Another project for the Glove Factory building is presented to City Council

    Christy Bley of Beardstown presented to the Beardstown City Council Tuesday night her plans for the former Glove Factory building located on East Main in Beardstown.The City is advertising for a bid opening in April approved after an industrial fish processing business approached the city asking to purchase the city-owned property. Bley said she would open a riverfront ballroom on the west side of the building for youth gatherings. It would be available for birthday parties, wedding anniversaries, and alumni. The building would house retail vendors which have committed to move into the building. Another phase would include a modestly-sized fishing dock with staircase access to the river.
    The east side would be a Garden Room/Greenhouse which would result in a year-round farmer's market. Bley said she would not ask for any Tax Increment Finance money from the city. Bid opening is April 21.

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