- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 2, 2014

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) - Crews are demolishing an old casket factory in the eastern Alabama town of Phenix City.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports (https://bit.ly/1pJUdKR) that the 33,000-square-foot warehouse was also used at one time as a textile mill.

Last year, the city condemned the facility, which had been vacant for more than a decade.

Demolition work started a couple of weeks ago and is about 50 percent complete.

Owner Ellis Austin said he has hired a demolition firm to take it down at a cost of between $40,000 and $50,000.

Austin said he plans to put the land back on the market when the building is gone.

The land is on the edge of an area near the Chattahoochee River that is being redeveloped.

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Information from: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, https://ledger-enquirer.com


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