[Photo by Kevin D. Brydie/Moab Sun News]

Masonry restoration is underway at the Cooper Martin building at 5 N. Main St. Abstract Masonry from Salt Lake City is performing “much-needed maintenance” on the building. The Cooper Martin building hosts businesses such The Spoke on Center. Scaffolding was set up the week beginning Sunday, Jan. 6. Abstract Masonry will be “repointing” the brick, which means that old mortar will be removed and new mortar put in its place, a press release from Business Resolutions, LLC project manager Amy Weiser said. Abstract Masonry is also washing all of the brick, putting a weather-repellent sealant on the brick and removing the paint from the stone window sills and the foundation. [Photo by Kevin D. Brydie/Moab Sun News]