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Sidewalk still closed

January 17, 2013

A section of sidewalk and parking spaces on East State Street in downtown Salem in front of the TanFastic building and the Butler Museum of American Art remain closed to pedestrians and vehicles due......

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ladybug

Jan-17-13 9:08 AM

Where's the cities attorney ?

Since july! This has been going on for atleast 2 yrs.

The grand theather ,McCoul,bldg was torned down because of liabilty issues, The mayor fixed his bldg, in reasonable time frame.Whats the deal here ?

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Gemini

Jan-17-13 11:22 AM

The Butler's not re-opening.

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GrantMingus

Jan-17-13 2:56 PM

I'm not going to say much about this, because I don't think I should go into great detail for the sake of the people involved. But the wall falling down does not belong to Tanfastic. The truth about what is going on here has been pretty much hidden from the citizens, at least through the press. Probably has to do with ongoing litigation but either way, the public is widely misinformed about what is going on here.

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GrantMingus

Jan-17-13 3:03 PM

Also, if you think Jerry Wolford fixed his building in reasonable time, you're on drugs.

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WatchDog

Jan-17-13 3:29 PM

"...the public is widely misinformed about what is going on here."

That is actually an understatement and put mildly!

"Also, if you think Jerry Wolford fixed his building in reasonable time, you're on drugs."

Yep, I agree, I mentioned back when all this broke involving his building...that "precedent" the city council was setting was a big no no!

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Arca23

Jan-17-13 3:41 PM

Why don't you enlighten everyone, Grant. I've always been indifferent to this matter, but the owners name could be spared at least.

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ladybug

Jan-17-13 4:02 PM

So you say the press lying ?

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GrantMingus

Jan-17-13 4:04 PM

I'm not going to elaborate any further than saying that for certain, the wall does not belong to Tanfastic. That alone should tell anyone who has followed this a lot, and most people (ladybug being one of them) aren't aware of that.

I don't want to go into any more details because it's a deep story and the legal system is dealing with it. I'm in no way attached to the pending litigation, but I wouldn't want to interfere with it in any way. The story will be told when they get done sorting it out.

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GrantMingus

Jan-17-13 4:06 PM

No, I did not say the press is lying. They just haven't told a lot of the story, most likely because they don't have the rest of the story yet. If you think it's taking too long, I agree but you can blame the legal system for that. Not the city or parties from either establishment.

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Arca23

Jan-17-13 4:07 PM

Ok, Grant. Thanks.

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ladybug

Jan-17-13 4:09 PM

I am blaming the legal system. Thats why i asked.

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GrantMingus

Jan-17-13 4:12 PM

There is just more to it than you would think given the issue, that's why it is taking so long.

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ladybug

Jan-17-13 4:28 PM

Ok !!!

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