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Posted on: May 4, 2023

Demolition of downtown building set to begin

Contract crews are staging for the demolition of the building at the corner of the Main Street Plaza that formerly housed Schewels furniture store and, most recently, Lou’s Antiques.

The work will take 60 to 90 days to complete. The parking lot between the building and Me’s Burgers & Brews is closed. Parking is available in the Acrees Parking Garage at 319 Craghead Street.

D.H. Griffin of Greensboro, N.C., is the contractor.

The building removal will take 30 days and be completed by June 1. Due to the grade difference between the building and the adjacent parking lot, it is necessary to install a retaining wall. The retaining wall and backfill will take three weeks and be completed late June. 

Final restoration will include irrigation, sod, and a fence at the retaining wall, with completion of that work in mid-July, weather permitting. 

There are no current plans for development of the site. The property will be marketed to potential developers, with possible end uses ranging from an outdoor eating space to commercial retail or a mixed use of commercial and residential. 

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