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Shakespeare's Pizza Demolition Temporarily Postponed

Jun 10, 2015
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The demolition of Shakespeare’s Pizza has been postponed, according to Columbia Public Works. Contractor Emery Sapp and Sons was scheduled to start the process on June 10 at 8:00 AM, but public works announced Wednesday morning that it would be delayed until June 15. According to Public Works building and site development manager Shane Creech, the decision to delay the demolition was not made by the city.

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Recently, one of the biggest issues on the Columbia City Council's plate has been the proposed demolition moratorium on buildings in downtown Columbia, such as Shakespeare's Pizza.  KBIA’s Jason Hoffman tells us why the debate still matters even though the ordinance failed. 

University Village Apartments
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Demolition is scheduled to begin Monday at the University Village Apartment Complex on South Providence Road in Columbia, according to the Columbia Tribune.

Moberly City Council chooses contractor for demolition projects

Oct 10, 2013

The Moberly community has slated seven condemned properties for demolition. City Council members last night voted to contract with Phil Wilson LLC for the demolition work because it had the lowest estimated cost for the work.

Mayor John Kimmons says the properties are slated for demolition to open up the properties for future development and to maintain the neighborhoods as best as possible.

"We identify residences that have been condemned or not kept up and so what we try and do is budget to take those down and improve the area and the neighborhood," Kimmons said.

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The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the Columbia City Council voted Tuesday night against an ordinance that would have put a created a six-month moratorium on demolition permits in downtown Columbia.

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The Columbia City Council is considering an ordinance that would put a temporary abeyance on demolition permits in downtown Columbia. 

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Demolition has begun on a Joplin hospital that took a direct hit from a deadly May 22nd tornado.

The Joplin Globe reported that about 1,000 people turned out Sunday for a ceremony at the shell of the once-bustling St. John's Mercy Hospital. Speakers talked about the history of the hospital before a wrecking ball ceremonially smacked the side of the building a few times. From there, the crowd went to a groundbreaking ceremony for the new structure. It is being built at a site three miles away.