BRATTLEBORO — The former home of Renew Building Materials and Salvage Inc. is up for tax sale, with town records showing more than $17,000 in past-due taxes.
The company’s headquarters at 16 Town Crier Drive is scheduled for public auction at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 in the Selectboard meeting room at the Brattleboro Municipal Center, 230 Main St.
Renew, a nonprofit that salvaged and resold building materials, was founded in 2005 and used a USDA Rural Development loan of more than $1 million to purchase the Town Crier Drive property, which is situated off Putney Road.
But Renew fell on hard times that were in part attributed to a stagnant economy and a slowdown in the construction business.
In a June Facebook post, Renew administrators asked for community support and said “years of economic distress have weakened our capacity.”
The following month, Renew closed its doors. At the time, a member of the board said administrators were “looking for the most-responsible way to dissolve the business.”