06 Sep SCA Weekly News Review: September 6, 2020
After 2019 storm, iconic sign back atop Mike’s Hot Dogs in Schenectady
From the Daily Gazette: SCHENECTADY — Passerby may have noticed a stretch of Erie Boulevard is shining brighter recently.
One year after a tree fell on the Mike’s Hot Dogs sign during a severe thunderstorm, the iconic display is back.
Workers completed installation on Saturday.
Despite being smashed, some parts of the 73-year-old sign managed to be salvaged.
“Some parts couldn’t be saved,” said owner John Mantis.
Duluth’s Kozy Bar again spared wrecking ball after Appeals Court steps in
From the Star Tribune: DULUTH – The city is once again barred from tearing down the former Kozy Bar and Apartments downtown, and a court ruled Duluth must also “perform all maintenance and repairs necessary to prevent the property’s further deterioration.”
The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday halted the city’s demolition plans on the Pastoret Terrace and Paul Robeson Ballroom, later known as the Kozy, after finding a lower court erred in ruling “there are no prudent and feasible alternatives to the property’s demolition,” the ruling said.
Redevelopment designs filed for Federal Reserve Bank, Baptist Convention buildings
From the Jacksonville Daily Record: Designs for the adaptive reuse of two historically designated urban core properties purchased by JWB Real Estate Capital in August are headed to the Downtown Development Review Board.
The real estate development firm, led by President Alex Sifakis, is seeking conceptual approval for mixed-use projects at the Federal Reserve Bank Building at 424 N. Hogan St. and the adjacent Baptist Convention Building at 218 W. Church St.
Renovation Reveals a SoCal Building’s First Façade
From NBC 4 – Los Angeles: Oh, the secrets that Southern California’s storied structures can surprisingly tell after many years of silent dormancy.
One day a building is undergoing a thorough renovation, and then, whoa, something is seen: A nicely intact façade, from a long-ago era, one that still possesses panache and plenty of historical importance.
That just happened, at 800 Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena, as a crew readied a building for Howlin’ Rays, Nashville Hot Chicken in LA.
Beneath the structure’s street-facing front, which had stood for almost four decades? Stunning ’20s-era signage for Adohr Milk Farms.