Jamestown Bar Moves Closer To Renovations

Jamestown City Council Chambers 01/28/19

JAMESTOWN – A popular downtown bar is one step closer to undergoing major renovations following a decision by the Jamestown City Council during its meeting Monday evening. 

The Council unanimously approved a quit claim deed on a parcel of property from the Second Street Right-of-Way for the development and expansion of Shawbucks. Owner Kurt Johnson, as part of the agreement, would purchase the parcel at the fair market value of $1,000 from the City in an effort to add a three-story deck to the building.

Johnson, in addition, will need to have the final site plan approval obtained for the renovations. Before there’s a property transfer, a valid building permit will need to be secured.

According to the resolution, Johnson will be responsible for all legal costs, filing fees and administrative costs. Finally, Johnson will be tasked with paying the costs associated with street reconfiguration, including the relocation of street lights and other infrastructure.

Officials held a public meeting prior to the vote.


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