An exciting and dramatic face-lift has been performed on the McPherson Opera House Resale and Consignment store at 217 S. Main St. in McPherson.

The face-lift, that is the restyling of the building, is intended to give an attractive, more up-to-date appearance. The Main Street frontage has been painted a color called intellectual gray and trimmed with tricorn black. The awning has been recovered with a distinctive Alpine beige stripe that compliments the paint colors.

The project has come to fruition through the efforts of a matching grant from the McPherson Main Street Inc. 

The organization offers a grant to member businesses for building improvements to the front and rear façade. Including paint, lighting, signage and awnings, with a 50 percent match from the applicant. Matching funds were received from Lillian Foster and another donor, and paint was supplied by other supporters. Painters included Don Blankenship, Doug Chaney, Beverly Hunter, Dick Monson, and Bruce Wagoner.

The McPherson Opera House Resale and Consignment has occupied this location since Sept. 30, 2015. The inside of the building has had major revamping including moving of walls, constructing a brick wall on the alley, installing a garage door and new front door, painting, carpeting, floor refinishing, and installing slat boards.

The McPherson Opera House Resale and Consignment store is an integral part of the McPherson Opera House fundraising efforts.

The store is an embodiment of what is found at flea markets, vintage antique shops, auctions, yard or estate sales—a true treasure trove for pickers.

All donations are gladly received. A small but dependable core of volunteers has been sorting, cleaning, washing, mending, pricing, selling and stocking the store.

More volunteers are needed in order to provide a source of income for the McPherson Opera House, so do not miss this opportunity to help. Call the office at 620-241-1952 to volunteer.