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Painters brave heights to work on historic Medina building

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 30 May 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

MEDINA – Pro Seal and Paint of Batavia is out on high ladders today working on a building at 112-114 East Center St. Kathy Blackburn is working to turn the vacant building into an old-fashioned ice cream parlor. The new business is expected to open this summer.

Blackburn will have the storefront façades match their original 19th century appearance. The storefronts will have new awnings, fresh paint and new signs.

In the top photo, Michael Neth descends the ladder after painting part of the third floor of the building.

Neth said the wind was calm today, so he didn’t mind being up high, painting the building in Medina.

Justin Carlo of Pro Seal and Paint works on the exterior of the building that is next to Rotary Park.