One of Main Street’s older business buildings is almost officially a thing of the past.
During Monday’s Bridgeport City Council meeting, an update concerning the demolition of the former Mike Kelley Appliance building was given to the city’s governing body. Work started on the demolition Monday morning and when work ended in the afternoon only two walls and the outside canopy remained.
It was part of a brief discussion during Monday’s meeting. It came up during Interim City Manager and Police Chief Mark Rogers’ report.
Enviroclean, LLC is the contractor for the demolition. They had a winning bid of $28,293.35 and a 10 percent contingency of $2,829 (total of $31,122.35). The bid, however, included demolishing the Mike Kelley building on the corner of Virginia and West Main Street as well as a residential property on Water Street.
“Environclean has met every expectation that I had, and I believe everyone that has been part of that project has had,” said Rogers. “They’ve done a great job, and people need also see the finished project done down on Water Street.”
The Water Street property has already been demolished. The area has been cleared and seeded.
City officials have said they have no definite plans for either piece of property.