Facade given to The Stellar Cellar

The Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency recently awarded a facade improvement grant to local consignment shop, The Stellar Cellar.

Pictured from left to right are URA administrative assistant Terri Nations, URA board director David Jarrell, owner of The Stellar Cellar Jessi Fife and URA treasurer Gloria Hutton.

ROCK SPRINGS — The Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency (URA) recently presented a check to The Stellar Cellar for the façade improvements made to their new facility.

The Stellar Cellar, located at 403 North Front St., completed major exterior improvements and interior renovations to their new facility. Exterior improvements included the installation of new windows and doors, exterior lighting, signage and paint. The building has been undergoing renovations for the last year.

“This grant allowed us to create a fresh and unique store front,” said Jessi Fife, owner of Stellar Cellar. “We are so grateful for the funds and the opportunity!”

The Stellar Cellar is an alternative thrift and consignment shop located in Downtown Rock Springs. They offer gently used clothing items, handmade items, and much more! For more information, visit their Facebook at https://facebook.com/stellarcellarconsignment/ >.

URA Board Chairwoman Maria Mortensen added, “Jessi has worked hard to create a beautiful and inclusive space.”

The Rock Springs Main Street/URA provides a Façade Improvement Grant to building owners in the downtown area. The grant entitles the applicant up to $5,000.00 reimbursement towards the total cost façade improvement projects and paint; it’s a matching grant which requires the applicant to pay at minimum of 50% of the total cost of the improvements. The Façade Improvement Grant pertains to exterior improvements only and can be applied to a front, side, or rear facade provided it faces a public street or parking area.

Each year, the Rock Springs Main Street/URA holds several fundraising events. The funds generated by those events are used for the betterment of the downtown area including the issuance of Façade Improvement Grants to qualifying buildings.

The Rock Springs Main Street/URA is charged with the redevelopment of Downtown Rock Springs. As part of their mission, there are four standing committees – Economic Restructuring, Organization, Promotions and Design.

For more information on the Façade Improvement Grant or the overall program, contact the Rock Springs Main Street/URA at 307-352-1434 or visit their website at DowntownRS.com

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