Downtown Simpson Building to be revamped

The Simpson Building on Seward Street was recently bought by the Goldstein Improvement Company.

The Simpson Building, which houses Zephyr and V’s Cellar Door restaurants downtown, will undergo renovations in the wake of Goldstein Improvement Company’s purchase of the property last month.

Property manager Daniel Glidmann said there’s nothing seriously wrong with the building and “it’s a very nice concrete building that just hasn’t been treated well.”

“It’s been neglected,” he said. “We’re going to give it some TLC to start with, just clean it up and see what time brings.”

The Simpson Building was erected in the 1940s by the daughter of Juneau’s original Goldsteins, who moved to the town around 1883, according to city information. The structure is located across from the Goldstein Building, which turned 100 years old last month, Glidmann said.

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