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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Bringing mimes to Marlborough?


Arlington-based developer Deborah Fairbanks is creating 29 condos in the former Space Age Electronics Building on Lincoln Street and is hoping to lure artists to live there. Work on the project took a step forward today as work crews demolished an old watering hole called the Highland House to create parking for the new complex.

Fairbanks has been working with the Marlborough Community Development Corporation on the effort and units will be priced at $225,000 and up when they go on the market this fall. Under a building agreement with the city, Fairbanks needs to fill 70 percent of the units with working artists.

Painters, writers -- even mimes -- qualify, she said.

-- Megan Woolhouse

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