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By BETH ZUMWALT
The building at the corner of Corey and Quincy Streets in Griggville, across from City Hall was leveled Monday morning by Callender Construction of Pittsfield.
“The building had sat empty and in need of repairs for so long, it needed to come down,” Kent Goewey, mayor of Griggsville, said.
Goewey said the city had purchased the building a few years ago by paying the back taxes.
“We had no definite plans for the building or even the lot,’ Goewey said. “But our city hall will need to be replaced in the future. But there is nothing in the works now, except to make that corner safe.”
Goewey said no one is sure of the age of building, but residents around Griggsville say that at one time it housed the Griggsville Independent Press, the town newspaper; City Hall; Emerick Insurance; County Financial Insurance; and a sign shop.
“There was an old safe in the building,” Goewey said. “We were able to salvage it. We don’t know what we are going to do with it at this time. We’ve had several people inquire about it.”