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Verstandig's plans new digs

Morelli said that Verstandig basically needs a building permit and he can start.

However, Verstandig said everything is contingent on the approval of the Keystone Builders project in Delmar and then ultimately the sale of Verstandig's Florist to Stephen Bolduc, Keystone's owner.

"This kind of dovetails together," Verstandig said of his Selkirk project and Bolduc's Delmar condominium project. "One is contingent on the other."

Bolduc is also designing Verstandig's new building.

"He asked me to work on the design," Bolduc told planning board members. "We tried to give it a rural look and we tried to get some color on it, since it's a commercial establishment."

Bolduc said the building materials would include cultured stone and vinyl siding "shakes." Inside of the structure will be a large 32-by-22-foot walk-in cooler with a 12-foot ceiling, according to Verstandig.

He also said he is putting aside some land in Selkirk to install solar panels in order to run the building and greenhouses.

"There are 2 acres of property for solar," Verstandig said. "Wind might be out the most cost-effective is properly solar, although it may be an eyesore for ""

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