On the Beat in Bluffton

Thursday, December 19, 2013

N-B Feedback: Filling in downtown Bluffton

Fire Chief Chris Broderick told members of the Bluffton Board of Public Works and Safety Tuesday that he had heard from Ned Carnall, the owner of the building at 128 W. Market St., and all of the metal fasteners had been attached to his building’s east wall. That means the wall is secured and the building will be able to stand on its own.

A fire at the Hideaway Lounge, 120 W. Market St., on Nov. 14, 2011, destroyed the bar and damaged Carnall’s building and the structure to the east, Leisure Time, at 118 W. Market St. Don and Donna Deschaine, the owners of Leisure Time, had the new exterior wall of their structure buttressed previously.

The city can continue with its efforts to remove the debris and tear down the rest of the Hideaway, but what should officials or property owners do with the hole that will result? Tell us in the comments below.

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