In the early 1990’s, the Owner of the downtown Rutland Shopping Center with the encouragement of the City of Rutland, embarked upon an ambitious plan to renovate and enlarge its decaying 1950’s shopping center. Working with the owners, the City and the City’s Redevelopment Authority, N·B·F sought to create a center that would, in subtle ways, evolve the mid 19th century architecture of the Rutland Railyard buildings that had previously occupied this site.

The curving façade of the Movieplex Cinema, for example was designed to recall the curved façade of the engine repair building that originally occupied the same location as the cinema.

Red brick facades and brick arcades recall the dominant material used in the railyard