June 30, 2011 - 1:26 pm - Posted in News

July 8 event celebrates completion of first phase of Phoenix Project

Just three years after a fire destroyed the historic Hawkeye Building in downtown Orange City, the public is invited to celebrate the completion of the new Hawkeye Center at ribbon cutting ceremonies on Friday, July 8, beginning at 9:30am. The Hawkeye Center – which features old-world Dutch architecture in keeping with the community’s ethnic main street charm – serves as an important anchor for Orange City’s vibrant downtown. The building is Phase 1 of the Phoenix Project, a bold and progressive initiative that “rose from the ashes” of the Hawkeye Building following the fire in the summer of 2008.

“We are both pleased and proud to unveil the Hawkeye Center to our community,” reports Marty Guthmiller, chair of the Phoenix Project task force and a member of the Orange City Development Corp, which owns and operates the new Hawkeye Center. “Without the support of our community, this true cornerstone of our downtown area would not have been possible.”

The Hawkeye Center features five loft condominiums on the upper level, with underground parking for residents. The main floor will be home to Evie’s Hallmark, along with a coffee and ice cream shoppe, scheduled to be open this fall. Phase 2 of the Phoenix Project — a unique “destination” event center — is currently underway, with expected completion next summer.

According to Guthmiller, the ribbon cutting event will include an official presentation at the site on the corner of main street in Orange City starting at 9:30am on July 8, followed by refreshments and tours of the building. “Tours of the two condo units still for sale, and the parking garage, will be offered until 1pm,” reports Guthmiller.

June 29, 2011 - 12:24 pm - Posted in News

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