New Business



Blue Cottage

Blue Cottage, a home décor and gift store, opened in Hinesburg near the Bristol Bakery and Kinney Pharmacy. Offerings include vintage furniture, lighting, mirrors, stained glass windows, curios, and hand-crafted products from 18 Vermont artisans, such as jewelry, pottery, cards, knitwear, cloth bags, woven goods, candles, and herbal personal care products. The owner is Ginny Couture. Open Wednesday through Sunday. 30 Kailey’s Way; 799-2168; •


Hampton by Hilton St. Albans

American Resort Management will open the Hampton by Hilton St. Albans in the spring with 84 guest rooms. It will feature Hampton Inn’s signature free hot breakfast, a 24-hour business center, indoor swimming pool, fitness center, and meeting space. Maureen Brown, former president of the Franklin County Chamber, was hired as general manager. 42 Lake St.; 528-5020. •