Owner breathes new life into former mill

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Posted: September 17, 2013

The Winchester Star

Sharon Farinholt, owner of Crown Trophy, has moved her business to The Mill at Abrams Creek on Millwood Avenue. The former textile mill has been renovated for business space. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Rebecca Gibson, owner of Jazzercise, leads a class at her business in the Mill at Abrams Creek. She moved to the renovated woolen mill in February.
Sara D’Amato inherited The Mill at Abrams Creek property after her father, Ronald Gilliam, died 12 years ago. He had bought it in 1988, running a hardware store out of it, and later renovating it for use by the Grafton School. The building had been vacant for several years.

WINCHESTER — A metamorphosis is underway at 661-663 Millwood Ave., as the former Winchester Woolen Mill transforms from an eyesore into an attractive business venue.

Sharon Farinholt, owner of Crown…

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