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Denny’s Barber Shop next on city of Glencoe’s demolition list

Glencoe’s downtown area will lose its third business building on Greeley Avenue within a year.
The Glencoe City Council heard Monday night that the building that houses Denny’s Barber Shop, 1218 Greeley Ave., was recently condemned for occupancy after a city building inspection of the rental units resulted in a structural engineer being called in. That resulted in the condemnation action after it was discovered the building was leaning to the north and could not be repaired.
Owner Denny Wendlandt has volunteered to vacate the building, and his renters have to be out of the structure in January, according to City Administrator Mark Larson.
The condemnation comes on the heels of the demolition of the former Sunlife building, two buildings north of Wendlandt’s, and the former Mark’s Economart building on the west side of Greeley Avenue and south of Wendlandt’s building.
The Sunlife property will become a part of the new Main Street Bar that is scheduled to open early next year, while the Economart property will be used for redevelopment purposes.
Larson estimated it will cost $21,000 to demolish Wendlandt’s building, but there needs to be environmental testing done as well, especially if asbestos is involved. He said the total cost will be “at least $32,000.”

For more, see the Dec. 17 print edition of The Chronicle.