By Mark Hayward, Union Leader
That was all because of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, which tamed the Merrimack River, built our renowned Millyard and, of course, controlled local and state government.
To succeed, the company also knew it had to keep its workers happy, sheltered and living nearby. Hence the brick row houses that rise from Canal Street.
With that spirit in mind, two years ago Sandra Almonte bought the triple decker adjacent to her successful business, Don Quijote Restaurant. She keeps it filled with cooks, waitresses and kitchen help who can walk from their back door to the kitchen entrance in a rush-hour commute measured in mere steps. Steps that wouldn’t rouse a Fitbit from a low-power slumber.
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