Winder city officials could wind up with another dilapidated downtown building on their hands. After spending hundreds of thousands of dollars first to buy, and then to demolish, the turn-of-the-century Granite Hotel on East Athens Street, the city’s building inspector has condemned the privately owned 1940s-era Peskin’s building on West Athens Street. If owners don't fix the building, the city will begin the legal process for assuming ownership of the building, officials said. The city would have to “gut” the interior and then try to sell the property. If there are no interested buyers, the city would demolish it.
For the full story, see the Sept. 26 issue of the Barrow Journal.