From distributing medicine to serving up dishes, a historic New Baltimore building is prepping for change.
The former Anchor Bay Pharmacy on Washington Street is slated to become a restaurant, new owner Matthew Cipriano told City Council Monday night.
Site plans call for the building to be refurbished, with upgrades including changes to the facade and windows replacements, according to planning commission documents. The commission approved the plans Jan. 15 that went before council for authorization this week.
Cipriano did not discuss the business in detail during the meeting, but described it as a "restaurant, bar, night club" in a pre-application form for a Class C liquor license in New Baltimore.
Building Official Greg Nikkel said Monday specific plans about the restaurant are not immediately set and interior upgrades are expected in the near future.
The historic district hosts other eateries, Little Camille's By the Bay, The Town Pump, as well as Stahl's Bakery, which serves food. The new restaurant would join recently opened businesses on Green Street, 4M Tire and Auto Detail Shop, and Biggby Coffee, in the downtown area.
Editor's note: This article was updated at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday to include The Town Pump as one of the existing eateries in downtown New Baltimore.