Groveton http://nhpr.org en Florida Firm Plans To Buy Old Groveton Paper Plant http://nhpr.org/post/florida-firm-plans-buy-old-groveton-paper-plant <p>A Florida businessman says he plans to buy the closed Groveton paper mill, tear down most of the buildings and look for buyers or tenants for the remaining structures.</p><p>David Boshart, who heads up Groveton River Development of Naples, Florida, said he hopes to close on the 107-acre property in about two weeks.</p><p>The current owner is Groveton Acquisitions LLC, the parent company of which is based in New Jersey.</p><p>&ldquo;We are going to preserve as many buildings as we can for lease or resale,&rdquo; Boshart said in an interview.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 19:13:59 +0000 Chris Jensen 7704 at http://nhpr.org Florida Firm Plans To Buy Old Groveton Paper Plant Can A $700,000 Bet Bring A New Industry To The North Country? http://nhpr.org/post/can-700000-bet-bring-new-industry-north-country <p>It&rsquo;s been a little more than four years since the Groveton paper mill closed.</p><p>But in a calculated gamble that will cost about $700,000 some people have refused to give up on it.</p><p>They&rsquo;re chasing the idea of a new and far different life for the Groveton facility and the North Country.</p><p>&nbsp;NHPR&rsquo;s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Roger Caron started working at the Groveton paper plant in 1972.</p><p>Now he&rsquo;s the last man there.</p><p><em>Sound of footsteps and Caron saying there aren&rsquo;t many lights on&hellip;.</em></p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 22:35:42 +0000 Chris Jensen 2097 at http://nhpr.org Can A $700,000 Bet Bring A New Industry To The North Country? As Purchase Falls Through, Groveton Paper Plant Eyed for Demolition http://nhpr.org/post/purchase-falls-through-groveton-paper-plant-eyed-demolition <p>A deal to bring the closed Groveton paper mill in the North Country back to life has fallen through raising the possibility it will be demolished. NHPR&rsquo;s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>For the North Country there&rsquo;s been a dream that the old Groveton paper mill would reopen housing some green industry that would provide local jobs.</p><p>Last year a businessman from Bath signed a contract to buy it for $2 million, saying he wanted to do just that.</p><p>But the deal fell through.</p><p>Now the plant is being eyed for another use.</p> Tue, 17 Jan 2012 21:29:28 +0000 Chris Jensen 1443 at http://nhpr.org As Purchase Falls Through, Groveton Paper Plant Eyed for Demolition