The downtown area of Brandon, Vermont was quite rundown and in 2002, The McKernon Group invested time and money to rebuild a section called the Howe Scale Block. The buildings were carefully dismantled and recycled. The end results were retail shops and a quality destination restaurant, Cafe Provence. Designed by our architect, the main floor is elevated above traffic level. Chef Robert was looking for an efficient attractive kitchen, and a design that would give plenty of open space with divided areas for dining intimacy. The restaurant has expanded to include a bakery and a kitchen supply store. In nice weather, there is seating on the piazza. It was a real transformation and the restaurant has drawn townspeople and tourists to this location.