|Development continues in downtown Gering: New looks, shops expected in coming months|
|August 28, 2014 Jerry Purvis|
Photo by Jerry Purvis/Gering Citizen - Dick Tobey of Thompson Glass installs the new locks on the front doors of Logoz in downtown Gering.
Slowly but surely, downtown Gering businesses continue to remodel and plan for expansion.
Downtown Gering business Logoz is getting closer to completing renovations to its front facade. Owners Jeremy Dollarhide and Jared Michaelson have been working on a new entryway to their building on 10th Street for several months. Passers-by have witnessed the transformation of the building as a recessed entryway and new windows have been installed in recent weeks. Michaelson said the stucco work should be completed in the next week or so. The business also has new signage on order, but it probably won’t be installed until next spring.
“This is exactly what we were looking for,” Michaelson said. “This really opens up the patio and updates the look in our part of downtown Gering.”
Work continues on the new Family Dollar store located at 10th and R Streets. Construction was delayed due to the harsh winter of 2013, but now the store is nearing completion.
There’s still no word on an opening date, but city officials said company representatives should be visiting the area soon to put finishing touches on the building prior to opening.
Progress is anticipated at the former Gentry Medical Clinic Building. Co-owner Kristi Hughes, has installed new signage, calling the location “The Center Shops on Tenth.” Hughes said as soon as the firewall is finished in the building, which is a building code requirement, they’ll look at recruiting some new businesses. Hughes said she has already received interest from people who want to open retail shops in the building.