by Mickey Smith
Another round of changes to the Morrisville downtown is expected to happen this summer, with a few new businesses slated to open soon.
Within the next month, Jonathan Mogor, of Stowe, is planning to close on the former Water 'N Woods building. Graham Mink purchased the building a little over a year ago and has been renovating the one hardware store space that has undergone many changes in recent years. Morristown Zoning Administrator Todd Thomas said with the pending sale Mink is already looking for another property to rehab in the downtown.
Mogor is planning to open a furniture business and art gallery in the building. Rogue Artisans, a business owned by Mogor and Cal Payne, will feature furniture designed by Mogor and built by Payne.
He said Payne works with a lot of local, reclaimed wood to create custom built furniture for their customers.
They plan to use the front window space for a showroom – with manufacturing in the back. To complement the furniture, they want to have a space for local artists to display their work and he expects they will have promotions of the artists on a rotating basis.
For now, he said Green Mountain Sports and the Corner Pocket will remain as tenants.
In a building long known for its flowers, “flour” will soon be one of the key ingredients. Susan Camley and her daughter Julie Rogers are planning to open a neighborhood bakery, Cake & Crumb in the former Peck's Flower Shop location on Congress St. They are shooting for a July 1 opening.
Camley described it as a place where people can stop and have coffee and a muffin or cupcake, along with ordering party and celebration cakes. She said they will also have sugar free and gluten free options.
Two other spots will soon be available as well. The Arthur’s block is expected to be open in early August. There will be a pizzeria in one half of the building, but they are still looking for a tenant for the other half. Work also continues on the former Maynard’s Building and new owner Gary Bourne is looking for a tenant for the ground floor of that as well.