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Part of historic Manchester mill complex to transform into banquet hall

Part of historic Manchester mill complex to transform into banquet hall

The owners of the historic Hilliard Mills complex in Manchester plan to transform one of the buildings into a banquet hall.

The planning and zoning commission on Monday approved an application for Building No. 4 in the former woolen mills at Hilliard and Adams streets.

The 6,350-square-foot banquet hall would include a kitchen and bathrooms and 4,127 square feet of space for wedding receptions and other events. It would accommodate up to 275 occupants — 261 guests and 14 staff — according to a project description submitted to the planning department.

The single-story brick-and-timber structure, built in stages between 1902 and 1923, is one of six buildings in the...

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