Crown Brew Coffee Co. to Receive Landmarks Illinois Preservation Award

Crown Brew Coffee Co. to Receive Landmarks Illinois Preservation Award

MARION – Crown Brew Coffee Co. in Marion will be a recipient of the 2022 Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards, according to an announcement made Wednesday.

The awards is an annual program now in its 29th year that celebrates exceptional preservation efforts in Illinois.

Crown Brew Coffee Co. opened in October 2020 in a 120-year-old building in downtown Marion that owners Joshua Benitone and Jared Gravatt rehabilitated largely on their own, according to a release by Landmarks Illinois.

“As the first business to open in a city-led downtown revitalization effort, the coffee shop serves as an example of what is possible when local governments and business owners join efforts to drive economic development,” the release stated.

Award winners will be honored at a public ceremony on Nov. 4 at the historic Chicago Cultural Center.

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