Many of you likely heard about the downtown fire that devastated a number of local businesses on May 17.

As you would imagine, the demolition and clean-up from that blaze has affected some of the façade work that’s planned for historic structures on the square.  Take a look at this photo that shows just how bad the damage was — sadly, you can see sunlight streaming in, where the roof used to be.

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The first phase of Stellar façades work remains “in progress.”  Soon, we’ll be moving on to Phase 2 of the façade plans, and structural assessments on the buildings for that work have already begun.

Here’s a brand new photo of the ongoing façade work downtown.  What’s your favorite change on the square so far?