iBerkshires.com reports It's been less than a year since David Moresi purchased the four-story Excelsior Mill on Roberts Drive with the intention of creating business suites designed to accommodate the needs of his varied tenants.

There are now some 20 tenants on the first two floors with plans submitted for building out the third floor that will include a reception area to host events; 80 percent of the building is committed.

One of those commitments is for 4,000 square-feet on the second floor that will be occupied by Friea Yarns, an international distributor of hand-dyed, gradient yarn.

Freia is expected to bring a dozen jobs with it, Moresi said, adding it was a nice nod to "a mill that once manufactured vast amounts of woolens and textiles."

Dating to 1863, the original brick structure has been added on throughout the decades, totaling some 100,000 square feet over five floors if you include a basement level and attic.