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July 26, 2013

Couple revives downtown Clinton building

CLINTON — What was once a vacant downtown Clinton building filled only with historic charm and memories of a former restaurant, brewery or paper company, is now a bustling, modern office.

Patrick and Julie Lonergan purchased and renovated the building at 132 Sixth Ave. South to suit the needs of Julie’s senior housing management company and Patrick’s financial practice. While it took a little longer than expected, the extra time and effort were well worth it to make the space perfect for the Lonergan Group, the Clinton couple said.

"It's us. It's a little different from what you expect from what you see to when you come in. It's unique. And I love that it's a cool space that most people aren't anticipating to see in Clinton," Julie said. 

The wood floors remained in the building, which in its past was Patrick's Steakhouse, the Mississippi Brewing Company and the Clinton Paper Company. The bar area was given a slight makeover with new furniture and accessories. The couple also kept the exposed brick walls in most of the main floor area. A wall was added on the east side of the space to create several offices, mirroring the glass wall that already existed on the west side that formerly served as a means to keep cigarette smoke from drifting to the other areas of the restaurant.   

Where brewery space used to be is now a conference room complete with a mural done by a local artist. Tin ceilings and exposed duct work complete the space.  

"When we were in the Twin Cities and we traveled a lot to New York, Chicago and that's kind of a loft, creative space feel where they have that exposed brick and the duct work," Julie said. "And also it's just a cool feature architecturally. We have this great historic building to be able to keep those elements was important."  

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