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Mount Vernon's Park Plaza building restored after fire
Mount Vernon's Park Plaza building restored after fire

The five-story Park Plaza building in Mount Vernon is bustling again, less than two years after a five-alarm fire destroyed the historic structure's interior and displaced tenants — including Donna's, a popular cafe and coffee shop that will not be returning to the building. "We were really clear from minutes after the fire happened that we wanted to be back in this space," said Roger Schulman, president and CEO of the Fund for Educational Excellence, a nonprofit organization that has been in the building for more than a decade. Following a $6 million renovation, the building started filling up again last month, marking yet another rebirth for the 170-year-old...

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