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Restaurant Space Planned for Self-Storage Building on Goodale

Brent Warren Brent Warren Restaurant Space Planned for Self-Storage Building on GoodaleRendering by Gunzelman Architecture + Interiors.
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A plan to renovate a 75-year-old building that is being used as a self-storage facility was presented to the Downtown Commission yesterday.

The building is located at 134 E. Goodale St. – across North Fourth Street from the Smith Brothers Hardware building – and the proposal calls for converting it into a multi-tenant space geared toward bar or restaurant users.

Laurie Gunzelman, of Gunzelman Architecture + Interiors, presented the idea to the commission yesterday for an initial review.

“We’re really excited about the opportunity to work on this project,” she said. “It’s a very unique site that connects the activity of High Street (with) what’s happening on the Fourth Street corridor.”

The building would hold space for three separate tenants, with multiple outdoor dining areas and a stage for performances.

“The interior of this building has some amazing structural components that we’re going to celebrate,” added Gunzleman.

The existing parking lot at the corner of North Fourth Street would remain, although part of it would be converted into patio space. Plans at this point call for the two billboards located on the lot to remain as well, Gunzelman said, and for a new sign on top of the building to be added where the support structure for a previous sign still exists.

The project will have to return to the commission for a final vote, and any new signage on top of the building would have to be approved as well.

Outdoor seating along Goodale Street. Rendering by Gunzelman Architecture + Interiors.
A view of the building from Goodale Street looking east. Photo by Brent Warren.
Part of the parking lot at the corner of North Fourth Street would be converted into patio space.
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