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Mason City completing work on downtown buildings

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MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - The last of 11 buildings in downtown Mason City is getting its facade restored thanks to a state-financed program.

The Globe Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1mVDWF1 ) crews began work this week on the front of the former Butcher's restaurant building.

It's the final building to get a face-lift through the program, in which $500,000 in grant money was made available to businesses that contribute 10 percent of renovation costs.

The work on the empty Butcher's building is expected to be completed by July 1.

The goal of the program is to help downtown districts by restoring buildings to their original appearance.

Information from: Globe Gazette, http://www.globegazette.com/

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