Beer, Coffee, & Mushroom Businesses Under One Roof

 Anthony Allen and Michelle Stronz, the founders of A Tipping Point (ATP), at Monday night’s meeting.

Anthony Allen and Michelle Stronz, the founders of A Tipping Point (ATP), at Monday night’s meeting.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 

A new not-for-profit committed to economic development with a social impact is looking to convert a vacant industrial building near the Mill River into the new home for a brewery, a coffee roaster and an indoor mushroom farm.

On Monday night in the John S. Martinez school’s library, local entrepreneurs Anthony Allen and Michelle Stronz held a community meeting about the plan, called A Tipping Point (ATP). They offered vision for how to create sustainable, environmentally-conscious economic development that directly benefits the neighborhoods in which that development takes place.

Thirty people came out to show their support and learn about the new project.

Allen, a social entrepreneur from East Rock, and Stronz, Allen’s former business school professor at Quinnipiac University, are planning on bringing three new businesses into a 25,000 square-foot former plate-glass factory at 20 Mill St. in the next few years.

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