The Hathaway Creative Center

New England’s premier historic mill renovation is the place to live, work and play


Imagine you work in a historic renovated mill, with sunlight that streams through the windows onto hardwood floors. Along with special incandescent lighting that highlights the building’s natural attributes and rustic brickwork huge arched windows help create an inspirational living and working environment. You watch an eagle soar over the majestic Kennebec River from your office after you’ve had a delicious lunch made from local ingredients at the indoor café. When rush hour hits you casually walk home to your apartment, a floor or two away. Continue reading

The place to live work & play


The Hathaway Creative Center offers 67 loft apartments and 120,000 square feet of office and retail space to the region’s growing community for a variety of business sectors. The Center provides the ideal solution to people looking for affordable multi-purpose space in an urban environment.

When you walk in the doors your greeted warmly with Maine’s classic hospitality. On the right you’ll find a boutique, Unique Designs, and on the left is the Property Management office. Just a bit down the hall is the Button Down Cafe, serving up local specialities.

The Center’s location in historic Waterville, just off of Interstate I-95 between Portland and Bangor, makes it easily accessible from the major metropolitan areas of the Northeast. It’s just over an hour to Portland and under three hours to Boston.


Add to that the availability of majestic mountains, pristine fresh lakes and rivers, and over 3,000 miles of the classic Maine coastline.

Just a short walk from this premier renovated mill is downtown Waterville, a community minded college town, with outstanding world-class restaurants, shops with handmade quality goods, cutting-edge galleries, a historic Opera House, and a renowned film festival venue. Please click here for leasing opportunities.

There are still leasing opportunities available in these spacious locations. Some businesses that are located in the Hathaway Center qualify for Maine Pine Tree Development Zone status— where eligible businesses have the chance to greatly reduce or virtually eliminate state taxes for up to ten years when they create new, quality jobs in certain business sectors or move existing jobs in those sectors to Maine. In addition specific new market tax credits have given us the opportunity to offer more competitive leases for organizations or businesses that qualify.

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Waterville to study roundabout intersection for downtown spot

This proposal would be beneficial for connecting the Hathaway Center to downtown

BY AMY CALDER STAFF WRITER- An engineering firm that studied options for improving the intersection at Main, Bridge and Water streets recommends two scenarios be considered for further study and consideration: a roundabout and a circular intersection.

Gorrill-Palmer Consulting Engineers Inc., of Gray, was hired by the city to study ways to make the intersection just south of downtown more user-friendly and safer for pedestrians and motorists and make it a more attractive gateway to the city.

Don Ettinger, of Gorrill-Palmer, on Tuesday presented city officials and the public with the company’s findings and recommendations. About 60 people turned out for the presentation in the council chambers. Continue reading

Connecting the Hathaway Center with downtown Waterville

Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 3.18.08 PMThis is part of an article from Colby College’s new website to help connect the college to downtown:

Planning Begins to Take Shape
May 20, 2015
After two exploratory sessions around how to bring more activity to downtown Waterville, members of the stakeholder group began looking more seriously when they met May 19 at a few options that would catalyze positive change on Main Street.

Connecting The Hathaway Center to the downtown was discussed amongst other issues.
Specifically, the intersection at the south end of Main Street is currently being studied for redesign. The group discussed some goals for how the intersection redesign could be integrated into the broader planning process for downtown, including:

Downtown Waterville heading towards the Hathaway Center

Downtown Waterville heading towards the Hathaway Center

  • Green space and a focus on the aesthetics of the intersection
  • Pedestrian-friendly access
  • Extending the character of Main Street to Hathaway
  • The potential to feed traffic into Main Street/creation of two-way Main Street
  • Signal that this is a gateway
  • Better signage

Please click HERE to go to the Colby website and learn more.

Hathaway could host co-location workplace

woutA co-location workplace could provide economic revitalization and important partnerships downtown.

“This is something that can really ignite the creative community here,” said Rob Baldacci, a broker for the Baldacci Real Estate Group, which manages the Hathaway Creative Center in Waterville. “Right now that talent is hidden in homes and coffee shops.”

The following is an excerpt from an article in the Morning Sentinel: Waterville leaders discuss development of downtown co-location workplaces, by Rachel Ohm. Read the full article here.

WATERVILLE — A workspace in which people from different companies and businesses work alongside each other in a shared location could be coming to downtown, city and state leaders said.

Officials on Monday met at the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce to discuss opening a co-location workplace, office space that is open to individuals and entrepreneurs. Attendees at Monday’s forum included Waterville city officials, leaders of local colleges, and real estate developers and legislators, including Senate Democratic Leader Justin Alfond, of Portland. Continue reading

Maine filmmakers network at event which drew 40 professionals to the Hathaway Creative Center

MIFF workshop for directors at the Hathaway Center

MIFF workshop for directors at the Hathaway Center

This excerpt is from an article about the great event at the Hathaway Creative Center! Enquire about how you or your organization or company can have an event at the center.

By Amy Calder of the Morning Sentinel

WATERVILLE — Rob Little spent much of his youth outdoors with a camera, filming animals and researching them to share what he learned with others.

He dove into swamps, retrieving snapping turtles and capturing their movements on video.

“I would teach my friends; I would teach anybody who was willing to listen,” Little said. “I would usually drag my friends along on different treks. They thought it was pretty cool. They always thought I was a little crazy — crazy in a good way.” Continue reading

Hathaway welcomes MaineGeneral tenant expansion

MaineGeneral Health, Hathaway complete lease
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WATERVILLE — The owners of the Hathaway Creative Center have announced that construction has begun on finish work for office space for MaineGeneral Health at 10 Water St. The additional 35,000 square feet of Class A office space will increase the total space occupied by MaineGeneral at the complex to more than 75,000 square feet and more than 330 jobs.

Tom Niemann, a member of the partnership that has redeveloped the historic mill building, said in a news release, “We are very pleased to play a role with MaineGeneral and the City of Waterville in sustaining quality employment in the area and in returning new life to this spectacular structure. We can now see our original vision coming to fruition.” Continue reading

The Button Down Cafe at Hathaway

1002595_330559963746611_557947672_n-1The Button-Down Café is serving up great breakfasts, lunches, snacks and delicious deserts on the first floor of the Hathaway Creative Center.

Start your day with warm muffins, coffeecake or a hot slice of quiche. You can also enjoy a fresh stack of pancakes with a la carte menu items like bacon, eggs and homemade fries. We serve breakfast all day!

1005564_303712829764658_1507243371_nIf you stop by for lunch you can choose from fresh deli meats and cheeses, soups and the renowned Daily Special Sandwiches.

Afterwards, indulge in some of our delightful baked goodies! We make everything right here, and we’re cooking all day, so you never know what kind of treats you may find!

Reasonable hot and iced coffee is always available. Continue reading

The largest rental space available in Waterville is at the Hathaway Center

Set up for CMAOA Banquet 001The largest rental space available in Waterville is at the Hathaway Center

The ballroom sized has sunlight streaming in through expansive windows and tall ceilings creating a magical atmosphere. This impressive room is roughly 10000 sq/ft.

It’s a great location for special events like receptions and concerts. For the past two years From Colby College receptions to high school proms the room is spacious to accommodate any event.

There is a cinema size theater screen that could be used to show movies or even project the Super Ball!

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If you have an event and need a great place with an atmosphere that can’t be matched contact the Center.

For more information about renting the space for an event please contact Rick Pullen at 207.861.5638 or

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