Many ingenious entrepreneurs have opened new businesses in Waterbury Vermont in 2016, making this central Vermont town an desirable place to live. Here is an overview of the 10 new businesses in Waterbury Vermont and nearby Waterbury Center.
Bridgeside Home is an extension of Bridgeside Books. Bridgeside Home is located adjacent to Rusty Parker Park, at 80 South Main Street. The shop features vintage, upcycled, and one-of-a-kind small furnishings. Other items include pillows, mirrors, wall hangings, table linens, tableware, candles, soaps, cookbooks, an eclectic collection of cards and stationery, and much more.
Hender’s Bake Shop & Café serves breakfast, lunch, and lots of baked goods. Located at 22 North Main Street, their handmade food is diverse and delicious, fast and convenient. Special orders for cakes, cookies, and just about anything. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Hunger Mountain Children’s Center provides child care for infants, toddlers, and pre-schoolers. Three years after Tropical Storm Irene forced Hunger Mountain Children’s Center out of its home in downtown Waterbury, they are back, at 121 and 123 South Main St.
Studio Zenith is located at 53 North Main Street. It’s a spinoff of a studio in Montpelier, with some of the same instructors. As of December, 2016, classes include Vinyasa Flow, Indoor Cycling, and Zumba.
The Barn: Gym and Fitness Center is a complete gym, with a cardio center, strength-training area, group fitness room, and Spinning studio. Memberships are by the month or year; day passes are available. Classes are small and intimate. Located in the Yellow Barn, 38 State Farm Road, Duxbury/Waterbury.
Mutt Hutt Grooming offers bathing, removal of undercoat, nail trimming, ear cleaning, and haircuts. Located at 3568 Route 100 in Waterbury Center, right near Cold Hollow Cider Mill. Find them on Facebook.
Vermont 100 Store is located in the same complex as Cabot Annex and Green Mountain Chocolate. Their house brand, Vermont 100, is for everyone looking to show their pride or remember their stay. A full line of Vermont 100-branded merchandise (caps, t-shirts, mugs, etc.). So is a wide assortment of made-in-Vermont crafts, toys, gifts, art, games and other Vermont necessities.
Vermont Artisan Coffee is soon to be located in the enormous red barn next to Evergreen Gardens on Route 100. They are moving from their current location in Waterbury. The new location will include a state-of-the art coffee roastery, Coffee Lab International’s School of Coffee, and a brand new coffee bar, with French pastries.
Zen Barn & Restaurant combines eating, drinking, exercise, and events. (You don’t have to do them all.) According to their website, “It’s is a place for everyone to come together and enjoy quality food and drink, celebrate, get to know their neighbors, build community, and be well.”
Living and Working in Waterbury
Waterbury already has many attributes. Here is a quick overview:
- Easy access to Interstate 89 and situated about halfway between Montpelier, the state capitol, and Burlington, Vermont’s largest city
- State offices at the new State Office Complex
- Close to ski areas such as Sugarbush, Mad River Glen, Stowe Mountain Resort, Bolton Valley, and Trapp Family Lodge
- Close to excellent hiking in the Green Mountains, with the Green Mountain Club located just up the road in Waterbury Center
- Great mountain biking trails maintained by the Stowe Mountain Bike Club
- Nearby snowmobiling on VAST trails
- Many excellent restaurants, pubs, and breweries, including the world-famous Alchemist, brewers of Heady Topper
Waterbury is truly a hub where people come for good food, great beer, and to live and work in a mountain community close to outdoor activities. If you’re looking to relocate to Waterbury, Vermont, give me a call and I’ll show you some houses. And if you’re looking to sell your house, I’ll help you get the best price possible.
You might also like an earlier blog, New Streetscape in Waterbury Vermont.