The reopening of the Freedom Village Store (FVS) on August 1, 2009 was the result of the efforts of a group of Freedom citizens who felt that our village and its residents would benefit from having a central location where exchange of ideas, camaraderie and social exchange could take place. With a long history as a country store dating back to the 1860’s, the present location on Elm Street was an ideal setting. The building’s owners, as part of the initial planning group, were very supportive of the idea and eager to see their store space occupied.
The Freedom Village Store features approximately 1,350 sq. ft. of space and is located on the first floor in an historic building at 11 Elm Street. There is access to a large deck with seating at the back of the building which overlooks the dam on Cold Brook. FVS is unique because of its eclectic mix of merchandise and food offerings. The cafe and light food setting is not widely available in this area.
Store services include community events, artisan receptions, a meeting space and a central location where local organizations could advertise their activities and events. The Freedom Village Store also sells quality consigned goods, carefully chosen purchased merchandise, quality beverages and food.
The FVS is now a New Hampshire Non-Profit with a 501C4 Federal tax designation. The Store is open for business daily from 10 until 2. Hours of operation are extended during the summer months and holiday periods due to the influx of seasonal residents and visitors.