Man redevelops Davenport drugstore

Harold Stone stands in the commercial kitchen at his
multipurpose storefront South Maple Street in downtown

DAVENPORT — In the two-plus years Harold Stone has lived here, he's become quite nimble.

Harold and his wife, Barbara, moved to Davenport from Washington D.C., in April 2011 to establish Stones Thoreau LLC and Stones Thoreau — Farm to Market Inc. The couple bought four acres of land in January within the city limits of Davenport, Barbara's hometown.

He helped establish a Thursday evening farmers market — now in its second week of the season — in this northwestern Thayer County town with 300 residents.

The latest Stones Thoreau LLC endeavor is South Maple Street, a storefront on Davenport's main street. Stone plans to make the space available for gatherings such as wedding receptions, class reunions and family reunions as well as themed reservation-only meals plus canning in the sleek commercial kitchen.

"I want to be nimble, and I want to maximize the number and types of events that go on here and maximize the revenue potential of the space," he said.

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