Mary Scott

Restaurant Opportunity in the Northeast Kingdom

Here is an excellent opportunity to invest in the Northeast Kingdom! The Wine Gate Restaurant in downtown St. Johnsbury is established and operating. The current owners (who have no intention of closing prior to it being sold) have done a fabulous job creating an inviting space and a desirable menu. One could truly step in and continue the flow they created or put your own custom style into it. The dining room seats 50 comfortably, plus there is a covered patio that seats an additional 40.

The business is available for purchase on it's own or with real estate. Building is nicely maintained and has other commercial spaces currently leased, plus a banquet room. 

If this is a profession you have considered, but not sure of the next steps to owning your own business, you can read more about local resources from our blog post: "Starting a Small Business in the Northeast Kingdom"

Contact Mary Scott with any questions or to arrange a private showing. 


5 Wonderful St. Johnsbury Stores to Shop This Holiday Season

If you don’t get a chance to shop downtown St. Johnsbury very often, Small Business Saturday (November 26th) is a perfect reason to check the stores out. You will love the variety of unique gifts, many that are very reasonably priced and items you that cannot find online or at big box stores. Plus, you don’t have to get up at midnight to wait in line (bonus)! 

1.  Moose River Lake and Lodge

Chances are when you walk into the front door you will be greeted by “Nelly” (pictured) the store owner’s friendly dog. And if that’s not charming enough, the contents of the store will win you over. True to its name, this store has a classic “lodge” atmosphere with rustic houseware items, bear skin rugs, antlers and taxidermy. There is also high quality clothing and outerwear, jewelry, books, a kid’s corner, and an excellent selection of wine and chocolate.  Plan on spending some time as the store is large and bursting with great gift ideas – too many too list here! 

2. Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild

If you’re looking for one of a kind, unique gifts then the Artisan’s Guild is a must-shop! The store is filled with a collection of handcrafted items from over 100 Vermont artists. Amazing prints and paintings, jewelry, pottery, ornaments, yarn, glass works, wood works, and so much more. Don’t forget to check out the back-room holiday exhibit when you’re there. 

3. Boxcar and Caboose Bookshop and Café

Shopping can be exhausting! Boxcar and Caboose is the store to get your caffeine fix! The cafe has a wide variety of tasty espresso and coffee beverages. You’ll enjoy browsing the great selection of books with latte in hand. Be sure to check out the Vermont section including books, Vermont Life Calendars, and Vermont handmade greeting cards. A great place to find gifts for the kids on your list with a nice assortment of toys. Another bonus; the colorful corner known as Hobo’s Candy Stop. Every stocking needs a little candy in it!

4. All About Flowers

You may have noticed this shop on Eastern Avenue especially since their recent storefront renovation. You will fall in love right when you walk in the door. There is much more to this shop than its lovely assortment of flowers. Beautifully arranged, it feels like a store that Joanna Gaines would visit. Candles, home decor, and a festive selection of ornaments, plus wine and gluten-free beer. A great place to pick up a Yankee Trader or secret Santa gift. 
Shop Local Saturday Special: 25% of wreaths

5. Sunshine Boutique and Jeweler

A favorite of the greater St. Johnsbury area for many years! If you’re thinking jewelry as a gift for someone but not exactly sure what, this is the place to go. The sales team at Sunshine is very friendly, helpful, and incredibly knowledgeable.  They will guide you in finding the perfect gift. The store also has a beautiful selection of pottery, clothes, lamps and much more.
 Shop Local Saturday Special: 20% off one item.
And that's just the beginning! There are many more wonderful stores in St. Johnsbury. Also, consider gift certificates to the local restaurants or movie theater. Happy shopping and have a great holiday season!


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5 Tips to Avoid Moving Day Panic

Whether you’ve lived in your home for a year or sixty years, have a large house or a small apartment, moving day can be a tremendous chore if you’re not prepared. It’s truly amazing how your possessions can seem to multiply as you start to pack them. If you are selling your home, your house has to be “broom clean” prior to closing. If you put off moving to the last minute, it can be a very stressful experience. Here are some tips to consider before you reach the point of moving day panic.


1. Start the Day You Decide to List Your House.

One of the very first tips the team at Tim Scott Real Estate will give you, once you decide to sell your home is to remove excess clutter. This is one of the most beneficial rules of staging – plus it gets you started on the packing process. Go through closets, cabinets, basements, garages and if you’re not using it - either pack it, donate it, or toss it.


2. Make Some Meals Ahead of Time.

Once you’re in the nitty-gritty of packing up to move, often you are too tired to cook – plus you may have already packed away pots and pans. A few weeks prior, make some meals you can freeze such as lasagna, pot pies, or casseroles. You’ll save money (and maybe a few calories) by avoiding continuous take-out.


3. It’s Going to Take Longer Than You Think.

Consider what you own, the amount of furniture, etc… if you figure it will take two days to get everything packed up, do yourself a favor and add a day or two to your estimate. It’s better to give yourself too much time than not enough.


4. Have a Little Help from Your Friends.

Make sure to recruit help! That’s what friends and family are for, right? Ask a few extra people in case it turns out someone can’t make it that day. Don’t forget to tell them there will be food and beer too…and don’t forget to provide it! Pizza is always a crowd pleaser – or perhaps one of the meals you cleverly made ahead of time.


5. Call in the Professionals

Worried that your well intentioned, yet clumsy brother-in-law might do more harm than good? Call a professional moving company. Allen and Coles Moving Systems out of Lebanon, NH offer a full range of moving services. (866) 257-2114

Also, if you’re feeling that you’ll end up with a good pile of stuff that needs to be tossed, consider calling Fred Harris of EZ Trash and schedule for a trailer to be there or for him to come get it with his dump truck. He’s very reliable and reasonable rates. EZ Trash (802) 748-0144 or


Good luck with your move! Contact the Team at Time Scott Real Estate with all your real estate questions.