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There's interest in making iconic Greyhound building a restaurant

The iconic Greyhound building in Downtown Evansville may be getting a facelift and it could become the newest hot spot to grab a bite to eat. 

That's exactly what Indiana Landmarks is working to do.

The Greyhound station has sat vacant for about five years now. Indiana Landmarks just recently acquired the building, now they're starting a fundraising campaign. 

That will go in addition to funds the state Indiana Landmarks office has already allocated. 

Kristen Tucker, an Indiana Landmarks board member tells 14 News the goal is to restore it to as close to it's original state as possible. 

If you can remember what it looked like five years ago before it was painted and before the windows were paneled in, she says it will look similar. 

They're also talking to possible tenants, but Tucker says there is a lot interest in making this a restaurant. 

"We're really interested in a dining establishment. There's been interest throughout the state. Plenty of folks have come forward with interest in perhaps opening a dining venue," Tucker says. "We think that would be just a great use for it. Downtown Evansville is continually on an uptick. 

Kristen say they hope to announce a tenant and start construction before the end of the year. 

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