Project to repurpose hardware store to dining venue receives $75,000 grant

7 Nov 2019

The renovation of the former Ace Hardware store on the northeast corner of the downtown square in Jefferson into a restaurant/tap room got one step closer when Jefferson Matters: Main Street was awarded a $75,000 grant for the project from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA).

The business will be known as the Public House. Owners Amanda Bills and Addi Meyer, Jefferson Matters: Main Street director Peg Raney, city administrator Mike Palmer, House representative Phil Thompson, and Linda Eighmy represented Jefferson at the event held at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden.

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