DANK Haus Executive Director Nicholle Dombrowski announced this week a $250,000 plan to renovate the building’s façade at 4740 N. Western Ave. Half of the cost will be covered by a Small Business Improvement Fund Grant, provided by funds from the North Western Avenue TIF.
The construction project, scheduled to begin June 2011, will restore the look of the building’s original 1927 look. The current plywood covering over much of the first floor was put up after a building tenant, the Petro Restaurant, burned out in the 1980′s, said Dombrowski.
The current tenants, Becker Pharmacy and Athenian Shoe Imports, will stay open throughout the renovations.
“We’ve been planning this for several years so we’ve been working ways to ensure access and ways they have signage there,” said Dombrowski.