Saturday, July 05, 2008

Livery Stable Collapse Part IV

Stable Saved

It seemed impossible but the Livery Stable was saved at the last minute. On Tuesday, Sam Savarino of Savarino Construction announced their $1 purchase of the building from slumlord Robert Freudenheim. They will also inherit city demolition costs of up to $400,000. The idea is to keep the back and front walls assuming nothing more falls down. Savarino wants to turn the top three floors into apartments and keep the ground level for parking. The neighbors forced from their homes due to falling debris can't return just yet.

Search Artvoice TV for "White Brothers Livery Collapse" and see just how many people it takes to fight City Hall.

An NPR interview of Buffalo Rising writers discusses the Livery for the first few minutes. You can still download it here. (Let me know if the link breaks.)

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