Mayflower Lofts in Downtown Fresno expects to open in October

FRESNO, Calif.

Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin was on hand to check out the progress. She said, "We love it when people take a building like this and instead of knocking it down, they refurbish it. They reuse it and open it up for a modern but incredibly beautiful use."

Romi Baghgegian is the Pasadena based developer heading the project. He acknowledges the tough economy has been a challenge. "Things are moving along but in this economy it's very, very tough," he adds.

Businesses we talked to have a mixed reaction to the project. Arturo Montoya works at the Fresno Farmers Market. He said, "It will bring a lot more business for everybody." Elsewhere, we caught up with Ramiro Martinez with the Mural District.

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