Following a refurbishing of more than $1.8 million, the Sweet Auburn Curb Market was rededicated Tuesday.
The market, which also celbrated its 88th anniversary Tuesday, put in new floors, replaced the roof, installed new HVAC units and restored the exterior brick facade.
The bulk of the improvements in the 50,000-square-foot facility, centered on much-needed maintenance and energy-efficient components were paid for via $789,040 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and another $1.1 million in Community Development Block Grant money.
“We are thrilled with the many necessary improvements that have been made to our historic building,” said Pamela Joiner, general manager of the Municipal Market, which operates the Sweet Auburn Curb Market.
“Many of the renovations may not be immediately obvious, such as the replacement of most of the HVAC units and the upgrade to the fire sprinkler system, but new and long-time visitors are sure to notice our new signage, the removal of the weathered yellow awnings and exterior paint, the renovation of our restrooms, and the newly finished floors."