From today’s paper:
Visitors to the Roanoke City Market Building soon will see significant changes under way as construction begins to replace four retail kiosks and build two new kitchens.
Market building director Sara Guerry said Tuesday that operators hope to have the kiosks removed from the center of the ground floor and replaced with a mobile stage and seating area by late November, but the kitchens may take longer to finish.
A building permit filed Tuesday by Lionberger Construction of Roanoke valued the cost of the renovations at $240,000, but leasing agent Roger Elkin with Hall Associates said the actual cost of the project likely will be lower.
He said the figure on the permit was based on the most expensive possible build-out for the kitchen spaces, and some materials from the kiosks probably can be sold or recycled.
Like much of the original market building renovations, Elkin said, this work will be funded by tax credits from private investments.
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