|The former K-K cafe is seeing a major renovation by Tyler Jeffs from Farm Bureau Financial.|
Tyler Jeffs is remodeling the former K-K Cafe building at 45 West Main Street in Castle Dale. Jeffs was looking to expand his office space for his Farm Bureau Financial Services office when the old cafe structure caught his attention. "The site has tremendous potential, and that is what attracted me to the old cafe," notes Jeffs. "The square footage looked right, and I saw a real opportunity to revitalize that building to a very aesthetically pleasing building."
Jeffs' task essentially has meant gutting the old red and green paint and cinder block building, leaving nothing but floor joists and walls. The original structure was home to the Polar King restaurant located at 354 East Main. The foundation of the old building is still intact at that address. The building was moved in the 1960s to the current site and has been expanded in several stages. The K-K Cafe closed its doors in 1988 and has been deteriorating and vacant ever since. Current remodeling includes installation of new heating, air conditioning, plumbing, interior walls, stucco and asphalt. "Work is proceeding well," Jeffs added. "When we finish, my office will take up half the space, Community Nursing Services will utilize half of the building and Sonny Olsen has returned home to work as an attorney for Heugly and Heugly Law Offices. These businesses are both solid assets to the community and we are looking forward to having them here."
The Castle Dale Farm Bureau office provides 401K plans, roll overs, Roth IRA's mutual funds, estate planning services in addition to auto home and business insurance. Tyler and his wife, Tiffany, currently live in Price with their new son, Will, and they plan to relocate to Castle Dale next year.
"I was particularly pleased to be able to arrange financing for my office through Gordon Holt, President of the Utah Business Lending Corporation. He was a wonderful support," says Jeffs. "My business model did not qualify for SBA criteria. Holt was able to arrange a construction loan and permanent financing, which was a win win for both of us. When I'm through, the new loan will cost me no more than my previous office space, and I will be bringing three jobs to the community," concluded Jeffs.