Whiting Mills LLC is located in the Town of Winchester/City of Winsted at a point where Route 8 intersects with Route 44. Winsted is noted as the Gateway to the Berkshire Mountains, and boasts of beautiful lakes, fishing, boating, fresh water springs and wonderful cycling routes.
Winsted, settled in 1750, was one of the first mill towns in Connecticut. In the late 1800s Winsted Hosiery was a small manufacturer of men's hosiery and occupied 2 red brick industrial buildings and a stone building on Whiting Street. The company later expanded its products and became the largest hosiery manufacturer in Connecticut. Whiting Mills LLC was established in June of 2004 when Jean Paul and Eva Blachere purchased the 135,000 sq ft complex. Over the years, the building served as an incubator for small business who got their humble beginnings there. Today there are over 30 tenants; artists, artisans, woodworkers, specialty shops, and machine shops.
Within the building you will find unique offerings from artists and craftspeople. You can commission one-of-a-kind pieces in a wide variety of media including furniture, drapes, weaving, jewelry, pottery, photography, paintings and original art. There are also classes for all levels, showroom/gallery, salon meetings and figure drawing available to the public (860) 379-1592. Within the building you will also find specialty shops containing sports cards and memorabilia (Joe's sports Cards) and well as items for railroad hobbyists (RR Hobby Supply). Dedicated to America's heritage as a working nation, the American Mural Project Foundation will house a large mural along with a learning center in two free standing buildings within the complex.