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By Michele Smith
the Times 

Former Frontier Too building remodel is underway

The home of a former Dayton tavern is receiving some much-needed TLC


Michele Smith

Building owners Kim Lyonnais (l) and Blaine Bicklehaupt are renovating the old Frontier Too tavern at 211 East Main Street in Dayton. When finished, the 4400 sq. ft. building will have four apartments and a caretaker's apartment on the second floor, along with a commercial enterprise on the main floor.

DAYTON-Since it was built in 1882, the building at 211 East Main Street has been a mercantile, drug store, bank, survived a fire, and has been an International dealership, a Pontiac car dealership, and a tavern called the Frontier Too, until that closed in 2008.

For eleven years it has been an eyesore, now sandwiched between Snapdrag Floral and Gifts, and Winter Rose Café and Boutique.

But it has a promising future, according to Kim Lyonnais and Blaine Bickelhaupt, who were on hand at last week's "Cup of Joe" to talk about what they, as the new owners, have in mind.

Lyonnais said when the...

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