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Former Rockford Amerock factory’s transformation has begun

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Originally published in the Rockford Register Star ROCKFORD — Seven years after Rockford bought the 13-story dilapidated former Amerock factory and the building appeared headed for near certain demolition, the site is buzzing with the hum, whine and crashes of construction crews. They’re taking the first steps of a two-year journey to transform what for […]

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Closing means new beginning for Rockford’s Amerock factory

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By Jeff Kolkey, Rockford Register Star ROCKFORD — Construction workers were already removing lead paint from the former Amerock factory as years of work culminated this week with the closing of a series loans and investments that will finance the project. Gorman & Company CEO Gary Gorman said that where a downtown eyesore currently stands, Rockford […]

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The Grove at Keith Creek

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On a beautiful, sunny, early fall morning, more than 175 people from our community joined together on September 28, 2017 for the official Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Grove, at Keith Creek. What an awesome celebration it was! Special thanks to Master of Ceremony, Andre Blakley, Illinois Market President of Gorman & […]

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Gorman buys Amerock building in downtown Rockford

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By Brian Leaf, Rockford Register Star, May 28, 2015 ROCKFORD — Gorman & Co. has completed its purchase of the Amerock building from the city of Rockford. Under a contract approved by the Rockford City Council, Gorman paid $250,000 for the building. The company said pre-demolition work will start within a week on the 13-story abandoned […]

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Our View: Downtown Rockford pieces fitting together nicely

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By The Editorial Board Rockford Register Star Posted May 19, 2015 at 2:03 PM Monday night’s Rockford City Council vote amending the development agreement with Gorman & Co. may seem like an incremental step toward downtown revival, but don’t underestimate its importance. Aldermen not only showed confidence in the Gorman project, a $67 million hotel […]

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Amerock Project Closer to Being Finalized

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By Phillip Reed, MyState.com, May 19, 2015 Rockford-The vacant dilapidated Amerock building sits with broken windows in downtown Rockford waiting on aldermen and developer Gary Gorman  to reach an agreement on a purchase of the property to turn it into a hotel.  Gorman says “(The Amerock) project is going to happen. We have to explore […]