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Rehab on the menu for Tremain Building

The building at 1129 E. McCarty St. was the home of the Tremain Brothers Lunchroom for nearly 30 years. New owner Chris Grateke is restoring and upgrading it as the home of his property management office.

The building at 1129 E. McCarty St. was the home of the Tremain Brothers Lunchroom for nearly 30 years. New owner Chris Grateke is restoring and upgrading it as the home of his property management office.

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The building at 1129 E. McCarty St. was the home of the Tremain Brothers Lunchroom for nearly 30 years. New owner Chris Grateke is restoring and upgrading it as the home of his property management office.

With a bullet hole in the window and a dilapidated interior, The Tremain Building begged for rehabilitation while it sat vacant in the 1100 block of East McCarty Street.

The small, brick building was once a neighborhood anchor, where neighbors and travelers alike would stop for a bowl of famous Tremain family chili or just a good homestyle meal.

Chris Grateke appreciated the storefront’s location and liked the brick character. So after he bought the building a year ago to ....

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