Rossville demolishes eyesore in downtown business district
ROSSVILLE, Georgia (WDEF) – It took a court order, but the city of Rossville has finally knocked down one of its biggest eyesores.
The old La Dean shop on Rossville Boulevard (next to the Food City) had morphed into a bingo parlor in the 2000s.
By 2015, it was used by a local non-profits as a collection site.
Then, on the evening of February 2, 2016, torrential rain and high winds hit the area.
A wall on the second story collapsed into the street.
The building was condemned, and the debris cleaned up.
But the owner never took down the building, leaving a gaping-brick hole exposed to traffic on Rossville Boulevard.
And it has remained that way for a year and a half.
The city of Rossville finally got a court order to take action.
Then Monday evening, they sent in the demolition crew.
By this morning, only piles of rubble were left.
Once that is cleared up, the lot will remain empty until the owner finds a buyer.
But the city has put a lean on the property so any sale will have to include money to pay back Rossville for the demolition.