ROSEVILLE – Nearly a decade of grant-funded projects are transforming the village of Roseville.
Few will have the impact of a the new supermarket building. “It will be the centerpiece of a new downtown,” said Heidi Milner, the village’s fiscal officer.
It is nearing completion on part of the former Ungemach Pottery site on Potters Lane. Construction was funded by $750,000 in grants, the bulk of which was a USDA Rural Development Grant, and local investment. The new building features a grocery store, restaurant space and a walk-up window that could be used for ice cream orders. Garage doors on each side of the dining area will give it a pleasant summer atmosphere, as will a patio behind the building that opens facing the levy.
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The village has not had a grocery store since Baker’s IGA closed in 2007.
Officials are looking for someone to lease the building and operate the store and restaurant. That individual or individuals will be responsible for about $250,000 worth of equipment to get the store up and running, Milner said.
“The village doesn’t want to be a landlord,” Milner said, “our goal is to set up the right conditions for business to start and prosper with the intentions to sell the property and building in order to move onto the next economic development phase.”
The village also received an energy efficiency grant from AEP for the new supermarket, which is one more step the village took to make the…