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Saturday, 09 May 2015 01:15

Family Tree Re-opens After Move

 May 8 was the grand re-opening of The Family Tree after their recent move. The building was formerly the Triangle Discount.  Pictured from left are Doug Kuyvenhoven (building owner), Nelson Frank (previous owner of the Triangle Discount and building), Matthew & Jen Schlauch (owners of the Family Tree), Connie Goodall (Economic Development Officer for North Huron), Sharon Chambers (CAO for North Huron), Jeff Drost (building owner and contractor who did all the work on the building).  Economic Development Officer, Connie Goodall, had this to say:

             "There are several ingredients that contribute to a sustainable and successful community.
             One of the most important is a healthy and vibrant downtown that continues to be interesting to stakeholders and residents alike.  In turn there are several factors that help make up that healthy and vibrant downtown.     
             One is a downtown where partnerships are established.  The creation of the Wingham BIA has proven to be a wonderful vehicle for business networking, information sharing and the completion of community projects.  Those projects include the work of the curb appeal committee that has tackled clean up and revitalization projects that have added to the visual appeal and walkability of the main street core.  Their enthusiasm has inspired others to make improvements that reflect downtown pride and spirit.  All of which as you can imagine are factors to a vital downtown. 
             A robust service and retail sector is necessary and we have it – we all know that “You can find it all in Wingham”. 
             Last but not least is the commitment of both private and public investment. Both are apparent on our main street with new street lighting, the addition of street banners and flower baskets, as well as, the significant public investment that we are here for today.  This project has preserved an aging building and given it new life as an attractive retail destination. 
             To quote one of the more recognizable urban planners in recent times:  Communities “have the capacity of providing something for everybody only because, and only when they are created by everybody.”  Today we say congratulations to Doug Kuyvenhoven and Jeff Drost for their significant contribution to the revitalization of Josephine Street and wish Jen and Matt Schlauch long and continued success as a member of the Wingham business community."

Picture courtesy of Pauline Kerr - Wingham Advance Times.  A major facelift was done on the building as can been seen in these extra photos.

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