Barnes garage in downtown Decatur has been an eyesore for years. We
reported last year that it could be coming down this winter season,
but it's still standing.
city has been in talks with the Ballinger family who has receivership
of the garage. They're looking at demolition bids and working with
the city on scheduling.
word just yet on a timeline.
manager Ryan McCrady says once demolition begins, the structure will
take about a month to come down.
says because heating and cooling units from a nearby building sit on
the roof of the Barnes garage, it will be like surgery by backhoe.
in December of 2011, we reported that a Smashburger would be coming
to Decatur, but it hasn't yet opened it's doors.
burger chain is supposed to set up shop in Mound Center near he
Target on Decatur's north side.
the local franchise holder is looking to get corporate approval.
is a Smashburger in Springfield.