Last August, Mitchell Bennett, CEO of Benezet Realty Partners, a real estate investment company focused on food logistics, storage and production solutions, was in Montrose, working with local producers on the Western Slope through a USDA grant.
Bennett was already a fan of the area and its proximity to other regional towns, as well as the growing community. While in Montrose, the Russell Stover manufacturing facility was up for sale.
The company hadn’t before come close to completing an acquisition of that size — purchasing a 278,400-square-foot facility. But as Bennett continued to work with local producers, his conversations with