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Neighbors Growing Together | Nov 23, 2017

Façade work resumes

By Nicole Major, Ledger staff writer | Mar 09, 2017
Photo by: Nicole Major/Ledger photo Kate Van Pelt, owner of Chickadee Consignment on East Broadway Avenue, shows Tom Morgan the work being done on her building’s façade. Van Pelt said she’s happy with the updated look, but only wishes that she had received better communication about the project’s completion date. Van Pelt leases the space from Hal Goldstein.

“I’m so excited that it’s happening — it looks amazing; it’s just that I haven’t had a sign since around October,” said Kate Van Pelt, owner of Chickadee Consignment on East Broadway Avenue of the city’s façade project.

“I think it got too cold and they couldn’t paint,” she said, adding that she took her business sign down in October and it has been down ever since.

However, she is happy that work resumed Monday.

“I’m very amazed at what they’ve done so far. I appreciated my landlord and the money [he] has put in for this. I’m so happy he did it’s amazing,” she said.

City administrator Mike Harmon said due to the “uncharacteristically” warm weather, the project was able to continue this week.

“The city is pleased to see the project resume, and we are excited to see improvements continue in our downtown area,” Harmon said.

The city will hold an informational meeting with stakeholders on Friday at noon at city hall, at which time Curtis Architecture and Christner Contracting Inc. will discuss its plans for completion of the project and provide an updated timeframe.

“The city looks forward to the completion of the project, and is proud to be a part of a public-private partnership that is working to enhance our community,” Harmon said.

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