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Demolition permit issued for Smith Ace Hardware on East College Avenue

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Demolition permit issued for Smith Ace Hardware on East College Avenue

Photo by Travis Hudgons, provided to Decaturish

This story has been updated. 

Decatur, GA — A demolition permit has been issued for the vacant Smith Ace Hardware store at 601 E. College Avenue.

Demolition may take place this month, but the schedule is up to the contractor and owner, City Manager Andrea Arnold said. She was not aware of any plans for the property.

Smith Ace Hardware closed its doors in July 2014 and has not been redeveloped since then. The store inventory was auctioned off on July 19, 2014.

The property owner of record is Seaboard Properties LP, and the registered agent for that company is Charles Bosserman. He told Decaturish he doesn’t know when the demolition will begin.

“There are no immediate plans for this property other than to get rid of an eyesore,” Bosserman said. “Long term plans are to sell the land to a developer probably but not necessarily for apartments.”

He added that the property is temporarily owned by Seaboard Properties, but it will be transferred to an East Decatur Station entity some time this year. Bosserman is a partner in the East Decatur Station mixed-use project.

Editor and Publisher Dan Whisenhunt contributed to this article. 

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