UNION — The new Main Street Junction in downtown Union moved a step closer to being a reality this week with the completion of the demolition of an adjacent building.
City of Union Utility Department Director Joe Nichols said this week that the demolition of the building at 105 E. Main Street had been completed and the construction phase would soon get under way. Nichols said the building was demolished to make way for a patio with handicapped access to the park being built behind Main Street and to the restroom facilities in Main Street Junction. He said that construction is to be completed by no later than mid-September.
Main Street Junction will be located in the building at 107 E. Main Street which is being renovated to serve as multi-purpose facility that can accommodate events and activities such as weddings, receptions, family reunions, corporate meetings, dances, comedy shows and fashion shows.
When completed Main Street Junction will feature a catering kitchen, restrooms, and a banquet area downstairs. There will be accordion glass doors at the back of building that will open onto a covered veranda. Stairs on both ends of the deck will allow access to the fenced-in garden area.
The reception area in front of the building will have two flat screen TVs, chairs, sofa and tables. An elevator inside the reception area will take people to second floor. There is also a stairway beside the building allowing entry from the sidewalk to upstairs.
The upstairs areas will feature two offices, a kitchenette, a conference room with a flat-screen TV, restrooms, bridal dressing room and large meeting area in back.
Construction on the approximately $1.5 million project began in 2015 and is projected to be completed this year.
The Main Street Junction Committee which oversee the project is working on rental prices for the downstairs “Great Room,” the veranda, the ornamental park, the upstairs conference room and the two offices.
Anyone interested in renting all or part of Main Street Junction may call Debbie Woodard at the City of Union at 429-1700.
Licensed, professional caterers are needed for a preferred catering list being drawn up for Main Street Junction. For more information call Curtiss Hunter at 466-4711.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.