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Drinkard renovation improves uptown looks

Drinkard renovation improves uptown looks

April 18th, 2018 by David Wilson in Local News

Drinkard Contruction's new facility across from the California City Hall improves the looks of the uptown area of the city.

Photo by David Wilson /News Tribune.

The recent renovation of a building at the corner of Railroad Avenue and South Oak Street, across from the California City Hall, has given a new and improved look to the uptown area of California.

Drinkard Contruction LLC Get It! now has a business location at 102 West Railroad Ave.

The renovation began about a month ago, when the company purchased the old building, which had long been vacant. The building exterior improvements include new paint, trim, windows, doors, steps and decorative touches added by "starving artist" Dennis Holliday, noted for murals already painted in the city. The artist's contributions include a rendering of a railroad steam engine on the south side, and on the east side, Old Glory and the company name.

The building is a big change, since it is the first permanent location for the business, owned by partners Curtis Drinkard and Josh Hoskins. The new premises allows for a large showroom, with a display area for the samples of the windows, doors, siding, flooring, roofing and more sold and installed by the company.

There is, in addition, climate-controlled storage space for supplies and the tools and convenient access needed by the two partners and their two employees.

According to Hoskins, the building formerly had a railroad spur to the north door. The location was for many years, a facility of Thomas Ceramics. It is reported that it originally was built by ADCO.