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London Bridge Pub receiving Exterior Upgrades
« on: March 19, 2010, 05:09:58 AM »
London Bridge Pub receiving Exterior Upgrades



The London Bridge Pub will soon be the recipient of a renovation project that will involve installing new store fronts and doorways to the historic United Cigar Store building.

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Re: London Bridge Pub receiving Exterior Upgrades
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2010, 07:39:34 AM »
Its about time.  The previous owners got tired of waiting.  I hope this happens...
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Re: London Bridge Pub receiving Exterior Upgrades
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2010, 09:10:22 AM »
^^ The previous owners got tired of waiting for what?

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Re: London Bridge Pub receiving Exterior Upgrades
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2010, 09:26:30 AM »
What a major improvement to this very visible and important corner - Carnegie Library across the street; FloridaTheatre around the block, etc. 

Is this an owner funded project or is any grant money involved?

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Re: London Bridge Pub receiving Exterior Upgrades
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2010, 01:11:43 PM »
Good question, Miss Fixit. Much of these improvements could be made by the operator(s), but they don't seem interested. Not likely to be owner funded.

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Re: London Bridge Pub receiving Exterior Upgrades
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2010, 02:37:30 PM »
This is def needed
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Re: London Bridge Pub receiving Exterior Upgrades
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2010, 05:10:29 PM »
They definitely need better outside furniture.  The stuff they have now is mismatched.

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Re: London Bridge Pub receiving Exterior Upgrades
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2010, 12:41:20 AM »
This is good news for Downtown and the thread title suggests it will be done. Though I admitt I am confused by some of the other posts which suggest it won't be?  It is my understanding that exterior improvements like this done to a multiple leaseholder building would often fall to the owner (control reasons as much as anything) rather than the individual leaseholders.  Though I am sure they get to pay for it in increased rent!  However, I would still guess there is some grant money or tax credits, ETC. at work here as well.
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Re: London Bridge Pub receiving Exterior Upgrades
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2010, 08:41:22 AM »
This is good news for Downtown and the thread title suggests it will be done. Though I admitt I am confused by some of the other posts which suggest it won't be?  It is my understanding that exterior improvements like this done to a multiple leaseholder building would often fall to the owner (control reasons as much as anything) rather than the individual leaseholders.  Though I am sure they get to pay for it in increased rent!  However, I would still guess there is some grant money or tax credits, ETC. at work here as well.

That was my thought, too - the landlord/owner of the entire building should be responsible for the improvements and I'm curious about the extent and source of any grants or credits he may have received.

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Re: London Bridge Pub receiving Exterior Upgrades
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2010, 01:49:35 PM »
Understand that some of the "improvements" would need to be done by the lessee. If someone breaks a window, the building owner isn't going to pay for it. Now, if you're asking me what kind of operator replaces a broken window with a piece of plywood...

I see their outside furniture as being symbolic of their operating philosophy.

And who doesn't love an English pub that serves microwave pizzas?

Sorry, I just wish so hard for that place to be great again... but if you don't know how to run a restaurant, please don't buy a restaurant.

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Re: London Bridge Pub receiving Exterior Upgrades
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2010, 04:46:06 PM »
any improvements to any building in the downtown area however miniscule or extravegant is still an improvement.... imo  :D
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