Kibby Equipment in WRJ Purchased!

Kibby Equipment on right. At one of the most heavily trafficked locations in downtown WRJ. Good news for some engaging entrpreneur! (photo sourced from

A New Life for an Iconic Building

One thing you can be sure of: when Mike Davidson of Ledgeworks and Tim Sidore of Execusuite put their heads together and decide to purchase a building, it's going to change our world for the better.

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Their latest project, as I've been advised from their news release yesterday afternoon, is to strike out anew in White River Junction. This time, not quite right in the heart of downtown as with their recent Polka Dot Diner aquisition and renovation, but, instead, just across the street from Hartford's Town Hall with their purchase of the Kibby Equipment Buildings. Whatever it'll be, get ready for another new and exciting business adventure in White River Jucntion.

Kibby Equipment, back in the day. Buckle your seatbelt. Change is coming to WRJ -- again! (photo sourced online from

As Mike once told me, with an entrepreneur's gleam in his eye, the view from the front window is everything. And Kibby has some pretty big front windows. What we'll eventually be viewing into and out of the former Kibby building has me excited. I can't wait to see what these two guys, Tim and Mike, have in store for us. But one thing is sure, White River Junction continues to grow with their help, and this is great news for shopkeepers, restaurateurs, and our local Upper Valley community. It's also great news for those travelers who pass by on the Interstate. They're already flocking to WRJ in droves to check out all the new activity, food, shops, and art galleries.

Here's a quick snippet from the news release:

"Execusuite and Ledgeworks, Inc, area redeveloper Mike Davidson's real estate holding and management companies, respectively, are proud to renovate these classic buildings. With a focus on White River Junction's burgeoning restaurant and arts scene, the Kibby buildings present an array of opportunities. As Davidson recently said, "Our minds are open to possibilities for the Pine Street area and the Kibby Buildings in particular. We are proud to work with the Town of Hartford to connect Main Street to Maple Street, which expands our flourishing downtown community". "

Connecting Main Street to Maple Street. Hmmm...sounds like we're soon going to get a truly adventurous and comfortably walkable downwtown WRJ. Get ready Main Street Museum (a fascinating place to explore thanks to David Fairbanks Ford's creative energy), you're right on the path of fresh and steadily increasing foot traffic!


Dave Celone writes as Poetic Licence for the about all things related to the Upper Valley area of VT & NH and our wonderful lives here.

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