In May 2014, CHCURC purchased the prominent Dow Corner buildings at Hamilton and Cedar Avenues, across from PNC Bank (5901/5905 Hamilton Avenue). A $35,000 grant from the Duke Energy Urban Revitalization Initiative funded architectural and engineering drawings to renovate both the Dow Corner and former Doll House Buildings.
Brink Brewing Company opened at 5905 Hamilton Avenue in February 2017, and has seen great success thus far – winning Best Very Small Brewery & Brewer at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival! New storefront windows were installed in the corner building in Fall 2018, and further renovations will take place after renovations are completed on the Doll House (5917 Hamilton) and National City Bank (5932 Hamilton). This building will house commercial tenants on the first floor, as well as 4 apartments on the second floor.
CHCURC posted a Request for Proposals (RFP) in early 2019, which closed at the end of January – we hope to announce new commercial tenants in the near future!