Alvah Stone was the first proprietor of the Bookmill building, which was originally known as “Stone’s Gristmill.” Born in Sutton, MA on November 25, 1793 to Elijah Stone and Sarah Bartlett, Stone married Tamar Paunise Cudworth and eventually settled in Montague, MA. Stone left behind the legacy of the mill building that now acts as a unique cultural destination for Montague and surrounding areas. So, Alvah – thanks for picking this spot!
Located on the Sawmill River in Montague, MA, the mill was originally used to grind grain by Montague individuals, families, and businesses. Now it mills books, as well as being home to The Alvah Stone, The Lady Killigrew Café, and other nearby shops and offices. Read more of the mill’s history here.
A hospitality developer and operator with unparalleled leadership success in the cutting edge culinary, restaurant and entertainment industries, Howard Wein has designed, developed, opened, and operated restaurants in New York, Miami, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Phoenix, Los Angeles, London and Las Vegas. He currently runs Howard Wein Hospitality, LLC, a hospitality advisory and venture firm, where he works with a variety of clients across the nation. Howard resides in Leverett, MA with his wife and daughter.