City Council Votes to Impose Historic Protection on Cal Johnson Building

City Council meetings sometimes provide a bit of drama and such was the case last night when it considered placing the Cal Johnson Building under historic zoning or H1 protection. Essentially, this means it cannot be easily demolished by current or future owners. It also typically means that redevelopment must follow sometimes difficult and involved […]

Downtown Development News You Might Have Missed

It’s been while since I did one of my make-up columns. These are news items reported elsewhere which I haven’t mentioned on this blog. I didn’t break the news and after it had been reported by others, there didn’t seem much point in rehashing. On the other hand, some of you may have missed parts […]

New Facade for Bacon and Company (and Shonos in the City)

On a recent climb from the Old City toward Gay Street – or downtown to uptown, if you prefer – I noticed large glass panels disappearing from the front of a building. It’s actually a series of three side-by-side buildings which house Bacon and Company. Some people may know the building by the most prominent […]