Concord, New Hampshire, thanks largely to the work of a single, resourceful developer, has seen a fair amount of development in its downtown in recent years. I thought it was probably deserving of its own thread.
Independent Bookseller will anchor downtown development
The Orr & Reno law firm and an expanded Gibson's Bookstore will be the major tenants in Concord developer Steve Duprey's new building at 43-45 S. Main St., where construction is scheduled to begin this summer following the demolition of the New Hampshire Bindery and an adjacent building.
New building's message: Smile!
Steve Duprey wants you to turn that frown upside-down.
Duprey said the exhortation, in 1½-foot-tall letters on a 2,000-pound stone, is "a little bit of whimsy for a new building." He said he decided against putting his own name there, as "my ego's plenty big without that."
Moose moves to Smile! Building
Moose Myth was recently purchased by Steve Duprey and moved from Portland, Maine to Concord, New Hampshire where it will grace the entrance to the new Smile Building on 49 South Main St.
Concord snags 4.71 million grant to improve Main Street
The city of Concord has won a $4.71 million TIGER IV federal grant to improve Downtown Concord’s Main Street, according to a press release from U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH.
Endicott Hotel ready for major renovation
The Endicott Hotel stands empty as it prepares for its metamorphosis this year from low-income housing to market-rate apartments.
I also came across this online though I'm not sure which part of Main Street its planned for or how solid of a footing it's on.
The Capital Commons Development and Garage opened in 2007 with an independent movie theater and office space, but restaurant space only opened last year.
Concord gains new gathering spot
It took much longer than expected, but O Steaks and Seafood has finally opened in Concord. The chic new setting in the Capital Commons is making a grand statement about prosperity and renewal on South Main Street. With the beautiful Red River Theatre below and the Capitol Center for the Arts just down the street, the area is primed to thrive as an entertainment and dining destination.