Buell’s Block at 366 Central Street is a cornerstone historic building in Franklin offering the most visibility for anyone passing through Franklin. It currently houses two businesses and 3 residential units with room for expansion.
The Franklin Studio & NH Made Products is an all-volunteer run coffee shop and NH made products retail store providing a casual social space. It has now expanded to the adjacent storefront since its opening in August 2015.
Outdoor New England(ONE) is a full service outdoor outfitter with adventures, educational/instructional courses, rentals & a retail store specializing in rafting, kayaking bicycle sales and guided tours.
Handle Bar & Grille (Future) Along the back side of Buell’s Block, we have identified a perfect space for an outdoor themed restaurant that would embody the recreational activities available in Franklin-kayaking and biking. Renovations that would be made to this space which will allow access to both the parks located adjacent to the building providing an outdoor eating area.
Outdoor Expansion & Park Redevelopment - There are two parks located adjacent to Buell’s Block- Scott Marceau Park to the left and Towle Park to the right. These green spaces provide an outdoor space for people to socialize in the heart of downtown. Over the past year, local artist Joe Kildune installed a pop-up sculpture park with art made from recycled car parts on Marceau Park. NH-CDFA tax credits will now enable us to add an addition to Buell’s Block and redevelop Marceau Park. Our vision for town square redevelopment include a farmers porch alongside the building to provide outdoor seating area for a restaurant, a pedestrian friendly walkway through the park to connect downtown to city’s primary parking lot and year round tree decoration.