The Kress Building, an historic building at 17 S. Main St. got new windows on the second floor both front and rear of the building last week.
“When Kim and I bought the the building there were 10 new windows uninstalled,” said Robert Coon.
The Kress is owned by Robert and Kimberly Coon, Coon Rentals LLC who are continuing the effort ” to help revitalize the downtown area of Fort Scott,” Coon said.
Also helping in the installation was an Amish group of workers, and Dakota Garcia LLC, Coon said.
Coon said a retail business will open on the second floor of the building sometime this summer.
“They were waiting for us to install the windows,” he said. “The front 2,500 feet will be retail, the back 2,500 feet will be storage for the retail space.”
To see a recent history of the building;
Coon Rentals Purchases 17 S. Main
The building known for years as the Kress Building was sold to Coon Rentals LLC in 2021.
The building housed a grocery store on the first floor for a brief period in the COVID 19 Pandemic and also a sushi restaurant for a brief period.
The second floor was an office for the Bourbon County Workforce and Entrepreneur Resource Center at this time frame, organized by the Healthy Bourbon County Action Team, which later moved to a different location.