More about the renovation of that building where Abe’s Rental used to be.


As noted yesterday, the art deco building at 140 E. Main Street finally has been sold after years of vacancy, and is being renovated.

You know, that building where Abe’s Rental used to be (140 E Main St).

Many of us know it as the place where Abe’s Rental used to be, but it originally was a service station (above) and a Sears auto center. Yesterday the roof was swarming with workers.

Here is an aerial view, and the plan for overhaul, for which the developer will be spending around $120,000. Potential uses are commercial, as offices, restaurant or cafe. Not much is clear beyond the renovation itself, which will bring a genuinely unique property back into play.

Now, about those streets …

Why we fight: In 2014, Jeff Speck told us how street design impacts our city.