The collapse shut down main street for several weeks. The street is blocked by fencing as crews work to take down the rest of the building. Once the lots are cleared, the future of the site is unknown.
“Both the Walton building and the New building will come down and neither building owner, at this point, has any plans to rebuild,” said Mayor Rob Rappold.
Rappold says the city is open to working with the owners to do something with the site to make sure there isn’t a second “Beckley Hole” situation.
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