I-89 visitor center
to offer Vt. goods
RANDOLPH — A new public-private visitor center in the works for Interstate 89 would showcase Vermont-made products.
Gov. Peter Shumlin and others have signed off on construction of the center, which would serve both north- and south-bound travelers in Randolph.
The center is part of developer Sam Sammis’ 172-acre plan for the site off Exit 4 that includes residential units, manufacturing space, a hotel and a fitness center. Under a 30-year agreement, Sammis will pay for construction and operation of the center.
The site would be open year-round and would offer rest rooms, complimentary coffee, Vermont tourism information, and Vermont-made products from across the state, which it also will showcase.MORE IN National / World BusinessWASHINGTON — Amid action in Congress to intensify the fight against Islamic State militants,... Full StoryCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil. Full StoryWASHINGTON — Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse... Full Story
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