Vermont Remains a Hippie Epicenter

Susan Green  

Click here to read, “Vermont Remains a Hippie Epicenter” via Burlington Free Press.

Not Your Typical Developer: Main Street Landing Strives for Sustainability

Paul S. Rowe  

Privately-owned developer Main Street Landing in Burlington, Vermont strives to stay environmentally conscious while developing property.

“We care about the effects our development has on the environment, its inhabitants, and those working in construction to create the development,” says Chief Executive Officer Melina Moulton. “We follow specific guidelines to minimize the negative effects of our work in these areas.”

Striving to promote ecological integrity, economic security, empowerment, responsibility, and social well-being has …

The Impact of Main Street Landing

Helen Whyte  

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Bricks and Ardor

Melinda Moulton  

Vermont Life Magazine
Spring 2014
Melinda Moulton brings her holistic views to waterfront

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Concrete Progress: Economic Restoration

Peter Brewitt  

Orion Magazine’s two-year Reimagining Infrastructure project takes a look at the story of Main Street Landing.

“Other people had looked at it as well—there had been more than a dozen attempts to do something with that land—but the two “old hippies” had their own ideas. …

Pioneers in the green building movement

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Thirty years ago, the word sustainability did not even exist when Lisa Steele and I began our work re-developing property on the Burlington Waterfront.  There was never even a mention about the environment.  Developers told us that the windows in our buildings can’t open because of the HVAC system.  We told them we would develop buildings with operable windows because we had to follow our hearts and create buildings that “made sense”.

Burlington Free Press on 3Squares Challenge with Melinda

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The Burlington Free Press recently ran an article about the 3Squares Challenge, a program that encourages otherwise well-off individuals to feed themselves on only $36 each week – the maximum granted by the 3Squares VT program (formerly Food Stamps).

“I don’t know how people do it,” Moulton said midway through her weeklong effort to live on the same budget recipients of 3SquaresVT receive. “I am hungry a lot.”

Moulton of Huntington was among some 200 Vermonters who took the 3Squares Challenge the week before Thanksgiving. Participants agreed to live for a week on an average food stamp budget that boils down …

2013 Marianne Metropoulos Humanitarian Award Alison Forrest

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Classic film series returns this month at Main Street Landing in Burlington

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Classic film series returns this month at Main Street Landing. Check out the schedule here.

First Words

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Ignite Burlington 2012

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Melinda’s Q/A with the Burlington Free Press

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Recently, Melinda had a chance to sit down with Dan D’Ambrosio of the Burlington Free Press for an interviewabout her successes in Burlington and as CEO of Main Street Landing. When asked, “Why Vermont?” Melinda had this to say:

I have been in Vermont for 40 years. I’ve been here since I was 22 years old. I am in Vermont because I love the people, I love the natural environment, I love the independence and the entrepreneurial spirit of Vermonters, and I love the forward-thinking politics of Vermont. I feel at peace. I feel very peaceful in Vermont. I …

Main Street Landing: “Thirty years and counting”

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 Main Street Landing has been in business since 1982. We are entering our 30th year of being on Burlington’s Waterfront creating positive change. Thirty years ago the Burlington Waterfront was a place that most parents told their children to stay away from. It was full of rail tracks, barbed wire fencing, a scrap metal yard, grainery with a handsome rat population, empty brick buildings, and overgrown weeds and shrubs. Just imagine living in Burlington during that time and never going to the waterfront because it just wasn’t a place where people were supposed to go. The Union Station was then owned by The Green Mountain Power Company, and the Haigh Mill and McKenzie Buildings were abandoned. The Pease Grainery and McNeil Power Plant were still in operation, but soon to be closed down. The tall brick chimney at the Haigh Mill reached lonely into the sky as did the Pease Grain Tower. Both structures were considered historic although in disrepair. It took years before the City of Burlington would allow Main Street Landing to have them removed. They were icons of a time long ago when the Burlington Waterfront hosted Presidents and yachtsmen, children on sleds, and ladies in big hats arriving from New York by train or steamship.

Rail service, if it really does come, will transform the economy of Burlington, and Vermont

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Sitting in my office on the third floor of Union Station, looking out over the waterfront and the empty train tracks running in front of the building, I can’t help but remember when 200 people sang “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” as the Champlain Flyer chugged into Burlington. I often reminisce about Twentieth Century Fox filming “Me Myself and Irene” with Jim Carrey and Renee Zellweger in Union Station, and my tears of joy as Amtrak pulled into the station and sat there for three days as the back drop to Carrey’s hysterical antics.

Let’s face it, Burlington deserves passenger train service. Wouldn’t we all benefit from being able to leave our cars at home and travel in the comfort and freedom of rail? I believe most people love trains and will ride them. So why is it that I’m still waiting for the train?

Look at the rich history of rail in Burlington. It was in 1850 that the Rutland Railroad established a straight rail route north to Burlington, known as the Western Corridor — this was 160 years ago. Burlington grew up and around rail, and it was rail that helped define …

Melinda Moulton: Innovation comes from new ways of thinking

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Burlington Free Press

Innovation to me means developing and implementing new ideas, policies and procedures that change our way of thinking, our products, our communities and our world. Focusing your vision toward a goal that strongly references your values and ethics can create a truly inspirational and innovative business.

Main Street Landing for the past 30 years has focused the redevelopment of Burlington’s waterfront on ecology and social justice. Our commitment to localism and community, public transit, economic empowerment, the arts, green development, healthy and energy efficient buildings, and public access grew out of our deep and profound connection to the earth and the human condition. Companies that landed here decades ago were founded by a generation steeped in environmentalism and social justice, and they are rocking our economic world. Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield created an empire with an idea that ice cream should be made with pure local products, housed in bright Holstein packaging, with funny and cool (no pun intended) names and recipes that touch the child within us.

Jeffrey Hollander and Alan Newman, co-founders of Seventh Generation, decided in 1988 that cleaning products should be made of ingredients that won’t harm the environment, and that everyone should honor the American Native belief that we should protect the environment for the next seven generations.

Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, founded by Beth Sachs and Blair Hamilton in 1986, is dedicated to reducing the economic, social and environmental costs of energy consumption through cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable technologies.

American Heart Association 2011 Go Red for Women Luncheon

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Melinda Moulton, CEO Main Street Landing, co-chair

Economic Footprint of the Arts in Vermont Study and Press

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Main Street Landing commissioned Doug Hoffer to provide a study that looks at the

Economic Footprint of the Arts in Vermont.  Download and Read the PDF


On November 17, 2010, Main Street Landing was featured in the Burlington Free Press for the study on the economic impact of the arts on Vermont.  

The Vermonter gets healthy boost, but Burlington rail overlooked

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ESSEX JUNCTION — Melinda Moulton has been waiting more than a dozen years for Amtrak to pull into Burlington’s Union Station.

A day after residents learned The Vermonter line won a $50.5 million grant — helping slice 80 minutes off a trip from St. Albans to New York City and Washington, D.C. — rail advocates and state officials considered how best to rebound from the rejection a $71.5 million grant application to connect Burlington to the Ethan Allen Express and New York’s Penn Station.

Moulton, CEO and redeveloper of Main Street Landing, renovated the Burlington train station in 1997. She is pleased that stimulus money will support high-speed rail in Vermont, but bemoaned Burlington’s rejection.

“The state’s largest city needs to have rail service,” Moulton said.

Gov. Jim Douglas said efforts continue to search for money to build the “western corridor,” which would bring trains to Burlington. “That was our first choice,” Douglas said. “We’re still looking for ways to make that happen.”

Options include shuffling other federal stimulus money or going back and asking Congress for additional support, he said.

Moulton has another suggestion: “I built the station, and I waited and waited for the train,” she said. “Let’s get Amtrak to Burlington. This is a no-brainer. We have an earmark that is sitting there for this. Let’s spend it. Let’s get it done,” she said, referring to more than $20 million secured by former Sen. Jim Jeffords.

Burlington was connected to the rail network in 1850 but hasn’t been served by passenger trains since 1953, according to Vermont Rail Action Network. The grants leaked Wednesday night were part of the $8 billion in stimulus money dedicated to improving the U.S. rail network. The Northeast won $485 million in grants, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. John Zicconi, a spokesman for the Vermont Transportation Agency, said the improvements to The Vermonter will create 411 jobs, 363 of which are in construction.

Tightening security restrictions, which have made air travel more time-consuming and arduous, and fuel prices, which are about $1 a gallon higher than a year ago, have combined to make train travel more appealing.

Soon-Ja Park, 74, who caught The Vermonter in Essex Junction on Thursday morning bound for New York City, usually flies JetBlue but finds the train “very relaxing,” particularly because train travelers don’t have to endure security and baggage checks.

Moulton said she continues to hope downtown Burlington will have train service by the end of 2011. “I don’t want to …

Art on the Waterfront

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Since the early 1980’s, Melinda Moulton and Lisa Steele have pioneered environmental and socially responsible redevelopment. Their company, Main Street Landing, has been incrementally developing Burlington’s Waterfront, an endeavor that encompasses four buildings in one of the most important locales in the city.

What many people may not know is that Main Street Landing is home to one of the largest collections of art by Chittenden County artists and a hub of visual art activity. Union Station is home to the Art’s Alive Gallery, Katharine Montstream Studio, Green Mountain Photography, and Sue Miller’s Studio. The Wing Building hosts Artpath Gallery. Skinny Pancake in the Lake & College complex has rotating art exhibits. Scattered throughout the buildings is a remarkable collection of art, including some significant pieces of public art. In front of Union Station at One Main Street is Christopher Curtis’s sculpture, Venus. Lars-Erik Fisk’s Train Ball sits in the lower level and on the roof are Steve Larrabee’s Winged Monkeys. On the second floor of Union Station is a permanent exhibition of Peter Miller’s “Vermont Farm Women” photographs. In the lobby of the CornerStone Building at Three Main Street is Jack Chase’s sculpture, Mobile, and as you walk in, visitors are greeted by a large work-on-paper. A mural by Ron Hernandez is on the wall of the Lake Lobby of the Lake and College Building at the corner of Lake and College Streets. Throughout all of the buildings, art collected over the years dots the walls.

This cacophony of art is a far cry from how Moulton and Steele first found Union Station, their first building. “It was haunting to walk in here and walk into these empty cubicles and see the old dieffenbachia that had been there for two to three months while the building was going on the auction block, just lying on its side. It was all withered and dying and dead and then the phone lines coming out and the peeling paint and the chips and holes. And the green paint. I will never forget the green, institutional paint,” said …

Melinda Moulton “As One We can Make the Earth a Healthier Place to Live”

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Burlington Free Press Article – December 27th, 2009
By Melinda Moulton
‘Working as one, we can make this place we call ‘home’ a more healthy and productive environment’


Most of us realize we have the power to make the Earth a healthier place to live. And if given the choice, we would prefer to live healthier lives and create healthier lives for our family and friends. It’s basically inherent, I believe, in human nature to want to be healthy.

Unfortunately, we live in a world where so many things around us are not healthy. 2010 promises to be the year most people around the world will be thinking about what kind of life they and their children and grandchildren will be living in the next 25 years. With global warming affecting and altering our climate, we can expect to see a lot changes. The human race is scared.

Just the other day my home town of Huntington experienced 87-mph winds, which was a historic record. With climate change we are going to experience more severe weather. This is not an arguable point any longer.

So what do I plan to do in 2010 to contribute to a healthier planet? This fall we re-insulated our ceilings, which were 40 years old. It only cost a few hundred dollars, but the difference is amazing, and the upstairs of the house is so much warmer. For so little, we got so much in return.

We plan to replace our old wood and gas furnace with a new system in the spring in order …

Main Street Landing in Champlain Business Journal

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Redevelopment with a social conscience
Burlington waterfront project highlights environmentally responsible building practices
Published November 9, 2009


Main Street Landing is a focal point on the Burlington waterfront. And, Melinda Moulton is proud of the accolades it has garnered over the past several years.

A greater sense of pride, however, comes from the project’s wide community acceptance and approval, said Moulton, chief executive officer and redeveloper of the project.

“We had to work hard for the past 25 years to earn the trust and respect from the community to do what we did,” said Moulton, who referred to the numerous awards given to Main Street Landing as “the cherry on a hot fudge sundae.”

The waterfront is beautiful today, but it hasn’t always been that way. In the early 1920s, Moulton said, with the advent of the automobile, people turned their backs on the waterfront, which had previously been the main source of transportation and cargo shipment.

“It became a wasteland, really,” said Moulton. The area at that time was crisscrossed with railways and partitioned off with chain link fencing. It also was rife with rats.

That scenario is hard to imagine when looking at the beautiful location. Over the past 20 years, Main Street Landing has created approximately 250,000 square feet of built environment in a green and socially responsible way.

“We were the first people to really create something down here,” Moulton said. “We brought our vision to this landscape.”

That the space was redeveloped in a green, sustainable way is something as commonsense to Moulton as adding butter to bread. It would be hard, if not impossible, for her to imagine completing the project any other way. Lisa Steele, also a redeveloper, has been partnering with Moulton on projects since the early 1980s.

“Both Lisa and I are products of the 60’s, and the 60’s movement was a lot about social justice . . . we were peace activists, social activists,” said Moulton. “When we got into doing the work that we are doing, our values and our morals were very much predicated by social justice and environmental justice.”

Moulton said both she and Steele came to Vermont …

Main Street Landing Presents Hansel & Gretel at the Black Box

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Fri, Dec 18th – Sun, Dec 20th
National Marionette Theater’s Hansel and Gretel
National Marionette Theater’s Hansel and Gretel
Friday – December 18th @ 7 p.m.
Saturday – December 19th @ 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Sunday – December 20th @ 2 p.m.

Tickets available at

Tickets $10.00 for adults and $5.00 children
Company: Main Street Landing Presents
Contact: Melinda Moulton
Phone: 802-864-7999

Thirty Year Vision for Burlington – Melinda Moulton Burlington Free Press Article

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by Melinda Moulton

I have been asked to reflect on what, I believe, Burlington should be a generation from now. Over the years this question has been addressed several times through the public process. That said, the visions, hopes and dreams change from one generation to another, and I applaud the city for once again posing the question to its citizenry.

Certainly in my time helping redevelop the waterfront from 1983 to present day, I have participated in some remarkable visioning studies. Most notably is the 2000 Burlington Legacy Project. It was this report that identified what the citizens wanted Burlington to look like in 30 years. You can read the plan at

I believe Burlington has much of what makes a city livable, fun, intimate and vibrant.

Let’s face it, the Queen City is one of the most talked about, revered and imitated great small cities in the country.

Burlington is fortunate to have:

  • Committed and devoted activists, citizens, municipal employees and business people who truly care about their city and aren’t shy about sharing their opinions.
  • Small and comfortably-scaled beautiful buildings.
  • Green spaces, trees, flower gardens, places for people to sit and ponder, and beautiful natural vistas.
  • A healthy local economy and unique and special local businesses.
  • The Intervale — an agricultural model of sustainability.
  • Church Street Marketplace: our award-winning outdoor pedestrian mall.
  • College Street Shuttle and CCTA: our public bus system supporting human movement.
  • First-class educational institutions and hospital.
  • International airport.
  • Vibrant and eclectic visual and performing arts community.
  • Our waterfront and Lake Champlain.
  • A growing diverse population.

My list could go on and on because Burlington has the “best of the best” and has been eulogized time and time again. So what do I think …

Main Street Landing in the Burlington Free Press

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It appears there is one Main Street we don’t have to worry about.

Melinda Moulton and Lisa Steele, sustainable redevelopers of the Main Street Landing property on the Burlington Waterfront, found the space in their hearts — and their pockets — to do some good.

Main Street Landing has been involved in environmental and socially-conscious redevelopment since the early 1980s. They have completed over 250,000 square feet of new and renovated space, which includes the Union Station, CornerStone, Wing and Lake & College Buildings.

This past year Main Street Landing waived all of its tenants’ rent and triple net increases for the year in order to help them weather the economic storm. The owners also assisted some of their tenants in downsizing their spaces to help reduce their expenses.

“We wanted to show our …

History of Lake Champlain Programs and Speakers July 5-12

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The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Exciting Exploration of the Fascinating History of Lake Champlain.

Enjoy exciting programs and speakers during the week of July 5-12 in Main Street Landing’s Film House at 60 Lake Street on Burlington’s Waterfront.

Check out this PDF for details.

Main Street Landing Joins the VT Sustainable Exchange

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Main Street Landing chooses Vermont Sustainable Exchange

Main Street Landing has joined Vermont Sustainable Exchange, an online business to business marketplace that allows Vermont businesses to measure, grow, and coordinate their trade with fellow Vermont businesses. Main Street Landing will offer rental space at the Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center to a growing group of community-minded businesses and non-profits who are strengthening the local economy.

Main Street Landing Has Carbon Assessment by Spring Hill Solutions

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To learn more about Main Street Landing’s Carbon Assessment please click on (or copy and paste in your browser).

Melinda Moulton Wins 2008 Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility Terry Ehrich Award

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Melinda Moulton, CEO/Redeveloper of Main Street Landing received the prestigious Terry Ehrich Award for 2008 from Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR). The Terry Ehrich Award is given annually to an individual demonstrating the characteristics for which Terry was so well known – socially responsible business principles in action in the workplace, political, natural and social justice environments.

Endangered Species Mural at Lake and College

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Check out the new Ron Hernandez Endangered Species Mural at the Lake and College Building. Right outside Skinny Pancake in the Hallway!!

Main Street Landing in Vermont Woman’s April 2008 Issue

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To Read Article on Green Business in Vermont highlighting Main Street Landing
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Main Street Landing Profile: What have we been up to for the past 25 years!!

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Main Street Landing has been redeveloping Burlington’s Waterfront since 1983. Melinda Moulton and Lisa Steele have endeavored to listen to the people regarding what was needed and desired on the Waterfront. They have created 230,000 square feet of built environment that houses residents, businesses, restaurants, artists, a daycare center, and non-profits. Their motto is “we create healthy places for people to work and play”. From the very beginning, Melinda & Lisa have instilled strong environmental and socially responsible principles in their work. They have been pioneers in the green building movement. Their buildings are beautiful, healthy, and energy-efficient. “Sustainability isn’t just about the environment”, says Melinda Moulton, CEO/Redeveloper of Main Street Landing, “it is the act of creating an environment …


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According to Forbe’s Magazine – Vermont is America’s #1 Greenest State

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No.1 in Top 10 Cities to Have it All
Arts and Entertainment TV, November 1999
No.1 and Graded A Overall on AOL for Kidfriendly Cities
AOL, September 2001
Safest State in the Nation (Vermont)
Morgan Quitno Press, June 1996
Vermont is Nation’s Healthiest State
Morgan Quitno Press, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005
No.3 Healthiest State
United Health Foundation, Nov. 2004 (see full report titled “America’s Health: State Health Rankings” at
No.3 Best State for Healthy Kids
Child Magazine, 2005
No.1 Place for Families that Love Outdoor Sports
Outdoor Explorer Magazine, June 1999
No.1 on List of Seven “Dream Towns”
Outside Magazine, June 1995
No.4 on UTNE Reader’s List of Most Enlightened Towns
Utne Reader, May 1997
No.6 Best Family-Friendly Place in the Nation
Reader’s Digest, April …

“The Most Beautiful Sunset in the World” Stated by Ernest Hemingway about the Burlington Waterfront Daily/weekly/monthly spaces to rent!!

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Main Street Landing (not your typical developers) has wonderful space you can rent on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Waterfront Theatre in the Lake and College Project – Sixty Lake Street – Burlington, Vermont – on beautiful Lake Champlain includes a 135 seat Black Box Theatre with Green Room, lighting, dressing/make-up rooms, and stadium seating. Available NOW 220 Seat state-of-the-art Film House will be ready to rent. Also, our Lake Lobby, Board Room, Atrium, and Great Room are available for daily rentals. Prices can be found on our Application for Use of Space found below –
just click

and the application for use of space and license will appear.

These …


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Main Street Landing has been recognized by Governor Jim Douglas with the 2005 Award for Environmental Excellence and Pollution Prevention. Main Street Landing is being recognized for their efforts to protect and enhance the quality of Vermont’s environment, efforts to find innovative approaches to …


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Check out these web sites for Green Products when you are doing new construction or rennovating:

Keep it Clean – Build Green!!

Lars Fisk Train Sculpture @ Union Station

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Vermont Sculptor, Lars Fisk has created a “Train Ball”. This sculpture now resides in the Union Station at the Foot of Main Street in Main Street Landing’s permanent art collection. Please visit it, sit in it, experience it. It’s an amazing piece of work, and we salute Lars Fisk.

Melinda Moulton Elected to the Orton Family Foundation Board of Trustees

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The Orton Family Foundation The Orton Family Foundation Home Page.


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Fantasy is real.
Check out this PHOTO……

The first winged monkey appeared in Burlington in 1976, sculpted
into the roof line of an historic old building on the corner of Bank
and St. Paul Streets. Although the building has fallen into disrepair,
if you go there today, you can see that the chimney remains the shape
of his castle. The sculpture was commissioned for a store called
Emerald City of Oz. Emerald City was a waterbed store and a politically
motivated gift boutique. This first creature was positioned so that he
begged discovery, crouched, ever vigilant, always on guard, and softly
bathed in green light.
An icon was born.
His mate emerged from the primordial soup behind a slate turret on
the south side of the same building. …

Order Winged Monkey Products

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You can now order Winged Monkey products

just click here


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This is an exciting opportunity unlike most in the food service industry: be part of a venture from the start, participate in its growth, gain valuable experience about start-ups, share and be heard on your insight as to how we can improve our product, service, atmosphere, performance!

The Skinny Pancake (best known for our crepe cart on Church Street) is opening a storefront on the Burlington Waterfront in one month!!! We are looking to hire good-natured individuals with experience as baristas, waitstaff, cooking, bartending. An interest/passion for the arts and sustainability is a plus. We have positions available at our brand-new storefront, our cart on Church Street and at festivals and special events and will be conducting interviews over the course of the next two weeks. The cart needs staff ASAP and the storefront opens Memorial Day weekend. Our festival & special events tour begins in mid-June.

UVM Voices of Vermont Lecture Series: Melinda Moulton Guest Speaker

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Click here to learn about Melinda Moulton’s Lecture on November 16th, 2005

University of Vermont’s Voices of Vermont Lecture Series

Check out the photos of the luncheon at …

UVM Voices of Vermont Lecture Series: Melinda Moulton Guest Speaker

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Click here to learn about Melinda Moulton’s Lecture on November 16th, 2005

University of Vermont’s Voices of Vermont Lecture Series

Check out the photos of the luncheon at …

Main Street Landing Wins 2002 U. S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star Award

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Main Street Landing Company has won the 2002 Energy Star for Small Business Award. This award is issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

The award program recognizes firms which have exemplified the EPA’s Energy Star goals of common-sense, profitable efficiency improvements …

Melinda Moulton ”Stompin With The Stars” Dancing the Tango for the 2007 Vermont Arts Council Event

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Melinda Moulton and Gerd Hirschmann Win The Vermont Arts Council
”Stompin With the Stars Competition”

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For a short video of a segment of their Tango – click on

A Night of Star-Studded Entertainment to Benefit the Vermont Arts Council

On Saturday, November 17, 2007 at 7:30pm the Grand Maple Ballroom in UVM’s new Davis Center will come to life with “Stompin’ With the Stars,” the Green Mountain State’s version of the popular television dance competition.

Vermont “celebrities” from the arts, sports, corporate and political realms will be paired with some the state’s best dancers in a glitz and glamour competition to benefit the programs and services of the Vermont Arts Council.

Click the button at left to purchase tickets online using our secure server. If you can’t attend, but would like to make a donation to support the Council’s programs and services, click the button at right.


Ed Koren
(Illustrator &
will dance the
Taryn Noelle
dance instructor
doing the
with Ed
Warren Kimble
(Folk artist)
will be
tap dancing
Karen Amirault
dance instructor
tap dancing
with Warren



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Seventh Generation finds new home
Leslie Wright
The Burlington Free Press

Burlington company to move into waterfront office

By Leslie Wright

Eco-friendly household-products maker Seventh Generation Inc. plans to move to a new development on Burlington’s waterfront early next year.

The Burlington company has signed a seven-year lease with an option for two five-year extensions for a 30,000-square-foot office at the Lake and College Redevelopment Project, said Melinda Moulton, head of Main Street Landing Co., on Monday.

Seventh Generation will be moving a few blocks away from its current operations, which are scattered among three offices in the Maple and Battery street area, said Jeffrey Hollender, the company’s chief executive officer and president.

About 50 employees will move to three floors of the Lake and College building, accounting for 60 percent of the office space available in the 110,000-square-foot project at the corner of Lake and College streets.

The $13.5 million brick building features several facades and a varied roof line that evokes the look of a European village. Construction started in 2003, with the grand opening set for July 3. The building includes a performing arts theater, two-screen cinema, offices and space for …