The two oldest wooden storefronts on Homer’s Courthouse Square are ready for redevelopment. The corner building served as the Bruno Grocery Store in the early years of the 20th century, and later as the Causey and Green Market & Cafe. The building to the north served as the Lyons Brothers Market in the early years of the 20th century, providing fresh meat and fish to the area. Both buildings recently received new roof decking and metal roofing, as well as exterior paint. A covered deck and yard are located in the rear of the building and are accessible from the public alley.
The buildings are located in Homer’s local historic district, as well as in its National Register Historic District, and LA Cultural District. This makes their rehabilitation potentially eligible for state and federal historic tax credits. These programs for income-producing properties may be combined, for the potential of 40% of eligible project expenses being reimbursed. For more information about these programs, please visit the Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation’s site. Business owners will also have the assistance of Main Street Homer for marketing and business plan development & management.
According to the Louisiana DOTD, an average of over 6,500 vehicles passed by the front of this building each day in 2016.
Both historic properties are being sold as-is with preservation easements. Contact Chris Stokes with Walker-Alley & Associates or 318.564.7906 for more information or to schedule a showing.