If a buyer or developer isn't found soon for Winder's old Granite Hotel, it may be torn down.
That was the message Monday from the Winder City Council as it debated a number of "eyesore" issues in town.
City administrator Don Toms said there have been some inquiries about the Granite Hotel, but no solid proposals.
Toms said his biggest fear is that a company will take the building from the city at little cost and then sit on it hoping to profit from resale rather than redeveloping it.
“Because the building itself is not sturdy, I’m afraid the longer it sits there, any severe weather that comes along may weaken it more,” Toms said.
So while the DDA continues to try to market the site for redevelopment, he said he would research the cost of demolishing it.
For more details on the Granite Hotel and other city issues, see the March 9 issue of the Barrow Journal.