West Main Street is open and the building that housed a bar is gone after a wind storm ripped off the roof and set off a cascade of falling masonry. City officials quickly condemned the building and ordered up a $188K demolition that will be billed to the owner.
Now the owner has a vacant lot and can look forward to a judgment that may force him into bankruptcy.
Goes to show how quickly things can go from mundane to catastrophic.
Lesson in all this. Demolition work is pretty lucrative when City Hall is paying the tab.