In a vote that will change the historic landscape of downtown Winder, the city council on Tuesday decided to raze the century-old Granite Hotel.
The council voted unanimously to obtain bids for both the demolition and the engineering to make sure the demolition does not affect neighboring properties.
The action came one day after the president of the Downtown Development Authority recommended the destruction of the 1899 building.
Mike Rice on Monday told the council that the DDA, which owns the building, had set a June 1 deadline for financially viable redevelopment proposals and none had come forward.
For the full story, see the June 8 issue of the Barrow Journal.