A non-profit group is looking to give an iconic sign in Brookfield a face lift . The Brookfield Craft Center campus has six buildings spanning two and a half acres, but one of their most prominent locations is the Mill Building.
Executive Director Howard Lasser says the sign on the side of the Mill Building is a connection with Brookfield's farming history and links the past to the present. He says the sign looks worn down, and the restoration project is part of a continuing effort to maintain and upgrade the Craft Center's facilities.
The last time the sign was repainted was almost 20 years ago. At that time, the Craft Center first planned to paint over the sign. But he says the community recognized the value and historic importance of the sign and stepped up to support restoring, rather than painting over it.
Lasser says they have been reaching out to local businesses about the importance of the organization's presence in the 4-corners redevelopment. Local painters Dan McKee and Steve Turco are expected to start the restoration work in early September. Lasser says the project cost is estimated at $9,000. He notes that they are already past the halfway point.