New Rental Spaces in Town

Posted July 18, 2020 at 5:43 am by

The former Island Bicycles building - Louise Dustrude photo

By Louise Dustrude

Two liv­ing spaces intend­ed as vaca­tion rentals have become year-round res­i­dences instead because of Covid 19, and two oth­ers have become com­mer­cial spaces, accord­ing to Lynn Dana­her, the owner.

Ryan Ben­nett, Lynn’s son and co-own­er, has been remod­el­ing and upgrad­ing the four units at the cor­ner of Argyle Avenue and Web Street, for­mer­ly the home of Island Bicy­cles, owned by Paul and Mar­ty Ahart.

The two res­i­den­tial units are already rent­ed, and the two com­mer­cial spaces are avail­able for $800 and $1,000 a month respectively.

After pur­chas­ing the prop­er­ty from the Aharts in 2018 there was some delay in remod­el­ing because of the dif­fi­cul­ty of find­ing a plumber. So Ryan learned plumb­ing “with the aid of a book, youtube videos, and some expert advice and assis­tance,” Lynn said, and did the work, which has passed code. He also built one wall and installed some cab­i­nets and plumb­ing fix­tures, she said.

Blaine Paint­ing has just com­plet­ed the paint­ing of the two buildings.

Mal­com Street Prop­er­ties, co-owned by Lynn and Ryan, is the own­er of the prop­er­ty. It also owns Acan­thus Suites at 460 Argyle.

“My goal,” Lynn says, “is always to main­tain the his­tor­i­cal integri­ty of a build­ing and stay true to its style, but to upgrade all infra­struc­ture to code, so most of the mon­ey spent is not seen but it insures the long-term via­bil­i­ty and integri­ty of a his­tor­i­cal structure.”

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