Post-fire restoration underway

September 13, 2007
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38 E. Washington St.In the discussion about Jaron Garrett's plans for Washington and Pennsylvania streets, someone asked about 38 E. Washington St. The building burned earlier this year, and now is being restored. Plans call for first-floor retail and second-floor offices. This rendering is courtesy of local architect Charles O. Rivers. The work is being done by locally based Pro-Kleen Restorations LLC.

In other news: If you have any Bearno's nostalgia, mark your calendar. The sports memorabilia, tables and restaurant equipment are scheduled to be auctioned off at 10 a.m. Saturday. What else is going on?

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  • Seems like a waste of money. As pie-in-the-sky as Jaron Garrett's plans are, that's really what that corner needs.

    Still, this is an obvious improvement over the burned-out look. Why so few windows in the upper level, though?
  • So, did the Adobo Grill plan for 110 East Washington street go through? Three months later there doesn't seem to be too much going on there. They probably would have loved to have the former Bearno's location.
  • Cory, where is the auction?
  • As far as I know, Adobo is a go. They're already working on the interior. The auction is in the former Bearno's space.
  • Hey Cory, may you please find us an update on The Cosmopolitan? The aparment/retail building to be built on the canal. Thanks!
  • *apartment
  • RESTORED. mmmm. Covering the front facade with panels is not restoring. Looks like a cheap 60's gut and cover job. And what’s up with NO WINDOWS. (Or the two holes I guess are windows). You’re on the street and you want to rent office space with NO WINDOWS. Cheap is cheap but Dam....this is really cheap.
  • Covering the facade with cheap '60s?

    That's what is up there already!! The rendering shows the current covering will either be cleaned or replaced with materials that echo the present-day appearance.
  • Is this building immediately next to the proposed tower?
  • Also, any idea what kind of retail they want?
  • Yes, it's next to the proposed tower. I'm not sure what type of retail they're looking for.
  • Cory -
    Can you check in on the renovation of Buggs Temple? Its going to be too cold for a Ritters run here soon.
    Thanks.
  • Rachel -- I've honestly lost track of the number of opening dates I've heard for Buggs Temple. I think I've heard 4 different dates this spring/summer alone.

    I did walk by a couple days ago and peaked in the windows. I can tell you that it looks like it's couple hard-days-work from being ready for opening -- a sharp contrast from the way it looked back in July with exposed framings everywhere. However, it honestly doesn't look that there's any hard work going on.

    What a mystery that place is. The work/progress never stops but it never actually opens.

    Cory -- I also noticed that there's an auction sign from Colliers Turley Martin Tucker out in front of Peyton's Place at Indiana Ave. and West St. I think the date is October 3rd. Not too exciting, but I suppose it's worth keeping an eye on.
  • Erich, predevelopment work on The Cosmopolitan appears to be proceeding. There was a zoning hearing this past Wednesday regarding alley vacations on the site.
  • I totally agree with bob. If you're going to invest money into improving the building, why not do it right by removing the ugly 1960s panels truly restore the facade? Cheap is right.
  • The Peyton's Place auction has been canceled as of Monday (Sept 17th). Apparently a buyer stepped up to the plate.

    **Does anyone know what restaurant is going into Peyton's Place?
  • Your site is great! It is very impressive. I've enjoyed the visit! taylor rain
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  • I was hoping that they would restore a facade underneath the 60's siding or atleast construct a new classic one. I hope the structure next door to it(that is painted white) is restored, its from the 1850's and is one of the oldest downtown structures. Demolishing it would be a waste.

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