A strange reddish vinyl goo, which I hesitate to call paint, covered the retail space floors when I bought the Counts Bros. building. Even worse, Bhate Environmental told me that the goo most likely contained asbestos, so I was thrilled to see the goo removed. Underneath were the original wood floors. Although the dust hasn't been cleaned out, you can already see how good the sanded floors are going to look. Some of the old wood had been patched with metal plates. We replaced these metal patches with wood recovered from rear of the 1st floor, which was taken up to build secured indoor parking.
Appleseed has also started digging the new elevator shaft. The freight elevator will allow self-storage customers to move their belongings from their storage space to the secured parking area. Customers will also be able to access the elevator from the street-front lobby.