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Odd Fellows building eyed for future community hub

September 24, 2018

WALLINGFORD, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman has purchased a former Odd Fellows building with the hopes of turning it into a new community hub.

The Rutland Herald reports Michelle Kenny bought the building in Wallingford in May.

The three-story, 13,400 square-foot (1,244-square-meter) building dates back to the 1820s, and it was named for the Odd Fellows Club that owned it.

Kenny says rehabilitating the building will cost between $1.4 and $1.7 million. She plans to apply for a variety of grants and tax credits to help fund repairs.

Kenny says she wants to add a coffee shop and bakery to the building, and possibly a wellness center in the future.

Workers at a restaurant inside the building say they are looking forward to the changes Kenny plans to bring.

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