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Granite Falls Advocate Tribune - Granite Falls, MN
  • Letter to the Editor: GFRR moving ahead

  • Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization (GFRR) has sold the K.K. Berge building to the Granite Area Arts Council (GAAC) as of October 1, 2013
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  • Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization (GFRR) has sold the K.K. Berge building to the Granite Area Arts Council (GAAC) as of October 1, 2013.
    A part of GFRR’s mission is accomplished through building construction, renovation, and re-use. This historic riverfront building was saved from demolition about six years ago with major renovations completed and supported by the community, and many previous community members, local businesses and non-profit organizations working in concert.  Thanks to the city for having faith in our mission to save this building.
    Through the construction many features were added, such as much larger picture windows were installed in the back of the main floor to capture the beautiful view of the river, walking bridge, and the park across the river. A new roof coating was put on this past May.
    We want to thank all of you that helped make this happen!
    Over the past couple years, GAAC has utilized the building and surrounding area for many different community-based activities, including various arts related courses and workshops, displaying professional artists’ works of art, and supporting community events and celebrations.
    GFRR’s vision is to be a catalyst for riverfront revitalization, growth in tourism, and community interaction. The GFRR has continued to accomplish this through positive community interaction, sponsoring and supporting many community events, and installing a disc golf course in Rice Park downtown. We want to take a short breather after the Arts Meander Opening Night in Granite Falls and then start to prioritize our next project from a long list of ideas that have gathered from many community based meetings over the past seven years.   
    GFRR always welcomes new members and volunteers. If you are interested in getting involved with GFRR’s work to enhance and promote our riverfront, please let us know; https://www.facebook.com/GFRR.GraniteFalls or join us at our meetings at noon on the first and third Tuesdays each month in the meeting room at the back of F & M Insurance building in downtown Granite Falls.

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