Crager and his family worked with Bonacio Construction and Phinney Design Group to renovate the historic wood-and-brick building, which was built in 1902 at the corner of Lake and Maple avenues. The renovations took more than a year to complete.
“The chief thing for us was making sure we maintained the integrity of the building,” Crager said, noting that all visible wood, brick and stone is original to the structure.
The space that once housed the newsroom operation is now Walt Cafe. Bright and airy, with exposed brick walls, it seats about 30 patrons.