by Sheila Gardner

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October 25, 2013
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On Esmeralda, what’s old is new again

Casual visitors to Minden may suspect they have time-traveled to the 1920s. On Esmeralda Avenue, scaffolding has popped up outside the C.O.D. Garage. Workers at the Farmers Bank building carefully cart out artifacts from the 95-year-old landmark’s days as a bustling bank. In Minden today, everything old seems new again. The bank building is a project of Minden businessman Christopher Bently to restore and convert the venerable Frederic DeLongchamps structure into headquarters for Bently Enterprises. Down the block, casino owner Scott Tate is turning the old automotive garage into a new casino. It’s a welcome renaissance for Tumblewind owner Roxanne …

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The Record Courier Updated Oct 25, 2013 06:08PM Published Oct 28, 2013 08:45AM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.