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City of Washington Looking For New Business To Fill “Hole”

Posted: Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 at 6:46 am
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The City of Washington is asking for new businesses to fill a “hole” left in the city’s square after a structural collapse four years ago left two properties uninhabitable. Mayor Sandra Johnson says the city has purchased or gained ownership of 207, 209, and 211 South Marion, and is looking for new tenants that will invest in the community and also keep the building’s outside appearance intact.  She says the city has teamed with Main Street Washington for the project, and a concept drawing has been commissioned of what the property could look like after repairs are finished.  A structural engineer will be at the Washington Chamber of Commerce today at noon to determine what repairs need to be made, and will be available for questions from the public.