Atkins North, open for business in North Amherst
As promised over a year ago, Atkins North -- a smaller version of the iconic South Amherst flagship -- will officially open its brand new doors today after total transformation of a 4,000+ square foot cow barn into a shiny new, long needed, food business.
Inside is even brighter and shinier than you would expect
The operation will complement the 12,000 square foot Trolley Barn just down the street and provide further incentive for North Amherst residents to shop closer to home. Cowls Road will be repaved this fall and a sidewalk installed from Montague Road directly to Atkins North.
A nod to the past
North Amherst is fast returning to its former glory days when it was known as the "dirty hands district" because of a plethora of mills, factories, farms and loggers.
W.D. Cowls, Inc, the largest private landowner in the state, has now successfully recycled their l-o-n-g history in that area into a shiny new "clean hands district," aka The Mill District.
North Amherst Village Center: Sunderland and Montague Road branch off after intersection of Pine/Meadow/North Pleasant