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For more than 100 years, Rockingham Park in this New Hampshire town just 30 miles from Boston, served as the metropolitan area’s premier racetrack. When the racing stopped there in 2010, a consortium attempted to put a casino on the site. That effort failed, and a local businessman named Joe Faro, founder of Tuscan Kitchen restaurants and a successful commercial foodservice business, decided to buy the 170-acre property.
Upon completion, Faro’s Tuscan Village will encompass 800,000 sq. ft. of retail, 900 residential units, two hotels, more than a million sq. ft. of class A office space, and an entertainment district. Its centerpiece will be a 6-acre lake.. . . more