Nothing yet for Franz Hardware building

22 Jul

Stephen Ford of Current Commercial shared his disappointment at the recent, as he put it, “Dear John” notice from the potential tenant for the former Discover Bicycles location at 2nd and Oak. The wannabe had wanted to put in a spa. Not to be, it seems, so Ford is back in the hunt for someone to anchor that corner.

By the way, if you’ve been concerned about — or the cause of — the proliferation of posters pasted without permission on that dark store’s windows, Ford shares the dismay. He removes them. Like mushrooms, they reappear.

Background, the Downtown Business Council has approached managers of empty stores to offer the temporary use of artwork in those windows, to dress them up at street level. If you’ve got art you’d share for this effort — the committee has other sources identified — feel free to contact me and I’ll relay your offer.

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One Response to “Nothing yet for Franz Hardware building”

  1. Kathy Watson July 22, 2010 at 6:30 pm #

    Hey, I have an idea for the Franz Hardware building. How about … a hardware store? I sure miss having one downtown. My goodness, I hat getting in my car to drive to get a lightbulb, an extension cord, a screw.

    Maybe, now that downtown residency has become more dense, an all-around utility store-cum-minimart would survive? Probably not, but I’m just thinkin’ it would be nice.

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