“It’s all about connections. We have farmers coming in one door. Musicians in another door. Diners in another. We connected with about 25 investors to make this happen. Connections are what we do.”
In Bellows Falls, a revitalized village of 3,500 along the Connecticut River, community connections are fueled by artistic endeavors and emerging eateries. There is a new buzz around town, and at Popolo, a restaurant co-founded by Gary Smith, the prominent music industry figure who moved from the Boston area to southern Vermont, the action is just getting started.