Some last minute Christmas gifts for a couple of local groups thanks to the Port Huron Downtown Development Authority. The board gave the go-ahead Tuesdau for an expenditure to help restore the front of the building at Studio 1219. This after a structural review was made according to D.D.A. member and City Manager Bruce Brown. It found several needs but the exterior on the building's east side was the major item. The total cost for replacing the front of the building is 25-thousand dollars...with the D.D.A. and the Community Foundation each to pay half for the work. Both groups share ownership. Other projects will be considered as well in the new year. Also approved at this morning's D.D.A. meeting was a ten-thousand dollar expenditure to match funds with a dozen member restaurant coalitition which intends to use the monies for advertising and promotions in attempts at luring more customers to the downtown area.
Port Hruon Bar and Restaurant Collective members Mike Taylor and Scott Scandalito presenting to the D.D.A.
Rick Mills discussing problems found with the Studio 1219 building.