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2 facades next in Streator’s downtown

Two more downtown Streator facade grants moved forward Tuesday.

The Plan Commission recommended grants of $10,000 for H&H Mercantile, 314 E. Main St., and $15,000 to Teke’s, 113 W. Main St.

The facade grant for H&H Mercantile includes tuckpointing of the upper facade, removal and replacement of wood paneling on middle facade, repair of three faux windows, installation of three exterior light fixtures, installation of barn siding below first-floor windows and insertion of the H&H emblem in brick work.

The project will not include the existing flat awning, which was initially part of renovation plans, because of a potential hazard determined by a structural engineer. Owner Nancy Holmberg agreed to put aside that portion of the project, if she were able to readdress it with a future grant.

The facade grant for Teke’s involves a full renovation of the Oak Street, or west, side of the business. That grant will be voted on for final approval by the City Council at its next meeting.

City Engineer Jeremy Palm updated the Plan Commission on 10 current facade grant projects. Among the projects, the Majestic Theater is set for tuckpointing to host a Walldogs mural.

He said work to the Streator Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the former Thrifty Drugs on the 300 block of East Main Street is finished, and the Bromley & Brown Boutique is only awaiting an awning for completion. He also noted Flowers Plus, 216 E. Main St., awaits an awning and new sign.

Don’s Furniture, 311 E. Main St., and Balanced Spirit Wellness Center, 419 E. Main St., have yet to begin work.

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