The large front porch faces Route 219, leaving many passersby wondering what the purpose of the building is.

According to a recent news release, it will function as a place to “sell local produce, meats, and dairy products, as well as serve breakfasts and lunches in a comfortable community setting.”

The co-op marketplace pushes Montwell Commons closer to their ultimate goal of “creating a beautiful, functional space and healthy environment where all generations are nourished by caring connections, mutual partnerships and a culture of learning and creativity,” according to their website.

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