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Bristol downtown http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/777/all en Bristol hears road safety proposals http://addisonindependent.com/201212bristol-hears-road-safety-proposals <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-14538" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201212bristol-hears-road-safety-proposals"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/bristolintersection1623.thumbnail.jpg" alt="bristolintersection1623.jpg" title="bristolintersection1623.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> THE BRISTOL SELECTBOARD will consider two proposals to make the main downtown intersection safer for pedestrians. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; The intersection in front of Holley Hall in downtown Bristol will likely get a bit of a makeover to fix what the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) says are safety issues.</p> <p> The Bristol selectboard heard two alternative designs for the intersection presented by VTrans and Stantec Consulting at the board&rsquo;s Monday, Dec. 3, meeting.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14541">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201212bristol-hears-road-safety-proposals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Bristol downtown Bristol selectboard Featured VTrans Mon, 10 Dec 2012 19:42:14 +0000 Addison Independent 14541 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol bookstore expands offerings http://addisonindependent.com/201211bristol-bookstore-expands-offerings <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-14119" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201211bristol-bookstore-expands-offerings"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/bookstore6395.thumbnail.jpg" alt="bookstore6395.jpg" title="bookstore6395.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MELISSA HERNANDEZ NOW sells musical instruments in addition to used books at her store in downtown Bristol. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; &ldquo;Have you ever played an instrument?&rdquo; said Melissa Hernandez, proprietor of downtown Bristol&rsquo;s secondhand bookstore, Recycled Reading of Vermont. &ldquo;I tell everyone, you can play a song in 30 seconds.&rdquo;</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14118">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201211bristol-bookstore-expands-offerings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Bristol downtown business Featured Mon, 12 Nov 2012 15:46:49 +0000 14118 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol downtown returning to health http://addisonindependent.com/201210bristol-downtown-returning-health <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-13877" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201210bristol-downtown-returning-health"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/babycakes4143.thumbnail.jpg" alt="babycakes4143.jpg" title="babycakes4143.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DANIELLE SMITH AND her 15-month-old daughter, Karlie, stand in Smith’s new downtown Bristol store, Little Babycakes, which specializes in baby clothes. Independent photo/Trent Campbell. </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; Just a few years after a recession-induced slump prompted the closure of several Main Street businesses, downtown Bristol is making a comeback.</p> <p> This summer marked the opening of Lulu&rsquo;s ice cream shop by the owners of Mary&rsquo;s Restaurant, Danielle Smith&rsquo;s Little Babycakes baby clothing store, and Rory Jackson&rsquo;s painting studio and gallery space.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13878">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201210bristol-downtown-returning-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol bristol Bristol downtown Featured Mon, 29 Oct 2012 15:54:15 +0000 13878 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol's downtown designation renewed http://addisonindependent.com/201107bristols-downtown-designation-renewed <p> BRISTOL &mdash; Downtown Bristol has been a state Designated Downtown district since 2006. Every five years, the Bristol Downtown Community Partnership is required to apply for a renewal of the town&rsquo;s designation.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> On Monday, before the Bristol selectboard&rsquo;s meeting, Bristol Town Administrator Bill Bryant and Carol Wells, director of the Bristol Downtown Community Partnership (BDCP) and a selectboard member, made the trek to Montpelier to defend Bristol&rsquo;s downtown title for the first time.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/8680">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201107bristols-downtown-designation-renewed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Bristol downtown Thu, 28 Jul 2011 16:00:23 +0000 Andrew Stein 8680 at http://addisonindependent.com