Update: Amherst Milling Co. to become hydro-powered brewery (via NewsAdvance.com )
The Amherst Milling Company is slated to come under the management next week of a Petersburg-based developer who said he intends to convert the historic structure into a hydro-powered brewery.
The mill, owned by only two families since its construction around 1900, has been up for sale for a couple years now, according to current co-owner Richard Wydner, and is one of the last standing and able-to-function water-powered mills in the state. The mill is set to close July 6.
Developer Dave McCormack said Monday he is excited about bringing the project to Amherst because it has a lot of potential and he sees the mill as a “special place.”