Abandoned Columbus Grove Building Will Be Renovated

11/15/18 – 7:29 A.M.

A Columbus Grove businessman will renovate a vacant building in the village. The Putnam County Sentinel reports Christopher Halker has bought the Crawford building at 100 North High Street.

The village has agreed to pay up to $15,000 to meet liens on the property. They are also providing two roll off dumpsters during the renovation process. Council says the cost is much lower than the roughly $100,000 it could have cost to demolish the building.

If Halker doesn’t complete the renovation in a timely manner he’ll have to reimburse the village. He plans to locate a Thrivant Financial office in the building.

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