One of Chester’s historic buildings is finding new life and a new occupant reports The Manchester Journal. The clapboard building on Depot Street has been home to a milliner’s shop, hardware store, grange hall and the American Legion Hall during its 100-plus years. Now it will become home to the Vermont Institute of Contemporary Arts with a scheduled fall 2011 opening. The first floor will have 2,000 square feet of exhibition and performance space. “Housing contemporary art in an old building is not a disconnect but rather an innovative use of Vermont’s buildings,” says project contractor Richard Crocker.