offices. Linda I. Letourneau and Bill Kiendl of V/T Commercial assisted both parties.

Down by the Beach LLC bought the 5,000-square-foot third-floor commercial condominium at 65 Main St., Burlington, from South Champlain Street Associates. Steve Donahue of Donahue & Associates represented the seller, and Meg McGovern of Donahue & Associates represented the buyer. •

August

Maximus Inc. renewed its lease for 22,270 square feet at 101 Cherry St., Burlington, with BDM Associates LLC. Bill Kiendl of V/T Commercial represented the tenant.

Rhino Foods leased 6,000 square feet at 552 Avenue D, Williston, from R.E.M. Development. Johnny Beal of Vermont Business Brokers, through its affiliation with V/T Commercial, assisted Rhino Foods.

Otter Creek Awnings has been bought by Kristopher and Sarah Larson of Charlotte. Kristopher has worked at Otter Creek for five years, most recently as sales manager. His wife, Sarah, was with The UVM Medical Center for 10 years.

Nora’s Cafe leased 1,400 square feet at 294 North Winooski Ave. in Burlington from Hinsdale Properties. Kendra Kenney of Donahue & Associates represented both parties.

Hauke Building Supply Inc. leased 950 square feet at the Ethan Allen Shopping Center on North Avenue in Burlington from Edward Jones. Tim Burke of White + Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors was the listing broker representing the tenant.

New England Federal Credit Union bought a 54,000-square-foot Class A office building at 88 Technology Park in South Burlington from 88 Technology Park Way LLC. Tim Burke of White + Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors represented the buyer, and Yves Bradley and Brad Worthen of Pomerleau Real Estate represented the seller.

Healing Heart Collective PLC leased a new location at 164 College St., Burlington, from The Great Cedars LLC. Broker Esther Lotz was the tenant’s broker/consultant. Present at closing were Joe Handy, The Great Cedars; Sienna Fontaine, Healing Heart; and Lotz.

Shelburne Gift Co., formerly Arabesque, leased 1,028 square feet at 2538 Shelburne Road in Shelburne. Meg McGovern and Steve Donahue of Donahue & Associates assisted both parties in the transaction.

John Wilking, president and founder of Neville Companies Inc., with offices in Wakefield, Massachusetts, and South Burlington, announced the firm’s sale to Geoffrey Grab of Newburyport, Massachusetts. Grab, who worked for Neville as senior property manager and director of business development from 2008 to 2012, has taken the title of president. Staff in both offices will remain “predominantly” unchanged, according to Grab.

NFP has acquired the property and casualty insurance policies of the Curtis Insurance Agency of Killington. The Curtis Agency provided personal and commercial property and casualty insurance services to over 300 clients in the community that will now be serviced by NFP’s Property & Casualty division in Rutland. Evolution Prenatal and Family Yoga Center LLC purchased property at 37 Lincoln St., Essex Junction, from 37 Lincoln Street LLC. Meg McGovern of Donahue & Associates represented the buyer.

Mack Molding announced a spate of investments in its northern and southern operations. In Vermont, this includes more than $1 million into new equipment geared toward meeting current and future demands of the business. Recent equipment delivered to its headquarters in Arlington includes a fully automated laser for sheet metal fabrication and two computerized machining centers. Other investments at Mack’s Cavendish and East Arlington operations included an automated work cell, resin drying system, forklift, and crane upgrades.

After a two-year, $16.5 million investment, the 200-year-old Woodstock Inn & Resort unveiled the redesign and enhancement of its 142 guest rooms. They include the debut of six Legacy Suites inspired by founders Laurence S. Rockefeller and Mary French Rockefeller and other notable and historic people associated with the inn and community. The resort has created two new room categories designed to extend the Woodstock experience. They include eight dedicated spa rooms and 10 Woodstock Collection rooms, each reflecting a different aspect of the resort and community. Included are a reimagined lobby and public spaces, a new culinary center, upgrades to the Woodstock Athletic Club, Woodstock Country Club, and the Suicide Six Ski Area.

July

National Life has opened its on-site, full-service health and wellness center, becoming one of the first companies in Vermont to do so. The center is operated by Cigna Onsite Health and staffed every day with a physician’s assistant, who is qualified to write prescriptions as needed; a medical assistant; and a part-time employee assistance counselor. The clinic provides minor office-based medical procedures, routine physicals, care for sprains, sore throats, infections, and other illnesses; vaccinations and immunizations; monitoring of chronic conditions; and other programs. Present were Michele Granitz, National Life benefits director; Mark Butler, president of Cigna New England; Gov. Phil Scott; and Mehran Assadi, National Life chairman, president, and CEO.

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Financing LLC leased an office at 82-92 Merchants Row in Rutland. Bill Kiendl of V/T Commercial acted as tenant representative.

Systems and Software Inc. leased 13,595 square feet at 10 East Allen St., Winooski, from the Vermont Student Assistance Corp. Bill Kiendl of V/T Commercial represented the tenant, and Steve Donahue of Donahue & Associates represented the landlord.

Stephen A. Unsworth and James T. Unsworth bought a 26,426-square-foot commercial property at 177-179 Commerce St. in Williston from Commerce Street Properties LLC. Tony Blake of V/T Commercial represented the sellers, and Unsworth Realty represented the buyers.

Woodstock Inn & Resort announced construction of the Suicide Six Elemental Bike Park, opening this month. The resort, in partnership with Sinuosity: Flowing Trails, is building six miles of mountain biking trails that will be accessible via the Suicide Six Ski Area’s quad chairlift. The bike path offers a variety of progressive terrain for all ages and skill levels and enhances the resort’s desire to remain a year-round destination for travelers and the community. Certified coaches, premium bike rentals, scenic chair rides, hiking, craft beer, and farm-to-table fare will be available for guests.

Burlington Storefront LLC and Sukha Yoga LLC leased 1,980 square feet of space on the ground floor of 230 College St., Burlington. Sukha Yoga will relocate from its second-floor Church Street location to the new space this summer. Tony Blake and Linda I. Letourneau of V/T Commercial assisted the tenants.

Payment Angel leased space at Union Station in Burlington from Main Street Landing Co. Tony Blake of V/T Commercial assisted the tenant, and Melinda Moulton acted on behalf of the landlord.

SunCommon announced a merger with Hudson Solar of Rhinebeck, New York, that expands its reach into the greater Hudson Valley. SunCommon is a Certified BCorp with 100 workers, headquartered in Waterbury. Hudson Solar will switch over to SunCommon’s brand.

Capstone Community Action celebrated the opening of its new facility, at 250 Industrial Drive in Morrisville. It brings all the organization’s services into one location. These include emergency heating and housing assistance, weatherization services, financial savings and credit coaching, plus a Head Start Early Learning Center with three preschool classrooms. •

Such a Voice LLC leased an office at 76 Pearl St., Unit 203, Essex Junction, from Pearl Street Partners LLC. Broker Esther Lotz was the tenant’s broker consultant. Present at closing were Lotz and Steven P. Schonberg, PSP Real Estate Corp.

Discovery Bicycle Tours of Woodstock has been bought by Scott and Thistle Cone from Larry and Dawn Niles, who owned the company for over 27 years. The company, which will continue to be headquartered in Woodstock, offers more than 100 trips a year in New England and Quebec, the Mid-Atlantic states and Florida; Italy, France, Spain, Scotland, Ireland, and Denmark. Present at closing were Larry and Dawn Niles and Scott and Thistle Cone.

January Holdings LLC bought 3 acres of land in Production Park at 1417 Marshall Ave. in Williston from Marshall Realty LLC and has begun construction on a 17,500-square-foot state-of-the-art animal hospital for Burlington Emergency & Veterinary Specialists (BEVS). The only 24/7 veterinary emergency and specialty hospital in Vermont, BEVS outgrew its facility on Commerce Street. The state-of-the-art animal hospital will feature 13 exam rooms, an intensive care unit, three high-tech surgery suites, CT/MRI units, and more than 60 team members. Grant Butterfield of Nedde Real Estate represented the buyer, and Fernando Cresta of Nedde represented the seller. The opening is planned for February 2019. Present at closing wereElizabeth Morris, the office of Rep. Peter Welch; Terry Pomerleau, Humane Society of Chittenden County; Bryan Harnett, DVM, DACVIM, BEVS owner/medical director; and Terence D. Macaig, state representative and member of the Williston Select Board.

BAYADA Home Health Care Inc. leased an office at 600 Blair Park, Suite 300, in Williston from Triptik III Realty Partnership LP. Esther Lotz, broker, was the tenant’s broker consultant. Present at closing were Libby Greene, director; Lotz; and Kandi Poulin, director.

The Town of Middlebury received the Greenest Building award for 2017 from the Vermont Green Building Network for its town office building. Kathleen Ramsay, town manager, accepted the award on behalf of the town. The building was recognized for its performance over the entire operating cycle of 2017, for exemplary energy efficiency and as a Net Zero Ready facility. Present at closing were Nick Thiltgen, Efficiency Vermont; Chris Huston, Bread Loaf Construction; Ramsay; Victor Nuovo, Middlebury Select Board; and John Dale and Paul Wyncoop, Bread Loaf Construction.

June

Drew Gelfenbein bought Wings Over Burlington from Wild Mountain Wings Inc. Johnny Beal of Vermont Business Brokers represented the sellers.

21 Bright Street LLC (Benjy and Jonny Adler, The Skinny Pancake) bought the Bannister Roofing property at 134 Archibald/21 Bright St., Burlington, from Kevin P. Bannister. Bannister acquired a commercial lot at Morse Industrial Park in Georgia. Linda I. Letourneau of V/T Commercial represented Bannister in both transactions.

Jeff Albertson and Eric Corey, co-owners of VASTA Performance Training and Physical Therapy, leased 8,000 square feet at 358 Dorset St., South Burlington, from Annette & Leo Besaw. Linda I. Letourneau of V/T Commercial represented the owners. Present were Leo and Annette Besaw, Letourneau, Corey, and Albertson.

Tire Centers LLC expanded its leased space at 685 Marshall Ave., Williston, with Miller Realty Group LLP by 50,000 square feet. Bill Kiendl of V/T Commercial, tenant representative for Tire Centers, made the announcement.

One Digital leased 2,659 square feet at 1795 Williston Road, South Burlington, from Investors Corporation of Vermont. Jed Dousevicz and Linda I. Letourneau of V/T Commercial represented the landlord, and David Curley of J.L. Davis Realty assisted the tenant.

Magic Mountain is buying and installing Stratton’s “Snow Bowl” Poma fixed-grip quad chairlift to use as a new base-to-summit lift for the 2018-19 season. It will replace Magic’s “Black Chair,” which has been operating as a double passenger capacity lift. The terminal will be slightly higher to access all trails at Magic and effectively triples Magic’s uphill capacity. This will be a $1 million capital investment.

Vermont Nut Free Chocolate Co. leased 17,500 square feet of a 25,000-square-foot building at 146 Brentwood Drive in Colchester from Malone Dorset Street LLC. Broker Esther Lotz made the announcement. Steve Donahue of Donohue & Associates was the listing agent. Present were Locke Fluery, facilities activation coordinator; Lotz; and Mark Elvidge, president and CEO of Vermont Nut Free. •

May

Steve Charlebois, the owner of Sea Dog Boating Solutions LLC, announced the purchase of assets and inventory of one of the company’s suppliers, Gadgets Unlimited Inc. Gadgets Unlimited produced three boating accessory products sold on the Sea Dog website since 2013.

Marmon Holdings Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, bought the assets of Sonnax Industries Inc., an employee-owned company in Bellows Falls. The new company will operate as Sonnax Transmission Co. Steve Boyer of Marmon Engine Technology becomes president of Sonnax Transmission and will work with Sonnax Industries’ CEO Tommy Harmon to ensure a smooth transition. Marmon Holdings comprises about 175 independent manufacturing and service businesses with facilities in 23 countries. Present at closing were Boyer and Harmon.

Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe Electric Department, and Encore Renewable Energy announced the commissioning of a 200kW roof-mounted solar array at von Trapp Brewing & Bierhall in Stowe. The electricity generated by the array will provide a clean source of electricity for Stowe Electric Department, with all renewable energy credits associated with the array’s being retired for compliance under the state of Vermont’s Renewable Energy Standard. The host and customer for the project is von Trapp Brewing & Bierhall, which will receive an up-front lease payment and net metering credits at a discount compared to face value, providing the Brewery & Bierhall with a lower-cost electricity option.

K&L Ventures LLC bought Lot 3 on Morse Drive in Georgia from Bradford Morse. Broker Esther Lotz represented Morse. Present at closing were Linda Letourneau, V/T Commercial, buyer’s broker; Curtis Swan, Union Bank; Eric Knudsen, Langrock, Sperry & Wool; Kevin Bannister, K&L Ventures; Morse; and Lotz.

Beth Robbins, Psy.D., leased office space at 125 College St., Burlington, from 125 College Street LLC. Zandra Anand of Yellow Sign Commercial represented the landlord and procured the tenant.

Dearborn Land Investments LLC bought commercial property at 823 VT Route 15, Johnson. Linda Letourneau of V/T Commercial assisted both parties.

ADJ Realty bought a commercial lot at Rye Circle in South Burlington. Jed Dousevicz of V/T Commercial represented the seller.

Plasso LLC leased a restaurant location at 831 College Parkway, Colchester, from Sisters and Brothers Investment Group LLP and will open the Burger Bar. Broker deli was the tenant’s broker consultant. Present at closing were Lotz and Kelly Bessery of Plasso LLC and wife of Bryan Bessery, the owner of Bessery’s Butcher Shoppe, who will manage the Burger Bar.

RESOURCE opened a new store at 329 Harvest Lane in Williston, the fourth location for the nonprofit, which also has locations in Barre, Hyde Park, and Burlington. The organization moved its administrative offices, select workforce development programs, and appliance repair and computer departments to the Williston location.

April

North Hartland Tool Corp. announced the expansion of its manufacturing facility to allow for new equipment and software incorporating the latest “lights out” technology. The company will increase its hours of manufacturing and workforce. The current facility will increase by 60 percent. Lowery Builders of Lebanon, New Hampshire, is overseeing the project, scheduled for completion this spring.

Fashion retailer H&M, Hennes and Mauritz Inc., has leased space at University Mall in South Burlington for its first Vermont location from KeyPoint Partners LLC. H&M will anchor the mall and anticipates opening before the 2018 holiday season. KeyPoint also announced an anchor lease with Target, also its first Vermont store, and Shoe Shoe Inc. for a Shoe Dept. Encore format store, and the expansion and relocation of Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works.

Plasso LLC leased a restaurant location at 831 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester, from Sisters and Brothers Investment Group LLP and will open the Burger Bar. Broker Esther Lotz was the tenant’s broker consultant. Present at closing were Lotz and Kelly Bessery of Plasso LLC and wife of Bryan Bessery, the owner of Bessery’s Butcher Shoppe, who will manage the Burger Bar.

North River Co. bought 15.36 acres and 225,000 square feet of fully leased office space at 40 IDX Drive, South Burlington, from GE Healthcare. Tony Blake and Bill Kiendl of V/T Commercial represented the seller and assisted the purchasers. Present at closing were Blake; Chris Pachios, Jim Gaboriault, and Peter Pachios of North River; and Kiendl. In front is Charlie.

FirstLight fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider in the Northeast U.S., announced that Antin Infrastructure Partners will acquire FirstLight from Oak Hill Capital Partners IV. FirstLight has operated in Vermont for over 10 years, and acquired Sovernet Communications in 2017.

Two Roads Academy leased 3,475 square feet at 600 Blair Park in Williston from Triptik 111 Realty Partnership. Fernando Cresta of Nedde Real Estate brought the tenant, and Tony Blake of V/T Commercial worked with the landlord. Present at closing were Brandon Cooper, Katherine Lee, and Katie Palmer, Two Roads Academy; and Cresta.

Olivia’s Crouton Co. has completed a move into its newly renovated, state-of-the-art commercial bakery in Brandon. Among the features are increased capacity, a dedicated gluten-free facility that is certified organic, expanded cutting and seasoning ability, improved research and development, and co-packing and private label capabilities.

Lilly and Gene Devlin of Cornwall have bought a majority stake in Quimby Country Inc., the 125-year-old family resort and sporting camp in Averill. The Devlins will hold a 51 percent stake in the company and will be general managers for the 2018 season. Quimby Country will retain a 49 percent interest on behalf of its shareholders, most of whom are longtime guests. In the last seven years, the Devlins have run a 92-year-old summer camp in the Adirondacks.

Engineering Ventures PC has opened a New York office in Schenectady, which joins the company’s headquarters in South Burlington and an office in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Michael Dussault, P.E., will head the office. He joined the company in 2001 in the Burlington office before returning to Schenectady to work at GE Power. Engineering Ventures has 30 employees in its three offices. •

March

Open Approach, a Burlington-based full-service IT company, acquired Rail City Information Systems, an IT company in St. Albans. Scott Burleson, Rail City’s founder and president; Dale Burleson, vice president; and the RCIS technology team transferred all existing accounts and services to Open Approach’s offices at 1 Mill St. in Burlington on January 1. Scott Bernoudy, CEO of Open Approach, founded the company in 2002. The acquisition expands Open Approach’s portfolio of clients and services.

Greene Mountain Nutrition & Smoothies LLC leased space at 1860 Williston Road in South Burlington from South Burlington Realty Co. LLC. Broker Esther Lotz was the tenant’s broker consultant. Present at closing were Jolene L. Greene and Ryan P. Greene of Greene Mountain Nutrition & Smoothies; Timothy McKenzie, South Burlington Realty Co.; and Lotz. ReSOURCE announced the move of its home base from 266 Pine St., Burlington, to 329 Harvest Lane in Williston’s Taft Corners. The 36,506-square-foot space, formerly the home of Good Will, houses an expanded retail space, administrative offices, workforce development programs, and appliance repair and computer departments under one roof.

REDE LLC, also known as Surface Creations, bought a 20,000-square-foot industrial building at 93 Gonyeau Road, Milton, from Chase Properties & Development Ltd. Tony Blake of V/T Commercial assisted both parties.

Sarah Phaneuf, the owner of Slate, a home decor and lifestyle retail store, leased 3,666 square feet at 89 Church St., Burlington, from the Howard Opera House Associates. Bill Kiendl of V/3:10 PM Commercial represented the tenant, and Yves Bradley of Pomerleau Real Estate represented the landlord. Present at closing were Kiendl, Phaneuf, and Bradley.

Webike Properties LLC bought a commercial condominium at 89 Rye Circle, South Burlington, from Rye Meadows LLC. Jed Dousevicz of V/T Commercial assisted both parties.

Cathedral Square has opened Vermont’s first memory-care residence for low-income Vermonters. Memory Care at Allen Brook is located at 99 Allen Brook Lane in Williston, the site of the former VNA Respite House. Extensive renovations created 14 homes and a safe and secure environment where residents will receive licensed, round-the-clock memory care. The $1.6 million project received $200,000 from the Hoehl Family Foundation, $100,000 from the Amy Tarrant Foundation, and $5,000 from the Fountain Fund to support the project. Additional funding came from the Vermont Community Loan Fund.

GW Plastics expanded its U.S. mold-building facility in Royalton with additive manufacturing technology. The company renovated and enhanced its state-of-the-art tooling facility and bought advanced metal 3D printing equipment to build precision mold components. The announcement came following the company’s purchase of Avenue Mould Solutions, an Ireland-based company.

Big Peel Pizza LLC, d/b/a Domino’s Pizza leased a location at 201 Cornerstone Drive in Williston from Allen Brook Development Inc. Broker Esther Lotz was the tenant’s broker consultant. Present at closing were Mike Litwhiler of Big Peel Pizza, and Lotz.

John and Tina Helzer of 5573 Shelburne Rd LLC bought the former Café Shelburne property. John Beal of Vermont Business Brokers through its affiliation with V/T Commercial represented the seller.

O’Reilly & O’Reilly Business Services leased a new office location at 550 Hinesburg Road, South Burlington, from 550 Hinesburg Road LLC. Tony Blake of V/T Commercial assisted both parties.

FRG LLC purchased the business assets of Pingala Café Williston LLC and leased a new location for the restaurant at 373 Blair Park Road, Suite 101, Williston, from RGKismet LLC. Broker Esther Lotz was the buyer’s consultant. Present at closing were Lotz; Jesse Bugbee, attorney; Perry Farr, FRG; Neil Farr, FRG; Trevor Sullivan, Pingala; Sharon Gutwin, landlord; and Elizabeth Metayer, attorney.

Acadia Insurance leased 4,352 square feet at 43 Mountain View Drive, Colchester, from Park Place 2000 Associates Inc. Bill Kiendl of V/3:10 PM Commercial represented the tenant, and Steve Donahue of Donahue & Associates represented the landlord.

Vermont Pool and Bar LLC leased a new location at 35 San Remo Drive, South Burlington, from Dawson Dorset Street Properties LLC. Broker Esther Lotz was the broker consultant. Present at closing were Lotz and Terah Williams, Vermont Pool and Bar.

John Tashiro, general manager of City Market, announced that the Onion River Co-op has signed an agreement to sell 1.67 acres at 75 Briggs St., the so-called “south parcel” of its Burlington South End property, to Andrea and Steve Charest of Petra Cliffs Climbing Center & Mountaineering School. Several organizations submitted proposals in response to City Market’s RFP, which requested alignment with City Market’s Global Ends, the ability to fulfill a gap in services in the South End, and project compatibility with City Market’s neighboring retail operation and the surrounding neighborhood.

Allscripts Healthcare LLC negotiated a lease extension of 48,578 square feet at 25 Green Mountain Drive, South Burlington, with Stonehenge Investment Corp. Bill Kiendl of V/T Commercial assisted all parties.

Eastern Attorney’s Services Inc. leased 2,150 square feet at 30 Kimball Ave., South Burlington, with Kimball Partners LLC. Bill Kiendl and Tony Blake of V/T Commercial and Mike Provost of Donahue & Associates were the brokers.

Tavernier Chocolates of Brattleboro has begun moving into its newly acquired additional square footage in the Cotton Mill, doubling its production space. The new space allows multiple processes during operations. •

February

Springfield Printing Corp. has purchased Prospect Park Press of West Chesterfield, New Hampshire, from Anne and Mike Reed. Bruce Sanderson, Springfield Printing’s vice president of sales and marketing, made the announcement.

Ceres Natural Remedies moved its retail business from the Wing Building on the waterfront to 190 College St. in Burlington, across from Sweetwaters. The shop features 2,200 square feet of retail space, over four times as much as it occupied in the Wing Building, and carries an expanded inventory of more than 40 local and national brands for people and their pets. Ceres operates another store in Brattleboro.

The Burlington City Council has approved an agreement between the City of Burlington d/b/a Burlington Telecom and Blue Water Holdings LLC for the sale of Burlington Telecom to Champlain Broadband LLC, a subsidiary of Schurz Communications Inc. of Mishawaka, Indiana.

Seasons Change Property Maintenance leased space at 75 Chad Lane in Williston from 4 Chad Lane LLC. Peter Yee of Yellow Sign Commercial, helped the tenant. Present at closing were Justin Driscoll, Seasons Change; Nate Wayward, 4 Chad Lane; and Yee.

Concept Mov3 LLC leased space at 20 Wintersport Lane, Suite 155, in Williston. Broker Esther Lotz made the announcement. Present at closing were E. Lucas Zelazny, L-ATC, CEO, head athletic trainer; Dillon Bonk, CMO; and Lotz.

The Cheese Factory LLC leased a new automotive repair shop location at 61 South Oak Circle in Colchester from Allen Brook Development Inc. Broker Esther Lotz made the announcement. Present at closing were Lotz and Chris Cheeseman, The Cheese Factory.

PedsOne leased 9,480 square feet at 10 East Allen St., Winooski, from Vermont Student Assistance Corp. Steve Donahue of Donahue & Associates represented both parties.

Acadia Insurance leased 4,352 square feet at 463 Mountain View in Colchester from Park Place 2000 Associates LLC. Steve Donahue of Donahue & Associates represented the landlord, and Bill Kiendl of V/T Commercial represented the tenant.

Macy’s Inc. announced the closing of its Burlington store at 67 Cherry St. as part of the 100 planned closures announced in August. Don Sinex of Rouse Properties, redeveloper of the downtown mall, will purchase the building, which will be demolished and the property incorporated into the mall redevelopment.

Japheth Brubaker, the owner of Water and Rock Studio, leased 1,000 square feet at 294 North Winooski Ave., Burlington, from Hinsdale Properties. Donahue & Associates assisted both parties.

Advantage Insurance Management (USA) LLC leased 2,500 square feet at 27 Main St., Burlington, from Battery Street Associates. Kendra Kenney of Donahue & Associates assisted the tenant, and Brad Worthen of Pomerleau Real Estate assisted the landlord. •

January

BTV Dance leased 1,400 square feet at 294 North Winooski Ave. in Burlington from Hinsdale Properties. Kendra Kenney of Donahue & Associates represented the tenant and the landlord.

Movement Mortgage leased 2,505 square feet of office space at 1889 Williston Road, South Burlington. Fernando Cresta of Nedde Real Estate represented the landlord, and Peter Yee of Yellow Sign Commercial represented the tenant. Present at closing were Jay Vallieres of Movement Mortgage and Cresta.

Vivint Solar Developer LLC leased 2,448 square feet at 372 Hurricane Lane, Williston, from Hillside Properties Inc. Linda Letourneau and Jed Dousevicz of V/T Commercial assisted the landlord.

Green Mountain Behavior Consulting leased 3,475 square feet at 600 Blair Park, Williston, from Triptik III Realty Partnership. Tony Blake of V/T Commercial represented the landlord, and Fernando Cresta of Nedde Real Estate represented the tenant.

IPNetVoice leased space at 276 East Allen St., Winooski, from Hillside Park Ltd. for its new location. Jed Dousevicz and Linda Letourneau assisted the landlord and tenant.

Motion Picture Division leased 1,000 square feet of office space, and Holly Thompson leased 800 square feet on the first floor of the Carriage House, on the property of The CC Warren House in Waterbury, from Crossroads Realty Holdings. Duncan Harris of The Kingsland Co. represented the landlord and procured the tenants.

Plaza Home Inc. leased 4,334 square feet at 89 Church St., Burlington, from Howard Opera House, and will open a home furnishings store known as Slate. Bill Kiendl of V/T Commercial represented the tenant, and Yves Bradley of Pomerleau Real Estate represented the landlord.

KPMG LLP leased 4,448 square feet at 463 Mountain View Drive, Colchester, from Park Place 2000 Associates Inc. Steve Donahue of Donahue & Associates represented the landlord, and Bill Kiendl of V/T Commercial represented the tenant.

Baltic Properties LLC bought The Tracy House at 5224 Shelburne Road in Shelburne from Tracy House Associates. Duncan Harris of The Kingsland Co. represented the seller, and Brian Boardman of Hickok and Boardman Realty represented the buyer.

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England leased 2,100 square feet of medical office space in Middlebury from Remora LLC. Duncan Harris of The Kingsland Co. represented the landlord, and David Curley of J.L. Davis Realty procured the tenant.

Fisher Auto Parts leased a 6,000-square-foot commercial building at 1232 Exchange St., Middlebury, from Max and Susan Eaton. Duncan Harris of The Kingsland Co. was responsible for procuring the tenant.

99 Court Street LLC bought a mixed-use property consisting of a medical office suite at 99 Court St., Middlebury, currently occupied by Vermont SpineWorks, and three residential apartments from Porter Real Estate Holdings Inc. Duncan Harris of The Kingsland Co. represented the seller, and Sarah Peluso of IPJ Real Estate represented the buyer.

Mary Spear-Garrow and Donald Garrow bought Vermonster’s Childcare and Preschool of Rutland from Ted and Sandy Kuc. Johnny Beal of Vermont Business Brokers represented the Kucs.

Bear and Moosh for Littles children’s clothing and toy store leased 1,100 square feet of retail space at Shelburne Square, 41 IDX Drive in South Burlington from Vermont Industrial Parks. Duncan Harris of The Kingsland Co. represented the landlord and procured the tenant.

Paul Nadeau of Anything Engraving bought ATD Signs of St. Johnsbury from Pete and Elaine Lafferriere. Johnny Beal of Vermont Business Brokers represented the Lafferrieres.

Premier Strength and Performance bought a 3,564-square-foot commercial building at 2613 Shelburne Road in Shelburne from LWV Properties LLC. Fernando Cresta of Nedde Real Estate brokered the sale. Present at closing were Cresta and Joel Besl of Premier Strength and Performance.

Quintin Brothers Collision and Classics LLC leased a location at 1889-1891 Williston Road in South Burlington. Fernando Cresta of Nedde Real Estate facilitated the lease. Present at closing were Tim Quintin, Pete Quintin, Cresta, and Randy Therrien of Quintin Brothers.

Polli East Apring LLC bought property at 110 East Spring St., Winooski, from John P. and Mary S. Wilson, Trustees. Broker Esther Lotz represented the sellers. Present at closing were Curtis Trousdale, Preferred Properties, co-listing broker; Mary Wilson; John Wilson; Steven Polli, Polli East Spring; Randy Amis, buyer’s attorney; Beth Burdick of David H. Greenberg, seller’s attorney; and Lotz.

Adam Grundt PLC, a psychology practice, leased 498 square feet in the Kilburn & Gates building in Burlington from Kilburn & Gates Industries LLC. Fernando Cresta of Nedde Real Estate procured the tenant, and Yves Bradley of Pomerleau Real Estate represented the landlord. Present at closing were Cresta and Adam Grundt, Ph.D. •