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The developers are currently investigating the historic aspects of the building and still plan to move forward on the project.

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Great! Thanks for the update! I was starting to get a little worried... I'm not entirely sure why the history would hold this up, though. Plans have been developed and the character is being kept... :dontknow:

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Citylife, do you have any idea whats gonna go in here yet, or even a best guess?

Sadly I haven't heard anything regarding this project since my last update. Not sure if it's a good thing or not that the scaffolding is coming down.

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It would seem like scaffolding removal would be a bad sign... :dontknow:

It looked to me like something big hit the scaffolding over the weekend and took out the corner of it, it could been a semi taking the corner too tight turning right on Main from River. Either way it was all bent up. They may just be taking care of that.

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It looked to me like something big hit the scaffolding over the weekend and took out the corner of it, it could been a semi taking the corner too tight turning right on Main from River. Either way it was all bent up. They may just be taking care of that.

Thanks for the info. I hope it's simply a repair job and we'll see it go back up, and the building come down... or however it is that they plan on "preserving"/rebuilding the structure...

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Thanks for the info. I hope it's simply a repair job and we'll see it go back up, and the building come down... or however it is that they plan on "preserving"/rebuilding the structure...

The scaffolding was hit weeks and weeks ago. I am wondering if maybe they finally got permission just to tear the entire thing down.

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They were suppose to renovate the building or save the brick if they could only demolish the building. In either case, removing the scaffolding seems like a negative sign.

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This week the City received permit applications for the building located at the corner of South Main Street and River Street. The building owner has plans to begin asbestos removal and the demolition process. The asbestos removal will take approximately one week and will start next week. Once that process is complete, SH Carter Development, Inc. will demolish the building (due to structural issues), running through January.

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It looks pretty good, the side of the building looks even better I think but I can't blame them for deciding to tear it down. It looks pretty sketchy in some places, most likely needs a lot of structural work. (most likely, as in it clearly needs it lol)

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Apparently the structure was going to be taken down slowly in order to preserve the materials such as bricks and the flooring. However, the City deemed it unsafe and demolition is suppose to occur this month. New construction is set for some time this year...

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Apparently the structure was going to be taken down slowly in order to preserve the materials such as bricks and the flooring. However, the City deemed it unsafe and demolition is suppose to occur this month. New construction is set for some time this year...

Great news! I look forward to seeing this progress. :thumbsup:

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The building is no longer. All that's lft is a hole in the ground. The corner is so open. Pretty wild.

I bet that is a sight to see, for sure! This "hole," plus the one which will be left by the Woolworth building demolition, will definitely change our downtown in the short term. I look forward to the transformation that will occur as a result of the new developments that will fill in those spaces, too! :tough:

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I bet that is a sight to see, for sure! This "hole," plus the one which will be left by the Woolworth building demolition, will definitely change our downtown in the short term. I look forward to the transformation that will occur as a result of the new developments that will fill in those spaces, too! :tough:

This is exciting! The West End will be 100 times better when this is completed. As we continue to see more and more of the storefronts filled and renovated, we should start to see some of the lots developed (i.e. the Custom House).

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According to the Greenville Journal, the "Frosty, man" ad was demolished with the rest of the building. I wish they could've saved it an integrated it into the rear of the new building. :(

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According to the Greenville Journal, the "Frosty, man" ad was demolished with the rest of the building. I wish they could've saved it an integrated it into the rear of the new building. :(

Very sad. :( I was a very big fan of Frosty. Seems they could have taken the extra step of disassembling that one small wall and then putting it back together as a piece of urban art in a local park.

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