The building on Main Street near Florida Avenue has been vacant in recent years (see recent photos). Lohr, 83, bought it in 1967 and says a resurgence in downtown investment makes this the right time to restore his building, which downtown history experts say was built around 1925.

Source: Bay News 9

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