Downtown stores getting a facelift

Wanda Kurchaba
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If you happen to be driving down 10th Street in the last day or so, I’m sure that you couldn’t help but take a second look at the big gaping hole in the front of one the buildings.

 

Contractor Ryan Lamont of Rylam Developments said the building at 122-10th Street is undergoing a complete facade renovation. It is a joint project by Brandon Downtown Development Corporation and the owner of the building, Brent Campbell.

 

“It’s getting a full facelift. We’re replacing the windows at street level, as well as up top. We’re painting the entire building, adding some modern siding, tin and such,” said Lamont.

 

Rylam Developments, operating in the Wheat City for over nine years, have worked on a variety of construction projects similar to this in downtown Brandon, plus they are also new home builders. Lamont said the improvements to this building will flow with the rest of the work that has been done in recent years in the 100 block of 10th Street.

 

“It’s going to be a cool mix of old with some new, modern touches. The look is taking more of an arts theme to highlight the businesses that are currently located within the building including the Brandon School of Dance, Empower Boxing and Kirin Martial Arts Club,” said Lamont.

 

Demolition started on May 1 and the project will continue for the next three to four weeks. The City of Brandon announced through the road closure notices that the sidewalk on the West side of the street (in and around the building) is closed for one month during construction.

 

The main level of the building is currently available for lease. For full details and complete information, contact Realtor Brad Hardy with Royal LePage.

Brandon School of Dance, Empower Boxing and Kirin Martial Arts Club