Let's get The Kiln fired up ~ Bob Birkimer
27th August 2019
Let’s get The Kiln fired up!
Today the Village of Roseville received the news from USDA Rural Business Development that we were the recipients of a $492,184 grant to build a grocery store and eatery on Potter’s Lane. This is another giant step toward the new and improved Roseville. This grant will be added to the already 5.5 million dollars in grants and private investments taking part in the Roseville Downtown Revitalization projects that started in 2017. The grocery store and restaurant will be called “The Kiln Market & Eatery” and be owned by Bob and Debbie Birkimer; the property will be owned by The Village of Roseville. Words can’t describe how excited Mr. and Mrs. Birkimer were when they heard the news said Economic Development Coordinator, Heidi Milner, MMC. There are so many organizations who helped us achieve this goal. Mrs. Milner stated without them this wouldn’t have been possible. Perry County Health Department, Perry and Muskingum County Commissioners worked together and showed their support from the very beginning when all of this was just a dream. The Village also had tremendous support from Speaker of the House Larry Householder, liaisons from Governor Kasich and Governor DeWine, Congressman Steve Stivers, Senator Rob Portman, Attorney General Dave Yost, the Finance Fund, and most importantly the community. The Village of Roseville is being called the “Model Community” for what we are accomplishing. Mayor Darrin Strate stated that it takes a community to want change and a group of people who won’t take no for an answer. We have both of those in our town and that is why Roseville is crossing boundaries that no one thought we could. Mr. and Mrs. Birkimer are going to be great additions to our business portfolio and I for one am glad they chose us to start their new venture with.”
The Birkimer’s stated “For the past year this journey has been both rewarding and challenging. There were times we began losing hope on whether this was truly going to happen or not. But there was a constant number of supporters who kept us pushing along. Individuals, businesses, and the Village was always right there to show us why we decided to take this journey in the first place. Besides who ever said good things are easy to come by. When we heard the news, we wanted to shout it from the roof tops. We definitely are ready to go so let’s get The Kiln fired up!”