Bently Heritage Project Officially Breaks Ground

Posted By on May 11, 2015

Staff Reports with information from Miles Construction

Chris Bently speaks prior to the groundbreaking of the Bently Heritage project.

Chris Bently speaks prior to the groundbreaking of the Bently Heritage project.

MINDEN, Nev. — “Growing up in Carson Valley, I remember running around these buildings,” Christopher Bently, owner of Bently Enterprises, said Monday afternoon. “I fell in love with these buildings and I always wanted to see something happen with them.”

Minutes later, his golden shovel broke the ground in front of the Minden Silos, officially kicking off work on the much-anticipated Bently Heritage project.

 

Groundbreaking photos courtesy of Melissa Blosser, Douglas County Community Relations; Scale model photos via CVT 

The Minden Flour Mill and Minden Creamery buildings, both listed on the National Register of Historic Places, are being restored. Miles Construction, the firm selected to manage the project, is working closely with Bently Enterprises and the State Historic Preservation Office to ensure the buildings’ historic value is preserved throughout the restoration and conversion to a distillery.

“We have been looking forward to this project as it presents a challenge for us to preserve the historic aspects of the building while renovating and upgrading to include 21st century features,” Cary Richardson, vice president of business operations at Miles Construction, said. “It provides a great opportunity for our team to challenge ourselves and come out with a result that is truly impressive.”