Evart DDA demolishes Speed’s building

MAKING WAY: Workers with Smalley Construction remove pieces of metal debris from the inside of the former Speed’s building, located on U.S. 10 in Evart, before complete demolition takes place. The commercially zoned property, owned by the Evart Downtown Development Authority, will be up for bid in the near future. (Pioneer photos/Karin Armbruster)

MAKING WAY: Workers with Smalley Construction remove pieces of metal debris from the inside of the former Speed’s building, located on U.S. 10 in Evart, before complete demolition takes place. The commercially zoned property, owned by the Evart Downtown Development Authority, will be up for bid in the near future. (Pioneer photo/Karin Armbruster)

EVART — Demolition began on Monday on the former Speed’s building located on U.S. 10 in downtown Evart.

According to Evart Downtown Development Authority Director Al Weinberg, the building was formerly owned by the Hilliard estate, but the DDA was given the deed to the property after family members decided it was not in their best interest to keep it. The building, now in disrepair, was a former Oldsmobile dealership.

Demolition, which costed the DDA about $20,000, is expected to be complete within the week. Following demolition, the commercially zoned property will be placed up for bids, Weinberg said.

A look inside the structure shows extensive disrepair. (Pioneer photo/Karin Armbruster)

avatar

Posted by Karin Armbruster

Karin is the reporter for Osceola County’s Herald Review. She is the coordinator of the Health page, which runs in the weekend edition of the Pioneer. She can be reached by phone at (231) 592-8382 or by e-mail at karmbruster@pioneergroup.com.

Leave a Reply