Some his­tory of the triplets

Tri-County Vanguard - - THEN AND NOW -

All three build­ings were built in the late 1800s. They’ve housed a va­ri­ety of busi­nesses over the years. Here’s a few.

Bucky Devine (Bucky’s Sport­ing Goods) oc­cu­pied 258 Main St. for a while, fol­lowed by Wyman’s Watch Re­pairs.

The first two build­ings (#258 and #260) used to be a sou­venir shop: Mr. Leonard’s Store.

260 Main St. was once Clean-Rite dryclean­ers

262 Main St. was once Hard­ings (sold pots/pans and din­ner­ware) At one time The Credit Store, owned by Shel­don Co­hen, oc­cu­pied 262 and the first floor of the old Yar­mouth Ho­tel. The Down­town Busi­ness Cor­po­ra­tion was also in one of the triplet build­ings at one time.

new gyprock and new ceil­ings (an orig­i­nal tin ceil­ing was kept).

A large se­cond-floor apart­ment over­look­ing the har­bour bridges the first two build­ings he com­pleted. With the pur­chase of the third build­ing, LeBlanc also ac­quired a com­mer­cial lot on Hawthorne Street that he says he’s not sure what he’ll do with yet.

He says his hope in re­vi­tal­iz­ing the three build­ings is that they will make lo­cals and visi­tors smile when they walk down Main Street and feel good about be­ing here.

He adds that land­lords don’t seem to re­al­ize that good ten­ants won’t be at­tracted if a tired old build­ing is what’s of­fered.

“Once I started ren­o­vat­ing those two build­ings my phone was ring­ing off the hook when peo­ple re­al­ized what I was do­ing to them,” he says.

“I signed up three leases with­out the build­ings even be­ing com­pleted. Like Kevin Cost­ner says in Field of Dreams: ‘Build it and they will come.’”

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