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The Berkshires Town That’s Becoming a Cultural Hub

It took imagination for Wilco bassist John Stirratt to picture a great art and design hotel in the run-down motor court he encountered in 2014. He was on a real estate scouting trip to North Adams, Massachusetts, where his band has hosted a music and arts festival since 2010. “There were doors ajar—it was basically a squat at that point,” recalls Stirratt, then hunting with his future partners for a home for his first hospitality project. Though the rooms were in bad shape, the bones of the buildings were strong, and the woodland, dropping down to the Hoosic River, was remarkably idyllic. Read more about North Adams as a cultural hub of the Berkshires >>