Two adjacent East Cherry Street commercial properties have hit the market in recent weeks.
A recent craigslist ad offered 41-51 E. Cherry St. for $1.295 million. The three-story building has three storefronts (currently all occupied), with nine apartments on the upper floors, in addition to a vacant parcel and a 17-space parking lot that also abuts Lewis Street.
The two parcels possibly create an opportunity to buy up almost half the north side of East Cherry Street for almost $1.6 million.
There has been talk over the years about the Parking Authority creating a promenade to connect the parking deck on Lewis Street to East Cherry Street. On the east side of the New Era building also is a vacant lot, where 65 E. Cherry St. was razed years after a fire destroyed a beauty supply store.