Jackson District Library, TLC Eyecare receive Jackson chamber’s Brick Awards for building improvements | MLive.com
The Meijer branch of the Jackson District Libraries, which sits on 2699 Airport Road, was renovated in June. Patrons of the library can now enjoy the 8,500 square feet filled with materials and new meeting spaces. (Brian Smith | MLive.com)
JACKSON, MI – With a combined $4 million in recent investments, a local library and a medical facility have been praised for improving the Jackson area.
The Meijer branch of the Jackson District Library and TLC Eyecare and Laser Centers both received the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce’s Brick Award, which is awarded yearly to local businesses or institutions that renovate and beautify their buildings.
“We’re really excited to have received the award,” said Cindy Hancock, director of marketing at TLC Eyecare and Laser Centers. “It’s nice to bring beauty and jobs back to Jackson.”
Originally headquartered in Ann Arbor, the corporate offices of TLC were moved to Jackson along with 30 employees to provide billing and patient scheduling functions.
With its original location at 1116 W. Ganson St., the new “Retina Institute” on North Street is an expansion of the current ophthalmology practice.
The branch building, 2699 Airport Road, more than doubled in size after the 8,500-square-foot expansion added a community room, wireless Internet hot spot, family zone, digital media studio, two quiet study areas and a Friends of the Library bookstore.
“We are very pleased and humbled to receive the award,” library director Ishwar Laxminarayan said. “We first started thinking about expanding more than 10 years ago when we noticed that its usage was steadily increasing.”
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