Happy Vermont
Happy Vermont
Aug 25, 2022
Main Street in Brattleboro
Play • 30 min

It’s tempting to describe Brattleboro as a mini-Burlington, but the town is very much its own place. Brattleboro’s Main Street is a vibrant place that's home to places like the Latchis Hotel and Theatre, which dates back to 1938, and Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters, a mainstay since the 1930s. A few doors down is the Brattleboro Food Co-op, which has been going strong since 1975.

There’s a big focus on local in Brattleboro—local food, local shops, local art.

Host Erica Houskeeper spent some time on Main Street to talk to people about why they love Brattleboro and what makes Main Street special. 

One of those people is Greg Worden, whose grandfather was raised in Brattleboro but moved away long before Greg was born. Growing up in the midwest, Greg had never met his grandfather or been to Brattleboro. But when a couple of college friends from the University of Missouri asked him to join them on a trip to their hometown of Brattleboro, Greg decided to tag along.

He never left. Fifty years later, he's still calling Brattleboro home. 

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