On Buildings….
The Jost Electronics building at 124 Portland Street is going on the market for $175k. This Portland Street building has fantastic visibility coming into the Village off Bridge Street. And as you know, Bridge Street is the main new gateway into the Village off the truck route. It is a big lot with multiple access points and a lot of development potential (think more than a dozen dwelling units). There is already a residential apartment or two in the building.

Painting and de-leading work started on the Green Dragon Building on the corner of Portland and Main Street. Windows were seen being removed and scraped. We look forward to a ‘like new’ 8 Portland Street by the end of spring.

If this spring weather holds, a new weather shelter will be built alongside the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail in the next 30 days. This super cool looking red-roofed shelter will be located behind Lost Nation brewing and used by the Morrisville Bike-Ped committee as another pick-up and drop-off location for its wildly successful “free bike-share” program. The shelter and this year’s crop of loaner bikes should be seen on the rail-trail soon!

On Business:
El Toro has signed a lease for the former Bee’s Knee’s space and an opening date of April 4th is planned to bring Mexican food to Lower Main Street. No word of what will become of the current El Toro space on Pleasant Street just yet. The fabulous new version of El Toro will likely have a full liquor license just in time for margaritas ready on Cinco de Mayo!

MoCo started interviewing for a general manager this week. They are getting ready to open their doors this summer.

On Town Meeting:
Morristown Town Meeting enjoyed one of the best turnouts in recent years with an estimated attendance of near 260 people. Thanks to all those who came out, kept the tradition alive, and took part in some fantastic civil discourse and participatory democracy. Congratulations to Mary Ann Wilson who wraps up an amazing 25 years as Town Clerk and Treasurer and welcome to Sara Haskins who was overwhelmingly voted into the position. And a big shout out to those who played along in our “7 words for Town Meeting” on Front Porch Forum. What a great community we live in!

And Just for Funsies:
On Governor Scott: The Free Press has been calling the Town Offices this week looking for the denial of Phil Scott’s motorcycle shop application (which supposedly happened sometime in the 1980s). The rest of the State can thank (or blame) Morrisville for not allowing Gov. Scott to get sidetracked in a motorcycle business. He obviously had a higher calling.