A Clinton landmark is getting a makeover.

The historic cornerstone village building on College Street is being renovated by owners Romanelli Communications.

The Romanelli family says they are having the building's brick re-pointed and new windows installed in the coming weeks.

The building was entered into the state and national historic registers in 1982 and its history dates back to the late 18th century when the site was owned by Clinton founder Moses Foot.

"This building has a long, proud history, and its time to ensure its future," said Romanelli Vice President Beth Romanelli-Hapanowicz. "This is a busy, very visible location, and the walls and windows have suffered from severe weather and very heavy traffic over the years. It was no longer an option for us. It was necessary work to improve safety for pedestrians, to make it more comfortable, efficient and secure for our tenants and staff, and in the process preserve the beautiful, historic character of the building."

 

All businesses in the building including Cafe J, Rogue and Royale and Romanelli Communications will remain open during the improvements.