Funding approved for Doerflinger building renovations

Funding is approved for improvements inside the old Doerflinger building in downtown La Crosse.

The city gave the go ahead for $200,000 thousand dollars to upgrade the building.

The first floor of the building on 4th and main street will soon be partially occupied by the national retailer Duluth Trading Company, Inc..

About half of the money will be in grant from while the other half will come in the form of a tax increment district  loan.

The money for the renovations will help restore the building to its original appearance.

“Just above the awnings there are five box signs, each sign is about 20 feet long. They will all be removed and then we will put transit glass back in it to make the existing transit glass on the building,” said Mike Keil, president of Doerflinger’s Second Century, Inc..

Construction has already started on the building. It is expected to be completed by late May.