The owner of Schuele Paint and Ace Hardware stores on Summer Street got a green light from the city’s Planning and Preservation boards for his proposal to construct a one-story addition to the hardware store to allow more space for the retail business.

Paul Leahey wants to take down an old greenhouse at 85 Linwood Ave. – on a lot adjacent to his business – and replace it with the addition to the store at 22 Summer.

Plans for the $300,000 project call for more merchandise aisles in the new space as well as some outdoor retail.

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