Improvements to property driven by civic pride

When the former Gold Miner’s Inn was listed for sale, Craig Lytle said he really had no plans to purchase it, but he does have an interest in the Village of Batavia and so he bought it in July 2009. Since that time he has put a new roof on the building, replaced the siding, added new windows and doors and made the place secure. He is currently working on the inside of the building, tearing out old drywall and replacing all the electric wiring.

“I will probably use this building as corporate offices for my auction business,” said Lytle. “I plan to remodel it inside and turn it into office space, but it depends on the economy.”

Lytle said he would love to see a nice restaurant housed in the building, but that right now it is not economically feasible for him to do that.