Kyle Sollenberger often walks along East Marion Street with his children from his East Orange Street home to Musser Park.
He would pass the vacant, dilapidated building that was the former home of Gam Manufacturing.
An entrepreneur, Sollenberger began thinking about ways to better the neighborhood by reusing the building at 315 E. Marion St..
On Monday, Sollenberger and his architect laid out plans to members of Lancaster city’s Historical Commission.
A city cafe, which he declined to name, is interested in using the building to roast coffee. Previously, before the city’s Zoning Hearing Board, he said the cafe operators also would have a bakery in the building to prepare items for sale in the cafe. Employee training also would occur there.