Downtown Galesburg Business Moves Back Home

1-20-14 Breslins2A move forced by a collapsing roof thanks to last year’s winter weather is now over.

Breslin’s Floor Coverings has moved back to its original home on Seminary Street, after spending a number of months in the former Galesburg Nissan and Ameren building on the Public Square while renovations were given.

Owner Pat Breslin tells the WGIL Evening News it took a lot of work to get back home.1-20-14 Breslins1

“We had to tear the ceiling out…and redo the trusses,” Breslin said.  “There was the architects and the engineers involved, and then the general contractors, and had to re-do the lighting.  So it has been a major deal.”

Breslin says the ceiling had dropped as much as 13 inches after last February’s snow.

The upgrade has resulted in what Breslin says is a much greener and brighter building than before.

By the way, Breslin’s shared some space with the Carl Sandburg statue while at the Ameren building. Pat Breslin says that wasn’t a problem at all.

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