>Another one bites the dust

>Here’s a view nobody in Greenville has seen for decades. The back of the courthouse is now visible as you approach on West Fourth Street because the adjacent building on West Fourth (aka the Albrecht Building) has been torn down.

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  1. #1 by Anonymous on September 5, 2010 - 1:48 am

    >Can anyone answer why an out of county company was used in the demolition of the Dare House?

  2. #2 by Anonymous on September 5, 2010 - 11:45 am

    >Maybe they had a better bid? I have no problem with it if the county got the best bargain for their money.

  3. #3 by Anonymous on September 5, 2010 - 12:22 pm

    >My guess the response would be someone else had a lower bid. Why let a Darke County business profit and keep the unnecessarily spent tax dollars in Darke County? You know our elected officials will have what sounds like a reasonable explanation as always. Just look why our downtown is being torn down.

  4. #4 by Anonymous on September 5, 2010 - 2:12 pm

    >Downtown is not being torn down. The backside of that block is not what is considered historical. Granted it did sadden me to see old Dr. Kane's office building be torn down but then that is showing my age. hahaBut if new is going to be built there, can we afford it? Look at our beautiful expanded library that has decreased operating hours?

  5. #5 by Anonymous on September 5, 2010 - 9:20 pm

    >Doesn't anyone undestand why these buildings are being torn down? Is nobody mildly upset that millions of dollars will be borrowed in the name of Darke County taxpayers to build something of questionable or no need?

  6. #6 by Anonymous on September 6, 2010 - 1:10 am

    >Like SCHOOLS?!?!?

  7. #7 by Anonymous on September 6, 2010 - 12:41 pm

    >No, you voted on the money to pay that bill up front, and defeated it three times. There was no vote for this project.

  8. #8 by Anonymous on September 7, 2010 - 12:58 am

    >Parking! That's why the buildings are being torn down. There was an earlier post on Darke Journal when they started. Money well spent, right?

  9. #9 by Anonymous on September 7, 2010 - 12:57 pm

    >Parking. NOT money well spent.

  10. #10 by Jeff Besecker on September 7, 2010 - 1:44 pm

    >May I suggest that this new "parking space" also be made available to expand the Farmers Market on Wednesday's and Saturday's. As a community, so much more could be done to expand this weekly event which would be of benefit not only to our economic health, but also our physical health, and that as a community. In this age of hyper-individualism and capitalism run a muck, a vibrant Farmers Market such as that which is exemplary in other local small towns could be a boon for stimulating downtown regrowth. With cities such as Oxford, Piqua and Troy serving as excellent focal points of what could come, I fore see the growth of this even as one in which we all, as a community, could greatly benefit. I would have to tend to side with sourcing this demolition with a local contractor. Does it make sense to funnel money outside of the area at a cheaper rate if you are not gaining on the rate of return on that investment? In my mind, it makes better sense to spread your resources where you know they will in turn stand to be reinvested into your local economy. Much like shopping for your food needs at Wal-mart sends your food dollar ultimately to the other areas, this temporary savings may have dwindled down a few bucks from the budget, but in the long run, does it really represent a capitol gain for the area?

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