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New owners add a fresh face to neglected buildings along the highway

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Cory Burroughs, left, and Eric Olson prep the old Hot China Restaurant building for a new coat of paint. Herald photo

By GEORGE CUSTER/Editor/The Herald  —  I couldn’t help but notice the flurry of activity taking place at the old Hot China Restaurant and the building that Bert’s Fishin’ Stuff previously occupied.

I spoke with local resident Eric Olson who was busy patching the old cement block and scraping peeling paint on the Hot China building in preparation for new paint and other facade improvements. When asked, Eric said that both buildings have recently changed hands and that the owners immediately ordered work to be done to improve their appearance.

Roger Gutierrez of Way To Go Painting, the owner of the painting contracting company, said that the new owner plans to put a mural on each of the two-story building.

Paula Litchfield of Mural, Mural on the Wall www.Mural Mural On The will be beautifying the building with her talents.

The owner of the two buildings will be utilizing the spaces with a combination of commercial spaces fronting the highway and creating vacation rentals behind.

It’s always nice to see business owners improving their properties, which, in turn, brightens up all of Oakridge.



A painting crew adds a fresh coat of paint to the old Bert’s Fishin’ Stuff building. Herald photo

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