Renovations will begin soon on two more buildings on South Broad Street.
Reporting at last Wednesday’s meeting of the Downtown Development Authority, Executive Director Hasco Craver announced that the Shubert and Company building and Gift Works at the Joy Shoppe will soon be transformed.
“They are going to tear off the awning and restore it to the original,” said Craver of the Shubert building.
To do that, the general contractor will have to remove bricks that were placed to fill in upstairs windows, he noted.
“That is the last piece of property on that block to be restored to the original,” Craver noted.
He also announced that Lee and Gina Hagan, owners of Gift Works at the Joy Shoppe, “have a contractor lined up.”
Their building was due to be renovated, but the process sped up when the former awning and facade began to separate from the building last December and had to be removed.
Craver also reported that Paul Kinetra appears to have a possible buyer for the former Logo Express building on State Street. Craver said the prospect wants to create a restaurant downstairs and a two-bedroom, two-bathroom true loft apartment upstairs.
For the complete story on the DDA meeting, see the July 2 edition of The Commerce News