Evart DDA demolishes Speed's building

Property to be placed for bid
EVART — Demolition began on Monday on the former Speed's building located on U.S. 10 in downtown Evart.

According to Evart Downtown Development Authority Director Al Weinberg, the building was formerly owned by the Hilliard estate, but was given the deed to the property after family members decided it was not in their best interest to keep it. The building, now in disrepair, was a former Oldsmobile dealership.

Demolition, which costed the DDA about $20,000, is expected to be complete within the week. Following demolition, the commercially zoned property will be placed up for bids, Weinberg said.