No More Charred Facade for Meada’s Plaza

Renovations to Meada’s Plaza, above, are nearing completion after a fire charred the building more than a year a go.

After almost a year and a half, the charred facade of Meada’s Plaza is getting a facelift.

The building, owned by Myrah Keating Smith II, was set ablaze in a suspected arson on September 2, 2005, during tense times on Love City.

After difficulties obtaining proper Department of Planning and Natural Resources permits were figured out — which initially delayed renovations — work on the building has been progressing for the past few months.

The project should be finished within a couple of weeks, according to contractors working on the downtown Cruz Bay building.

Once complete, the building will be restored to its appearance before the fire, according to Meada’s Plaza property manager Larry Landis.

“We’re going to put the building back to the way it was and we’ll lease out the rental spaces again,” Landis previously told the St. John Tradewinds.