Ash and the neighboring West Homewood storefronts will soon be renovated. The renovation will include new outdoor seating and an overhead awning at Ash, and a new color scheme for the building.
Shannon Waltchack, a real estate firm, is investing $250,000 in renovating the “Westwood” shopping center, which is across the street from Patriot Park. The shopping center’s anchor tenant is Ash Bar and Grill, which was founded two years ago. The renovation will include new outdoor seating and an overhead awning at Ash. The building will also see a new color scheme: according to renderings presented to the Homewood Special Issues Committee Sept. 21. The building will transition from a dark brown color to 12 shades of blue on the wall facing Patriot Park.
On the wall facing Raleigh Avenue, the renderings show a teal and red mural that reads “Westwood Love,” which is pending approval from the City Council. Carnaggio said building owner Derek Waltchack hoped the mural would make a good “selfie wall.”