Claremont, NH – Preparation for conversion into 200 seat Common Man Restaurant
The downtown mill district along the Sugar River in Claremont, NH is undergoing major renovations to convert the structures into the future locations of several new businesses to the city. The Monadnock Mills produced fine textiles for almost 100 years and are known as one of the most complete and best preserved 19th century textile complexes in New Hampshire.
Present in the mill buildings are many distinguishing characteristics completed by Northern New England architects and builders form the middle of the nineteenth century such as smooth and expansive brick wall surfaces, dentil moldings, granite window lintels and sills and cornice molding strips. Also present in the mills is the heavy wooden timber framing system – known commonly as “slow-burning” construction – that may be found in most New England textiles mills of the same period.
EnviroVantage is providing services for the rehabilitation of the 5,774 s/f Woven Label Mill at 16 Mill Rd. for conversion into a new Common Man Restaurant. Along with the up and coming 200 seat restaurant which will feature an outdoor terrace with views of the falls, this mill will also offer conference rooms for business travelers. A 36 room Comman Man Inn will soon occupy the mill adjacent to the restaurant.
The 2-story Woven Label Mill was constructed by Monadnock Mills Co. and contains hazardous materials such as asbestos and lead paint. EnviroVantage experts are currently in the process of abating the asbestos, heavy sand blasting to eliminate the lead paint and properly executing the demolition necessary to prepare the mill for reconstruction.
The project owner is Alex Ray of NH Hospitality Holdings, LLC.
EnviroVantage has taken part in preserving and restoring many historic mills over the past two decades and is happy to be able to assist the city of Claremont in revitalizing their community. This project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2009.