New Rental Spaces in Town
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.”