The Peoria Times-Observer has been given the exclusive first look at what the former K'S Merchandise building will look like when renovations are completed.


Pete Mangieri, owner of Mangieri Co's. Inc., has given the Peoria Times-Observer the exclusive opportunity to show the proposed new look for the former K's Merchandise building.

Mangieri purchased the building July 14.

"I saw it as a good opportunity to locate some businesses," he said. OSF St. Francis, Inc. is leasing 60,000-square-feet of the 90,000-square- foot building.

He is looking for other tenants, and has prospects.

Mangieri said he expects the first phase of the renovations to be completed in November, in time for OSF's move-in date.

"The front is making a very distinctive transformation," Mangieri said.

"It's going to be dynamic. People will not recognize it, but will appreciate the new look."