Demolition Planned

By Chris Conde
February 08, 2017

806 E Kansas Avenue. Family Video, the laundromat, Daylight Doughnuts, everybody remembers it in their own way but by summer time the building is set to be gone. The Building has 5 rooftop AC units that weigh approximately 550 lbs. A supporting wall was removed at some point and caused instability in the building. The roof gave way under the weight of one of the AC units and caved in on the west side. Family Video, the owner of the property, sent a representative to communicate with the commission it’s plans for the building.

Family Video shut down right away after the incident and began discussing if they would sell or rebuild, their decision was to sell the building. Family Video Has been in talks with the owners of Kwik Shop in hopes that they would buy the building. Kwik Shop does not own the building they are currently in and has not been able to confirm that they will be able to purchase the building any time soon.

Brian Doherty submitted the motion to the City Commission for a final decision of February 6, without a buyer the building remains a hazard to the community and must be renovated or demolished. Family Video has taken bids from two companies to handle the demolition procedure.

A date of March 30 has been given as a deadline by the City Commission pending availability of the demolition team.