DOVER-FOXCROFT – The former mayo mill is in the final stages of its renovation — as crews are pushing to finish the multi-use space in the next several weeks.
The old mill, which dates back to the 1800s, is getting a major facelift to boost the local economy. The space, which hasn’t been occupied since Moosehead Manufacturing was there, will soon be home to an internet cafe, boutique hotel, restaurant, more than a dozen commercial office spaces, and 22 apartment units.
At this point crews are in the finishing mode and are looking at a June 1st completion date. They have been hard at work restoring the buildings, which hasn’t been as easy as one may expect.
“A lot of the historic things that we have to deal with to make historics. We have to keep a lot of the historic things in place and not disturbed or replaced so that’s been one of the bigger challenges.” Dave Sickles, Project Superintendent
Sickles says all of the apartment units are spoken for, and there is a more than 30-person waiting list. The total cost of the project is roughly 10-million dollars.