Soon, there will be a Common Man eatery in Hooksett, where Ray has embarked on a $30 million project in partnership with the state.
Work has begun to redevelop the welcome centers on both sides of Interstate 93, providing fuel, restrooms, convenience stores, bank branches, liquor stores and a food court with numerous dining options. It’s expected to create about 150 full-time jobs.
The Common Man chain is funding the design, construction, maintenance and operation of the two service areas, scheduled to open in spring 2015.
“I’m very excited about it,” Ray said.