Lewis Building Sold, To Be Renovated.

There was excellent news in the Tuesday edition of the Tribune.

Couple buys old New Albany building for mixed use; Husband and wife to live on upper floors of Market Street relic, lease ground-level to ‘something within the arts’, by Eric Scott Campbell (News-Tribune).

Sprucing up the Lewis Furniture & Appliance building will be no easy task, but when you’ve renovated a log cabin, perhaps you’ve got the correct mindset to get it done.

Matt and Jessica Bergman paid $138,000 on Monday for the vacant three-story structure at 135 E. Market St, Matt Bergman said …

… “We wanted something we could save and that had a lot of history, and we’re really interested in downtown-type living,” Bergman said. “Compared to downtown Louisville, New Albany has a smaller, hometown feel … I hope we can be an instrumental part in bringing young people back downtown.”

The Bergmans plan to renovate the upper floors and reside there, while renting the storefront for arts-related use, and they’ll be hosting a “before” open house on August 27.

We wish them the best of luck in their restorative endeavor. Posted by Picasa