Medina Historic Review Board approves 2 downtown projects

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 7 April 2016 at 12:00 am

Renderings courtesy Medina Architectural & Historic Review Board Zambistro is planning an addition to 408 Main St., as well as facade changes allowing for expanded outdoor seating.

Tim Hungerford is planning facade improvements at 414-416 Main St. Hungerford lives in a loft apartment at the building with his wife. He is renovating the first floor for retail space.

MEDINA – Two building owners near each other on Main Street will tackle facade restoration projects.

Michael Zambito, owner of Zambistro at 408 Main St., is also planning for an addition to the building. His plans for facade restoration and an addition were approved Tuesday by the Village of Medina Architectural & Historic Review Board.

The changes in the facade will expand outdoor seating and patio space for the restaurant.

“It’s a big move for him,” Board Chairman Chris Busch said about Zambito.

Busch praised the restaurant owner for making a big investment in the downtown, a project in sync with the character of the historic business district.

Just a few buildings from Zambistro, Tim Hungerford also is planning significant restoration work to the facade at 414-416 Main St. Hungerford lives in a loft apartment at the building. He is working to make the first floor attractive retail space.

The Architectural & Historic Review Board approved the project on Tuesday.