, the empty storefront between and the old Greer Ivey Hardware store on South Peachtree Street is finally getting a fresh facade.
Construction started Monday on what many refer to as the "Greer building," the 87 S. Peachtree St. space owned by the Greer family.
The Norcross Architectural Review Board has approved the conditions of the restructuring plans, which involves constructing a 1920's facade to match the rest of downtown, according to City Planner Chris McCrary.
The board also approved the construction of a "light shell" storefront so that essentially any business owner who would occupy the space can turn it into whatever he or she pleases.
David Greer, one of the owners of the building, said he wishes to either sell, lease or rent out the space, but has not made an official decision on what business will end up occupying the storefront.
"We've had a lot of inquiries on the space, but we have not had a full determination of what will go there," Greer said, adding that entrepreneurs from the restaurant, retail and office industries all have made offers.
Many Norcross locals are interested in , but McCrary's main concern on the old space was the safety, which is the reason why the structure was demolished in the first place.
Earlier in the year, an independent structural engineer determined that the building had been safety hazard because of its dilapidation from water and rain infiltration. The after McCrary's proposal to do so at the March city council meeting, and it was only a few weeks until the storefront was completely taken down.
McCrary and Greer both said that construction should be finished in the next 90 days.
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