Six Beacon buildings join the Historic Overlap District
The Salvation Army doesn't want the headaches, though.
In Beacon Adds Six Properties to Historic District, Jeff Simms of the Highlands Current provides the addresses of the six buildings mentioned in the title, and in some cases their historic uses, but doesn't identify what businesses the buildings house today. That’s odd since that’s how most people think about Main Street properties.
Here are the buildings in question:
269 Main -- now Alp's Sweet Shop on the corner of South Walnut, and long ago, the Beacon News.
232 Main -- now Homespun Foods.
314 Main -- now The Last Outpost Store on the corner of North Chestnut.
315 Main -- now Glazed Over Donuts on the corner of South Cedar.
403 Main -- now Malouf Chiropractor on the corner of Teller.
1158 North Ave (9D) -- now Giannetta Salon and Spa.
The Salvation Army building at 372 Main has been identified as a possible addition to the historic overlay district, but the owner -- again, The Salvation Army -- is objecting, which will require a supermajority of the City Council to overrule. Simms points out this would complicate proposed construction next door at 364 Main, now the Citizen Bank building:
If it is added to the district, the decision on the special-use permit required to build a fourth story next door at 364 Main St. would shift to the City Council, rather than the Planning Board.
Maybe that’s a good reason for a supermajority in favor of the motion.