Construction on ADVO’s Hope Village has started and is expected to be completed in about a year.
Hope Village will feature shops, a deli, an ice cream parlor, a coffee and tea shop, a t-shirt embroidery and print screen shop, a custom framing shop and a day care center.
ADVO officials say Hope Village is more than just a project, but will serve as a beacon of hope for a community that often faces limited opportunities.
ADVO for years has specialized in seeking support and care for individuals with special needs.
Hope Village will be located on Washington Street and is intended to be a transitional employment center.