Andover Hub Seeks Potential Users & Tenants for Old Town Hall

By Larry Chase

Floor Plan of the Andover Hub (Old Town Hall) showing the large studio at the right.

Could your business or organization benefit from having a presence — either fulltime or on an as-needed basis  —  in a historic building in the center of Andover, N.H., fronting on State Route 11 and U.S. Route 4?

As you likely know, Andover's old town hall, built in 1879 and located at 157 Main Street, was purchased a year ago by a group of Andover residents, with the goal of returning it to its original function as a community resource.  Now known as The Andover Hub, the building is currently “open for business,” with several fitness-related classes and crafts practitioners using space, and with expressions of interest made by a variety of other community groups and small businesses.

The main area is currently divided into ten offices ranging in size from 150 to 225 square feet. Multiple uses for both fulltime and occasional occupancy can be accommodated.  If larger spaces are needed, the current layout can be altered.

In addition, there's a former dance studio (top right in drawing) measuring roughly 25 by 40 feet, with locker facilities and a changing room below, and a separate entrance to provide direct access to the area.  There is also space on the unfinished second floor.  The facility is not handicapped-accessible, although plans for first-floor access are in the works.

To learn how much wider interest exists among local businesses and organizations, the owners  invite any interested parties  to visit the Hub.  All are welcome to look at the space and share your thoughts about joining this community effort –  either by making use of the property, or by other means of support. Contact the Andover Hub at AndoverCommunitySpace@nullgmail.com to set up a meeting, or to discuss further any ideas you may have.