Buildings’ future coming into focus

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Two historic downtown district landmarks are closer to condemnation.

An out-of-state individual contacted Town Manager Jammie Royall and expressed interest in buying the old Center Theater and Krafts Studio buildings.

There has been no further conversation.

“He was supposed to have been here to look at both the old theater building and the old Kraft building, but he never got here,” Royall said. “It looks like to me about the only thing that can be done is proceed with condemnation.”

A Greenville structural engineering firm is expected to share its inspection report at the next commissioners meeting Dec. 14.

Delay tactics by property owners have occurred since mid-summer regarding the two properties.

A change in ownership caused town attorney W. Carroll Turner to obtain a second search warrant to inspect the dilapidated dwellings.

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