OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - The city is assisting with the remodel of Gabe’s Shopping Center.
Back in 2017, this group of stores was purchased by a new owner. City officials approached that owner about wanting to help remodel the outside of the storefronts.
Community Development Director Abby Shelton says the city never wanted to take the shopping center over. They just want to help update the look.
“It’s a very modern look," stated Shelton. "I want to say it rivals some of the shopping stores out in Gateway Commons on 54.”
The $900,000 in funding for the project is coming from federal funds. The money’s filtered through the city’s neighborhood revitalization strategy area, also known as Triplett Twist.
The community development director tells us the city is not touching the inside of the spaces because it doesn’t have the funds. Outside renovations are expected to be completed by the end of the year.