The Goldberg Building at the corner of West Wishkah and South K Streets is getting spruced up and painted.
“We want to be good citizens and set an example” as a downtown business owner, Larry Goldberg said last week, A professional color expert picked the new palette for the building which was built around 1930. He has no specific plans to renovate the interior or to seek historic status for the building, he said. The city is in the midst of a process to identify historic buildings, with the possibility that it will create financial incentives to make improvements.
Old awnings were also removed from the building, which once housed the Goldberg Furniture Co, among other businesses. More recently, a collection of shops known as the Washington Store was located in the building.
The quirky murals on the alley side, which show Bart Simpson grabbing Bo Jackson’s leg, The Daily World with headline proclaiming the restart of Grays Harbor Paper Mill, LP, and Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice are also being “rehabbed,” he said.
Mayor Bill Simpson began a campaign in spring when he wrote to business owners asking them to attend a meeting about minimum maintenance standards. This summer he asked owners to remove outdated signs.