The Frankfort Redevelopment Commission announced they have purchased a pair of properties on North Main Street from the Clinton County Economic Advancement Foundation (CCEAF) Wednesday night.
Redevelopment Commission Joe Palmer said they have purchased both the Main Street Hotel at 354 North Main Street for $65,000 and the property at 350 North Main Street formerly known as The Cave for $18,000.
“We purchased it (The Cave) from CEEAF just so we possibly can get something good out of it,” said Palmer. “It’s been setting idle for several years with nothing going on. We also purchased that (Main Street Hotel) also. Hopefully, we’ll get some good clientele to step forward and do something good with those properties.”
Palmer added this is also an attempt to start downtown redevelopment up North Main Street.
“We’re trying to get these (properties) under control where the right people can go back in, put money into them and make them into a better looking place,” said Palmer.
Palmer also announced that the groundbreaking ceremony for Prairie Creek Park will be held at noon on Wednesday, January 9, at the site of the park across from Nickel Plate Flats.