Spectrum Design, along with the general contracting firm Breakell, Inc., held a ribbon cutting last week to reveal the completed first phase of renovations to a circa-1951 building at 16 W. Church Ave.
Named “Sixteen West,” the LEED-certified historic preservation project will restore the former S&W Cafeteria building to its original Art Deco style and will transform the 37,000-square-foot space into a facility that will provide healthy living amenities for downtown residents, including an upscale fitness club, and food/grocer vendors. Loft apartments will also be located on the second and third floors.
Sherman Lea, Vice-Mayor for the City of Roanoke was on hand for the unveiling, along with John Garland, President of Spectrum Design and James Breakell, President of Breakell Inc. Among the features highlighted were a restored street façade and lobby, and renderings of future renovation phases. There was also a ribbon cutting for the reopened Oasis Chiropractic and Wellness Center, which is part of phase 1 of the project.By Gene Marrano [email protected]