Clive Wilson, which owns Be Niice in conjunction with his wife Geeta, said he’s researching some uses for the credit union and has plans they are working on. But, he said, he’s not ready to share them just yet.
“We see it as a good, strategic investment, with an eye to the future,” Wilson said.
In 2015, Wilson discussed Be Niice’s plans to open a boutique, pastry shop and fusion restaurant in the three-story building between Blind Bob’s and Newcom’s.
But Wilson said those plans were put on the back burner as he and his wife renovated a house they purchased in the Oregon District just behind their new building.
He said he hopes to resume work on the rehab project later this year, but it’s an expensive undertaking.
“We’re self-funded,” Wilson said, adding that he’ll have to resubmit plans to the city.