HELEN SAGE | OWNER
Along side her Daughter, Diane
Helen Sage, Owner/Interior Designer
worked for the C.A. Hoitt Furniture Co . for over 40 years.
After over a 100 years in business, the company closed it's doors for good in 2013.
Helen, a Manchester, NH native had always dreamt of opening a Home furnishings
& gift shop and started considering the possibility. Her love for decorating
& styling homes is in her blood.
In June, 2015, a rare opportunity opened up in an old converted mill building, in
the Historic District of Downtown Manchester and the dream space was now available.
Helen grew up knowing and loving the beauty, character and nooks & crannies of
these old buildings...her dad worked in these old mills for many years and she
knew it would make the perfect backdrop for her shop.
The space was light and airy, Loft style design with it's expansive 15 ft ceilings,
gorgeous original hardwood floors and floor to ceiling windows flooding
the space with natural light all day long. It just felt right.
Her daughter Diane, a Professional Photographer, had a studio in the same
building for over 18 years. One day they decided to merge their creative
talents and energy into a cozy place that you could come to for inspiration,
ideas and design elements that could be created in your own space.
The lofty, open air shop was stylish with unique furniture, accessories,
& lighting, along with a curated style gift shop with unusual and speciality gift ideas.
The name comes from the space being an open Loft style space, located at
55 So. Commercial Street.
In 2018, after our mill building was sold, Loft Fifty 5 relocated to Bedford, NH
where it operated until June, 2022.
Loft Fifty 5 hopes to look into holiday markets & event opportunities &
re-establishing it's online shop for those unique & different gift items.
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