Planners looking to boost downtowns around the state have been focusing on home
grown stores that specialize in fresh produce and local products. In Barre, a group hopes a new co-operative grocery store will revive the city’s central business district.
The state has awarded $1.8
million in tax credits to help downtown revitalization projects. The Shumlin administration
says the credits will support nearly $26 million dollars of building
improvements in 17 communities around Vermont