By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

From one problem to another

Real Reflections forced to move across the street

 

December 14, 2023

NICK PEDLEY/SENTINEL-NEWS

Workers from Schmillen Construction demolish the former Create-A-Craft building Nov. 2 while standing atop Real Reflections' roof.

The demolition of one downtown Hartley building has revealed significant issues with another.

Real Reflections owner Tricia Elgersma last month was forced to move operations of her business across the street to Salon West. The abrupt change of space came following the demolition of the former Create-A-Craft building in November, which sat directly north of Real Reflections.

According to Elgersma, previously unseen water issues were revealed when the neighboring building was torn down. Moisture had been infiltrating the space between the two structures for decades, which rotted the exterior...



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