$89,000 Facade Grant Approved For Centennial Restaurant

27 Jan 2022


The Jefferson City Council last week approved a façade improvement grant of $89,635 for the downtown building at 100 E. State that will house The Centennial restaurant.

The building, at the northwest corner of the square, is the former home of Angie’s Tea Garden. It is now owned by a group of about 50 women under the name Why Not Us LLC. Peg Raney, a member of the group, told the council the restaurant business will be operated by Sarah Ostrander, a Grand Junction native who has culinary experience and has taken culinary courses. She has previously been employed in Des Moines.
The façade grant requires a 50-50 match, which will be provided by Why Not Us. Contractor for the improvement is Westbrooke Construction, with Pete Franks as architect. Westbrook, which also did the roof replacement on the building, is using a number of local subcontractors for the project. Franks headed up Jefferson’s downtown renovation project a few years ago.

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