FOX 66 News at Ten
A building in downtown Saginaw that has sat vacant for nearly five years is about to get a serious upgrade.
The new owners of the historic Bearinger building are trying to breathe new life into the structure with businesses hoping to open by early 2013.
James Bricault, the new owner of the Bearinger said, "My business partner, Alicia Zarazua, and I grew up here in Saginaw and it was once the place to live and work. We had been searching for a while to find the right venue to provide an outlet for growth, hope and pride once again in the downtown district."
The new owners bought the building off of the popular website, Craigslist.com.
Bricault is also the founder of The Center of Grants and Growth, a nonprofit organization located in downtown Saginaw as well. He is the sole owner of the Bearinger Fireproof Building, and he and Zarazua will co-own several of the independent small businesses housed in the building.
The duo is busy working on first floor renovations to introduce the downtown community to a new deli, energy house, jewelry store and online consignment shop. Jimmy's Deli is set to feature fresh and healthy choices for breakfast and lunch. The energy house, High Energy Bar, is a newer concept and will offer coffees, teas and natural energy drinks and products, and provide access to healthy homemade juices and smoothies. Bearinger ROCKS is a distinctive vintage-wear boutique for men and women, and a jewelry store that carries handmade, custom jewelry created with extraordinary rocks, fossils and other all-natural material. The JunkBox is a central location for an online consignment shop.
Their future vision for the building includes adding a staffing company, fitness and day care center, tattoo shop, martini and wine lounge and rental space.
The 60,000 square foot Bearinger Fireproof Building was built in 1881-1882 by Isaac Bearinger, who is known for building the first fireproof building in Saginaw; as well as, for building the first electric trolley running from Saginaw to Bay City.
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Tuesday, December 4 2012, 10:01 AM EST
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