Before starting the demolition, the owners allowed law enforcement and firefighters to use the structure as a practice ground for real-life scenarios.
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Hemmert said he was aware of some retailers and businesses interested in the space, but that zoning and readying the space could take more than a year. He said any announcement about how the space would be used would be purely speculative.
Elsa’s could also use some of that free space to add additional seating to the restaurant, he said.
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