Carm’s Restaurant, Hilltown Visitors Center officially open

Ribbon cutting at Carm’s Restaurant and Hilltown Visitor’s Center: From left: Chester resident Richard Holzman, Selectman Barbara Huntoon, Andy Myers, co-chair, Hilltown Collaborative, State Rep. Natalie Blais, Erin Patrick, co-owner, Carm’s Restaurant, Bryan Farr, president, Historic US Route 20 Assoc., Gateway Hilltown Economic Development Director Jeanne LeClair, Kate Phelon, executive director, Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce. (Photo submitted)

CHESTER – The official ribbon-cutting for Carm’s Restaurant and the Gateway Hilltown Visitors Center took place Jan. 27 at the shared historic building at 241 Route 20.
Hilltown Economic Development Director Jeanne LeClair reported a great crowd, including satte Rep. Natalie Blais and members of the Chester Select Board, Hilltown Collaborative, Historic Route 20, and enthusiastic residents.
LeClair said members of the Whitcher family, related to Frank Whitcher who started the original Whitcher’s Garage on this spot in 1914, also joined the group.
“A great asset for the town and the region; huge thanks to owners Erin Patrick & Aaron Allen for hosting a great event and creating such a special community space for us all,” said LeClair.

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