Community Spotlight: Hardwick
Located in the northern portion of the state, and giving way to the meandering Lamoille River, Hardwick is a diverse, rural community. Historically, Hardwick was known best for processing and exporting granite brought in from Woodbury. Today, the community is thriving once again, and encouraged residents are investing in the town’s future.
Hardwick has undergone a major transformation after two significant fires struck the downtown district over the last five years. The fires left several buildings in need of reconstruction, and a once thriving downtown looking abandoned. Today, Hardwick is coming alive again, with the revitalization of the Bemis Block and other buildings, bringing in new apartments and commercial space that is filling up fast with some eclectic businesses including, the Clip Joint, a salon. A couple of doors down you’ll find Old Friends, a store that specializes in vintage items. Hardwick’s downtown also has the Galaxy Bookshop, a craft shop, and the Buffalo Mountain Co-op.