Work continues on the Historic Bank on Main St. in Anamoose. Andy Melton has been doing the renovation and Ewert Construction did the dry wall taping and texturing.
The flooring and ceiling have yet to be done. The ceiling will be white tin ceiling panels.
The old safe will be left in place and may be used for memorabilia. It is very unusual in that it has two doors. The brick wall on the west side of the safe has been left exposed. There are two bathrooms-one east of the safe and one in the basement. Glass board will be used on the walls for easy cleaning. The basement steps have been moved to the middle-next to the north wall. The basement is in good condition and will be used for storage. All windows have been replaced. The front door was taken to Kevin Duchsherer in Drake for rebuilding.
The plumbing, heating and air conditioning was done by Ralph’s Plumbing and Heating in Minot where Chad Marquart (formerly from Anamoose) works. The electrical work is being done by Heilman Electric in Harvey. Kitchen appliances have not been purchased yet.
The Anamoose JDA owns the building and will lease it out for a restaurant. Members of the JDA are: Frank Ewert, president; Mike Rudnick; Mike Borgen; Ted Mertz; Bill Goodwin; and Jackie Martin. The estimated openng date is the end of September.