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Downtown grants at work Two businesses complete improvements

Friday, November 30, 2012

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Pictured above is Shepard's Embroidery, located at 415 Broadway before improvements were made. Olen and Berneice Morris own the building. Pictured below is Berneice Morris standing in front of the building after improvements were made.
Improvements have begun on downtown businesses that were awarded Monett Main Street grants to help enhance the appearance of downtown Monett.

Seven building owners submitted fašade grant applications and four grants were selected for funding.

Main Street's goal in offering the grants was to stimulate doable projects that would not require substantial financial investment made possible by saving over several years. The grants provide a dollar-for-dollar match up to $1,500.

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Pictured above is Shepard's Embroidery, located at 415 Broadway before improvements were made. Olen and Berneice Morris own the building. Pictured below is Berneice Morris standing in front of the building after improvements were made.
Two of the four businesses were officially completed on Nov. 8.

The Flea Market, owned by Lily Ann Petersen and located at 223 Broadway received a $1,500 grant for a $7,200 project.

Petersen has changed the business to Oasis Health Care. She is transitioning into health care products, service and coaching.

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Pictured above is one of the four businesses that were awarded a Monett Main Street grant for improvements. The business is located at 223 Broadway and is a flea market owned by Lily Petersen. The business is transitioning into Oasis Health Care. Below is the business after improvements have been made. Petersen is holding a picture of the mural that is painted on the east side of the building.
Petersen put on a new awning, replaced broken exterior tile, painted the exterior to compliment the awning and painted a mural on the east side of the building.

Olen and Berneice Morris received a $475 grant to go towards the $950 project at Shepard's Embroidery, located at 415 E. Broadway. The improvements included replacing broken tiles, power washing the awning and temporarily painted over the old awning letters.

The other grant winners include JAF Properties at 401, 403 and 405 E. Broadway. JAF Properties received a $1,500 grant. The $17,500 project will complete removal of the existing fašade and replace the storefronts with new brick, windows and columns. Active businesses operate in all three buildings.

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Pictured above is one of the four businesses that were awarded a Monett Main Street grant for improvements. The business is located at 223 Broadway and is a flea market owned by Lily Petersen. The business is transitioning into Oasis Health Care. Below is the business after improvements have been made. Petersen is holding a picture of the mural that is painted on the east side of the building.
The fourth grant was given to Efrain Zabala, owner of the vacant building at 418 E. Broadway. Zabala received a $750 grant towards a $1,500 project. Zabala will install new windows, paint, remove exterior sheet metal, improve the awning and complete work on the entrance.

Monett Main Street is hoping to award another round of grants in 2013.



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