EDMORE — A major grant seven years in the making is finally a reality for a historic building in this village.
Edmore Village Manager James Lower today announced the village has been awarded a $625,875 grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. for the old General Bag Corp. building.
The grant will be matched by $244,125 from the Edmore Downtown Development Authority (DDA) for a total investment of $870,000 to renovate the old factory into the Edmore Marketplace — a vision that calls for dozens of vendors selling local goods in the fully restored 1880s-era building.
“This is great news for Edmore,” said DDA President Jack Miller. “The development of the Edmore Marketplace is the first, and perhaps most important step, in our longterm plan for Edmore.”
The good news comes just in time for Edmore’s annual Potato Festival, which is set to kick off Thursday.
See Thursday’s Daily News for the complete story.