Well, news takes a while to surface. I knew this when I was still in office and ran into a guy doing research on the property value for CNA , the insurance company.
Because the City acquired the Vanduzee Street warehouses and didn't let the tax sale certificate languish, the property was covered at least for 180 days. If it had burned under other ownership....good luck...
That means whoever burned it down got it demolished all or part on CNA's dime. The arsonist was never identified.
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