New to Downtown Bay City: 7-foot tall fireplace features are popping up throughout the area this season, thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Bay Area Community Foundation‘s Healthy living Fund.
The fund was created in 2018 after receiving $1 million from the Dow Corning Foundation alongside Midland Area Community Foundation & Saginaw Community Foundation for healthy communities.
The features operate using gas, which is piped in from underground, through a dedicated gas line. Each of the fireplace features has a safety screen to prevent the public disposing of improper materials in them. The fireplaces run on a timer, are equipped with an automatic shutoff and are operational 24/7.
Additionally, the fireplaces are available year-round and can be operated by simply turning on the timer, which will raise the flames. After the timer expires, one can simply re-engage it and turn it back on to reset the timer for another round of warming entertainment.
Outdoor fireplace features provide character, form and function to the community space, as a great place for friends, family and colleagues to gather and enjoy the scenic Downtown. The fireplaces are just one example of the amenities that the City of Bay City has implemented to be added. Check out their website for more details on exciting opportunities in the area here.
Serenus Johnson had the opportunity to custom craft the Bay City fireplace features inside our carpenter’s shop and make the final connections at each respective location. Behind the scenes footage and more photos of the creation of the fireplace features can be found on our Facebook page.
Our team enjoyed being able to cast the concrete and coordinate all of the different pieces that go into making the fireplaces an attractive, functional and safe feature.
The new fireplace features can be found at Center Avenue & Water Street near Tavern 101, Center & Washington Avenue near MI Table and Third & Water Street (Coming Soon).
Warm up by the new fireplace features in Downtown Bay City while you’re supporting other local businesses in the area!
Serenus Johnson Construction is Bay City’s Hometown General Contractor, specializing in Design / Bid, Construction Management, and General Contracting. With over 100 years in business, we have built a legacy of honesty, hard work and quality projects from start to finish. Our commercial clients are broad and include Educational Facilities, Financial Institutions, Manufacturing Facilities, Developments, Medical Facilities and beyond. We work with each customer as individuals, with the understanding that our future success is built on a lasting relationship. We have built a reputation of superior workmanship and open communication with our customers. With over a century of experience, we have implemented procedures that provide consistency on every project and deliver the quality expected, on schedule, and at the agreed cost.