Voters Approve Sale of Main Street School
The not-for-profit Hope & Main will take ownership of the building.
The former Main Street School will soon belong to Hope & Main after voters approved the sale in a landslide Monday.
When polls closed on the Town Meeting vote at 9 p.m. Monday, it was clear voters gave the project overwhelming support, approving it 413-37.
Hope & Main is a not-for-profit venture that provides space where local chefs, food producers and nutrition professionals will be able to lease commercial kitchen space. A planned town market will provide ready access to locally produced food products, as well as provide a venue for local producers to introduce and showcase their products.
Hope & Main aims to serve the needs of food service professionals from caterers and specialty food producers to farmers and fishermen. In addition to the market and four large commercial kitchens and a rentable demonstration kitchen, plans include cold and dry storage, a rentable community space for events and seminars, and a business center to provide members with marketing and sales support. Find out more about Hope & Main here.
The town-wide vote, which was originally scheduled for last Monday but was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy, began at 9 a.m. and ran through 9 p.m. Monday.
The Hope & Main vote was just a warmup to Tuesday's general election. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Prepare your vote before you enter the polls by viewing all three ballots in Warren here.