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No typical data center

 NetGain unveils renovated downtown network hub

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ABOVE: NetGain Information Systems CEO Mike Minnich, right, talks to Logan County Sheriff Andrew J. Smith during a business after hours event Thursday at the business’ new 128 W. Columbus Ave. network operations center. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: NetGain employees congregate between the server cages as they discuss their new network operations center at 128 W. Columbus Ave. during a business after hours event Thursday. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | REUBEN MEES)

Not a great deal of typical Logan County residents will have cause to visit Bellefontaine’s newest downtown business, but what lies inside is a far cry from what one might imagine when conjuring an image of a data center.

During a Thursday evening business after hours event, NetGain Information Systems officially unveiled the 128 W. Columbus Ave. space it converted from the former A.E. Roby Co. office supply store.

“It’s quite the transformation,” company CEO Mike Minnich told the group of about two dozen local business people.

“When the ceiling came down we really liked the tin and then we found all this nice brick,” he said of the historic downtown building.

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