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ROCHESTER, MI-The Michigan Downtown & Financing Association will host a day-longconference Nov. 2 on “Adaptive Re-use and Restoration of Historic Buildings” at the Downtown library. The successful adaptive re-use of the Western Knitting Mill, now Rochester Mills Beer Company, will be detailed, with lunch at the facility.

National speaker Donovan Rypkema of the Real Estate Services Group of Washington,DC will discuss the economic impact of downtown revitalization and adaptive re-use, along with Main Street Oakland County Coordinator Bob Donohue, who helped coordinate the Western Knitting Mill restoration project.

The Rochester Downtown area was chosen by the Main Street program to receive funds to increase the success of the popular area.

Registration is $35 and includes lunch. Call the MDFA at (989) 681-3385 to register.

The association is an association of persons, organizations or government bodies within the state that supports economic development, including downtown development authorities, municipal officials, tax increment financing authorities and engineering and consulting firms.

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