Typically, the wholesale design firm is only open by invitation and not to the general public. The site includes a large tin ceiling that is lime green in color, Schaubert said.
“It's kind of the first time it's open to the public in that way,” Schaubert said of the site. “It should be fun.”
Mitchell said she would like the Building Tour to make the public more aware of what is happening downtown as far as building restorations and different businesses and activities.
“It's really more about bringing people downtown,” Mitchell said.
This year's event sponsors include: the Elks Lodge, Koerner Distributing, Chaney & Karch Insurance, Ben Mitchell, Hughey Funeral Home, Community First Bank, Edward Jones, Damron Insurance, Peoples National Bank, Parkway Shoe Repair Service, Mark D. Hassakis & Joshua A. Humbrecht PC, and Williamson Asia.
The food vendors for Taste of Mt. Vernon are: Koerner Distributing, Smokin' Ts BBQ, Smokin' Good Times, Lynne Mulch Bakery, 9th Street Grill, the Elks Lodge, Jimmy Johns, 2 Girls Cheesecakes, Silver Streak, and Hitching Post.
Musical entertainment at the Elks Lodge will be provided by the RBR Trio. There will also be a cash bar.
The time frame set aside for the Building Tour is 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., but the overall event lasts until 9 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased up to the day of the event. For more information, contact Mitchell at 242-6866.