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Olde Ice House owners receive award for restoring, repurposing crumbling Downtown building

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Gregg Lewis, left, owner of the Dancing Fox Winery & Bakery, and Dean Schibler, center, owner of the Olde Ice House building, are presented on Friday, July 12, 2013, with the Community Improvement Award by Sunil Yadav of the Lodi Improvement Committee for their renovation of the historic Lodi building. The Dancing Fox and Jessie’s Grove wineries are using the building for wine production and storage

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When new owners enter older buildings for renovation, they expect dust and cobwebs. Maybe some garbage left over from the previous tenant. They don’t expect established bat colonies 2,000 strong, or walls and roofs filled with redwood shavings instead of modern insulation.

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Gregg Lewis, left, owner of the Dancing Fox Winery & Bakery, and Dean Schibler, center, owner of the Olde Ice House building, are presented on Friday, July 12, 2013, with the Community Improvement Award by Sunil Yadav of the Lodi Improvement Committee for their renovation of the historic Lodi building. The Dancing Fox and Jessie’s Grove wineries are using the building for wine production and storage

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