The renovated constructing at 1301 Potomac Ave. is greater than a construction, based on Dr. Everett Eklund.
“We actually are on a mission,” stated Eklund, proprietor of Potomac Dental Centre. “This constructing is only a software so I can additional develop primarily my employees” and supply look after sufferers.
Having stated that, the dentist is fairly happy with the outcomes on the outdated construction.
The dentist and the constructing each have histories within the space.
“I used to be raised right here,” Eklund stated. “My mother and father had an outdated farmhouse that they’d restored.”
Eklund’s father, Dr. David Eklund, bought Potomac Dental Centre in 1970.
In 2003, Everett Eklund returned to Hagerstown after graduating from dental college from Loma Linda College in California. He joined his father’s facet within the apply till David Eklund retired in April 2012.
On July 4, the apply celebrated 50 years of serving sufferers.
The constructing, based on Eklund’s employees, housed Middlekauff Motors from 1927 to 1951. The enterprise offered and serviced automobiles.
Extra lately, it served as the house for Allegheny Electronics, which counted Eklund as amongst its prospects.
Eklund stated he was searching for a brand new house for the rising dental apply, which had been at Four Cypress St. Allegheny Electronics was all in favour of transferring, too, and the dentist had a keenness for older constructions.
He was accustomed to older buildings that had been refitted for industrial use, and he noticed potential within the former auto enterprise constructing.
“I used to be like, ‘Oh, that is going to look so cool if we are able to do what I might seen accomplished in different areas,'” he stated.
The renovation retained a number of of the unique traits of the outdated dealership, such because the showroom home windows, the storage doorways that are actually massive home windows and the open ceilings revealing the trusses.
Eklund stated the brand new facility will permit him so as to add extra suppliers and enhance the apply into the long run.
The apply started seeing sufferers within the new facility earlier this month.
The employees is planning a socially distanced grand-opening and ribbon-cutting celebration for Oct. 3. The hope is to have a meals truck and different points of interest.
“We’ll have a extremely neat celebration,” Eklund stated.