Service business

Expansion of the Mass automotive service business. on the Pownal website | Company

POWNAL — automotive purple valleyof Williamstown, Mass., expands to a second service point at a former Pownal fire station on Church Street.

Owner Dave Lovett told the Pownal Development Review Board at a recent meeting that the company occupied the building that most recently housed Gallavan Landscaping at 85 Church St.

The brick structure is also a former fire station in Pownal, used prior to the construction of a new station near Route 346.

In a Zoom meeting with the board, Lovett said the new Purple Valley location will offer similar services, including “everything from engine to bodywork to routine oil changes – pretty much everything under the hood.”

The company’s original location is at 391 Main St. (Route 2) in Williamstown.

Pownal council will conduct a site visit on July 18 and continue the public hearing into Purple Valley’s application for a change of use on July 20, chairman Matt Gardner said.

In response to a question from the board, Lovett said other permits required for the business had been obtained.

Jim Therrien writes for Vermont News and Media, including Bennington Banner, Manchester Journal, and Brattleboro Reformer. Email jtherrien@benningtonbanner.com