Jeff Barrette marveled at the 3,500-square-foot basement level of a former armory building in Claremont that he’d recently bought.
“I believe they kept the howitzers in here,” he said.
Barrette and his wife, Sarah, owners of The Ink Factory screenprinting and embroidery company, have their own big-gun plans for the imposing structure on School Street, which was originally built as an outpost for the New Hampshire National Guard and later repurposed as a home for the Junior Sports League.
The Claremont entrepreneurs intend to relocate their three businesses, which include pesto production and a truck-lettering and sign-making operation, from their present location on Water Street into the old armory once they complete a renovation next year.
“This will more than double our space. We need it because of the growth we’re seeing in all our businesses,” Barrette said last week….