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An old relic burned to the ground

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The old Oliver Machinery Company on Clancy burned to the ground last night. The building was on the market and has been vacant since a racing parts company co-owned by Joe Moch Sr (of Icon on Bond) sold it last year to Fredrick Dean Rosendall (scratch that, Dean Rosendall owns CopperRock Construction: https://prezi.com/m7blu8cteqrq/copperrock-construction/ )

 

They apparently bought it for $542,000 and had it listed for $1.5 Million. 

 

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http://fox17online.com/2015/04/12/fire-crews-responding-to-business-fire-in-grand-rapids/

http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2013/09/oliver_racing_parts_vacating_i.html

http://naiwwm.catylist.com/listing/29678529/1025-CLANCY-AVE-NE-Grand-Rapids-MI-49503

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In the past few months there has been slight maintenance work done on Oliver.  They also were renting out small portions of the full structure, saw some listings on craigslist a while back. Sad to see the news, any information if it was the large structure or some of the smaller additions to the main building.  That building had some potential to be something pretty interesting.  sad.

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They apparently bought it for $542,000 and had it listed for $1.5 Million. 

 

 

Ah, but how much was it insured for?  

 

Fox 17 was showing shots from the Bridgewater Place camera and it was amazing how big that fire looked.

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I saw the fire while driving south on 131 at about 10:20. It was enormous. I also shot video from the roof of my work.

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That's a shame. Could have been a really unique office space. :(

 

Joe

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Is there any speculation on what will happen with the property now?

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Is there any speculation on what will happen with the property now?

 

I assume it will have to be cleared and then maybe Copper Rock will build new there? I read on FB that Pike 51 Brewery out of Hudsonville was looking at moving into the old building. 

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