Since 2015 we have made a significant investment in the Market and Main project in Bedford. To date, our investment includes the completion of Phase I, as well as off-site infrastructure improvements to South River Road. We believe that this mixed-use development concept at the gateway to this great town is the right project in the right place. We are confident in that belief today, even though we are living in these uncertain and unprecedented times.
Today, as all of us deal with the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis and the economic impact it has brought, we want you to know that we remain committed to being a part of Bedford’s economic and community vitality for years to come. Our commitment to Market and Main has not wavered and we intend to move forward…. together.
Right now, while our Phase I partners Carrabba’s Italian Grill and The Friendly Toast business has been interrupted (Carrabba’s is offering to-go ordering), Trader Joe’s remains open to continue keeping grocery and household supplies available to you each and every day. Together, the Market and Main team is working with Bedford and the surrounding communities to get through these difficult times. But our commitment will not stop there.
Moving forward, Market and Main’s Phase II development will stimulate new economic opportunities for Bedford by generating new jobs and by creating exciting retail, dining, and entertainment experiences. We want to be part of a sustained economic rebuilding process for the town and our surrounding communities.
That means bringing new construction jobs at a time when that industry will need them most, new permanent jobs, and significant new annual tax revenue for the town of Bedford.
We remain confident that, as we get through today’s challenges together, Market and Main will be a place all Bedford residents can celebrate and be proud of…. a destination that reinforces Bedford’s place as a premier, quality of life community.
These are uncertain times and we know the most important priority for everyone is to be certain that our families are healthy and safe. We also know that we will get through this the way Americans and Granite Staters always have. There will be better days ahead and our commitment to Bedford and to the Market and Main project has never been stronger.