Out and About: Long-time business sees updates, housing development nears completion
BUZZ CAFE After an accident in the early morning hours of Monday, July 9, Sabetha’s Buzz Café was left with a “Drive Thru” window, owner Sheri Lay says. Owners Troy and Sheri Lay took the opportunity to update the interior, as well as the exterior, of their long-time Sabetha restaurant. Remodel has been completed by many family members, as well as Dempewolf Construction, Draperie Décor and John McMurphy. Updates for Buzz Café include the following: new storefront, new entry way, repainting the walls of the Café with a lighter color, implementing an accent wall behind the round table where the coffee drinkers sit every morning, refinishing the booths and wooden tables, and adding permanent framed black glass menu board on each side of the Café to add a more modern look. Updates still to come include new carpet on both sides of the Café, as well as a facelift to the Wenger Room which will include a new north wall, sheetrock, paint and carpet. Also soon, Mariah Huneke will be hand painting a saying about family and friends above the large front window.
PRAIRIE VIEW HEIGHTS Extensive work has been completed at the Prairie View Heights housing addition — located on the southern side of Oregon Street at the junction of Third Street. The housing addition, owned by the Sabetha Community Housing Development Company, will extend Third Street to the south, and includes 22 lots ranging in size from .27 acre to 1.176 acres. Work completed includes the following: installation of streets, water mains, sewer lines and surface waste water lines, natural gas lines and telephone lines, rough dirt work, street signs, and temporary seeding. Still in progress is the burying of electric lines and installation of transformer pads and electric pedestals; installation of fiber cable; electric street lights; final lot staking; street dirt clean-up and additional grass seeding, which will be done in the spring. Lots are now available for sale, and house construction on lots sold could begin at any time.