Papers Signed For Barnard General Store

June 22, 2012

in Barnard,News


Left to right are Tom Platner, member of Barnard Community Trust, Paul Bruhn, Executive Director of the Preservation Trust of Vermont, Rick Carbin, Trust member, William Twigg-Smith, owner of the store, John Snyder of Snyder Bassette Real Estate and Tom Wright.
Gwen Stanley Photo
This morning a group of six met inside the shuttered Barnard General Store to sign papers giving the non-profit Barnard Community Trust an option to purchase the store by the end of the year.
Along with store owner William Twigg-Smith and Paul Bruhn, Executive Director of the Preservation Trust of Vermont, the group agreed on a six-month option to purchase for $20,000, in a deal brokered by John Snyder of Snyder Bassette Real Estate Group. The agreed sale price is $500,000, and Trust member Tom Wright said that the goal is to raise $650,000. In the coming six months, the community may operate the store however they like.
Bruhn said, “The community can be assured that this will be a general store for a very long time.”
Trust member Tom Platner thanked owner Bill Twigg-Smith for keeping the store afloat for so long.
A community clean-up will take place at the store tomorrow at 10 a.m.

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dann rashbaum June 26, 2012 at 3:38 pm

hooray, thank god,yeah needed to get done im am very happy

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