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12 FRIDAY, JANUARY 18- MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2013 NEWS Cape Gazette /' 4 RYAN MAVITY PHOTO JANE AND GEORGIE, a Rehoboth Beach boutique, is building a new store and has planned to donate its existing store to the Coalition for West Rehoboth for use as a house. However, Jane and Georgie and the coalition need to raise $10,000 to raise 11 power lines on the route to the building's new Norwood Street location. Rehoboth Continued from page 1 home on Burton Avenue, a mile- and-a-half away. Kevin McKinney, project di- rector for the coalition, said the building is so tall once it's on the truck, 21 feet, that power lines must be raised in order for it to pass through. Two other homes the coalition previously relocat- ed were one:floor ranch-style homes, as opposed to the two- story Jane and Georgie cottage. Jane and Georgie co-owner Kate Chambers said, "It's a great building. It's really sweet. I hated to tear the building down. So when the opportunity came that we could possibly donate it, that was really exciting." McKinney said normally the $10,000 could be covered through grants or private contri- butions, but the new Jane and Georgie, being built by Beracah Homes, is scheduled to begin construction at the end of the month. If the $10,000 cannot be raised, the Chambers family, which owns the store, will have to demolish the building. "It's kind of fallen apart at the seams now," Chambers said. 'As it stands, we're Still trying to makeit work. I don't know if it's actually going to happen. But we,re trying to dQ everything we can tomake it happen, because it seems like a win-win situation." McKinney agreed, saying it be a shame to tear down the building, which is in great condition after being renovated in 2010. Chambers said the time crunch comes from the need to complete the new store in time to open by March. She said a need for more fitting rooms, up- dated heating and air condition- ing, and additional space prompted the decision to build a new building. "There were so many things we needed to fix that we thought it would be better to start from scratch," she said. Chambers said the new store would be similar, but it would be set closer to Rehoboth Avenue and will have a more open floor area and three fitting rooms. She said she wanted a more open floor plan to cut down on theft. McKinney said the coalition has the permits and the man- power in place to move the building; the last hurdle is the cost of raising the power lines. He said the building can be con- verted into an affordable home for sale or rent. McKinney said the rent could be as low as $500. He said moving the building would benefit everyone. Because the coalition is a 501c(3) nonprof it, prospective donors could re- ceive tax credits for their dona= tion, McKinney said. "We haven't lost hope," Cham- : bers said. For information on call Kevin McKinney at 3624)453 or visit the Coalition for Rehoboth at its wood St. Fine Furnitu Since 1924 Inc. IL, 6 East Church St. Selbyville, DE 19975 302 - 436 - 8205 27 Baltimore Ave Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 302- 227. 3780 Electrolux ,684-1880 Chestnut Street Milton, DE MAN'S APPLIANCES 18920 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach 302-645-6215 Fresh, clean water and Therers a perfect place ice at your fingertips. for 180 items with co..te~ DPpth Sure-2-Fit~' Racking. ~:~e,~ch Door Rofflgerator Clean your oven with viidually no odor or smoke with Fresh Clean:" 30" Free~;landiiil~ I~ange