Morristown's Alliance for Culture and Commerce Working Hard to Make Town a Destination

MORRISTOWN, Vt. - Morristown's Alliance for Culture and Commerce has been working hard to make the town a destination.

"A lot of new zoning happened in the community. We were pretty concerned about the effects of the truck route that went through," said Tricia Follert, Morristown Community Development Coordinator.

If you haven't already, you'll notice new businesses popping up. Stowe's Black Cap Coffee and Beer is opening its second location on Lower Main Street in Morrisville.

"We really don't have a coffee shop since Rogue closed, or since the Bee's Knee's closed, really," said MACC Coordinator Darcie Abbene.

El Toro is taking the former Bee's Knee's location, and will have a liquor license, too.

Next to the current El Toro space on Pleasant street is the long awaited Morristown Co-Op, or MoCo.

It's a project about five years in the making.

"They have raised the funding that they need to move forward and they are in the final stages of getting the store open," said Follert.

MoCo is set to open in August, but they are currently operating an online store.

Also this summer, you can enjoy the new Morristown History and Art Walk.

"The idea is to have a walking tour throughout Morristown village that stops at a lot of different historical.. interesting historical sites and cool art," said Abbene.

Stops will include former Vermont Governor George Hendee's mansion, and finding out the secret inside a certain church's steeple.

There's also more development in the center of the village. The Green Dragon Restaurant is getting a much needed makeover.

"As you drive into a community, what you see grabs you, and it gives you a first impression. Now we have a lot of buildings that are all coming together to create this cool place to be," said Abbene.

There are plenty of smaller projects happening, too.

MACC hopes to have new public art installations, a pocket park, and pocket libraries later this spring.

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