Property History

  • Hooksett was known in the early days for its brick yards and barges.  Bricks were
    loaded onto barges and floated down river to build many of Manchester's great
    mills.  A brickyard, for which the adjacent stream was named, occupied the site in
    1889.  In this same time period a river boat could be seen traveling up and down the
    river and docking near Robie's Country Store.

  • "Merrimount Corner" is named after the original cabin business. "Merrimount
    Cottages" was located on this site in the early 1900's.  Tourists came from far and
    wide to visit, hunt & fish the Hooksett area.

  • Across River - Henry David Thoreau's Landing - Thoreau and his party climbed the
    Pinnacle and boated on the Merrimack in 1839 and other occasions.  See A Week
    on the Concord, Merrimack River by Henry David Thoreau.  In the book, Thoreau
    describes how he boated up river to Hooksett, NH, hid his boat in a stream outlet on
    the east side of the river and hiked Pinnacle Hill and explored the White Mountains
    for a few weeks.  He then returned to retrieve his boat and traveled home passing
    brick barges from Hooksett and many other historic sites.

  • Up River -  Robie's Country Store - The oldest business of continuous operation in
    Hooksett, operating since early settlement times.  The original building had a dock
    facility and received merchandise by river barge until the advent of the railroad
    in1842.  George A. Robie bought the store in March, 1887.
About Us
Merrimount Corner
Merrimount Corner is being presented conceptually by Keyland Enterprises to show
possible potential that is in line with the Town's Master Plan, Village Charrette (adopted
2004), and the new Hooksett Economic Development Committee.  We envision a walkable
with a commercial river park type development made up of shops and tourist
attractions that complement the existing historic village and area businesses.
 A N.H.
RETAIL DESTINATION that is economically self-sustaining for years to come, while
preserving and promoting the historic value and businesses of Hooksett and the entire

Property Highlights

  • We have 10+/- acres (with potential for greater acreage, up to 48 acres, if combined
    with direct abutters) at the corner of Hackett Hill Road and Route 3A, with river
    frontage, which is available for development.

  • This property is adjacent to the approved T.I.F. zone and a possible outdoor
    destination retailer, as the primary anchor.

  • The property presently produces income from 5 rental units and a commercial office.

  • The property has 150,000 to 200,000 yards of saleable gravel on-site.

  • Proposed is a river paddle boat similar to the ones that toured the Merrimack River
    at the turn of the century.  Stops could be at a barn-style theatre playhouse/music
    hall and restaurant, or at Robie's Country Store's future outdoor deck, for a lunch
    along the river.

  • The Merrimack River has the potential to provide for small sea planes to fly out to
    your favorite north country destination, resort hotels, or hunting / fishing camps.  Sea
    planes were a common sight on the river years ago, with a former base 2000' down
    river where Tri-town Arena is today.

  • In addition, we are currently pursuing ways to connect N.H.'s north country to the
    Hooksett project by targeting companies specializing in tour buses, sea plane and
    north country excursions.
Possible Concepts
Request More Information

Use this form to contact us to get more information about our property, conceptuals,
purchase equity shares, or if you have any questions.  You can also contact Carol or
Alden Beauchemin C/O Keyland Properties L.L.C. at 412 West River Road Unit 1C,
Hooksett N.H. 03106. Or by phone at (603) 344-9371.
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