To those that have been paying attention, several businesses around town have updated their looks. Some of them were strictly to try and draw in more business; others did it because the building hadn’t been remodeled in over 30 years. In either case, the end result is a continuation on the beautification of Ely that began when the Ely City Council and Mayor Melody Van Camp first started putting park benches and flower pots along downtown sidewalks.
As the owner of the sports bar Racks, Steve Stork is just one of several small business owners in town remodel the entrance to his bar and grill. What was once a plain building with a nondescript door facing Aultman street is now a brightly light logo and sign. Stork said that the renovation, which took four days by a Las Vegas-based contractor, and included investing into the rental of several pieces of higher end equipment such as a quality bench grinder has already paid dividends in terms of drawing attention to his business.