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Wheeling Still Wants 1100 Block Building

July 16, 2013

WHEELING — Howard’s Diamond Center owners Seth and Howard Posin rebuffed the city’s previous attempts to purchase their former downtown Wheeling location, but city officials hope they will reconside......

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atoddh

Jul-16-13 12:34 AM

The article keeps suggesting there is a purpose to the demolitions: "new development". But there is no new development. Perhaps Reporter Hicks should ask who the "developer" is?

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justmytake

Jul-16-13 6:24 AM

atoddh: A News Register reporter asking questions? What do you think you are reading? A newspaper???

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Ragnar

Jul-16-13 6:27 AM

Was their an operating jewelry business at the time of the accident? If not, then the coverage does not apply to ongoing business operations.

No insurance company would ever give full replacement cost of $600,000 + on a building that is worth $60,000, at most.

The city is doing what it usually does, which is bullying. It wouldn't surprise me if Herron told the contractor to purposely damage the property to force the Posin's out, since they refused to sell.

Why are federal tax dollars being used for this BS? Pittsburgh has developers fighting over buying and redeveloping downtown properties in order to build apartments, condos and office buildings from which they can make a profit.

Is there any profit making going on in Wheeling that is NOT tied to taxpayer money?

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goodwine

Jul-16-13 9:27 AM

Interesting how the building was "accidently" damaged by the city's contractor. Why is the city or the contractor not paying for the damage? his insurance should not have to pay it should be the city's responsibility or the contractors to repair the building and the idea of going after the "assessed value" which seems to have plunged in value by the city assessor. Plus now they are going to bully the owner into tearing it down as it does not meet the city's standards? There are many many city owned buildings that do not meet their standards or codes. this is yet another reason why I am stating to hate this city.

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mikeyd

Jul-16-13 9:40 AM

the new development will a grass yard for $400,000.

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libralady1973

Jul-18-13 3:20 PM

Its not like the Howard's Diamond Center building is the last remaining building blocking whatever "development" they have in mind. The Chinese restaurant and Vocelli buildings are pretty much eyesores too.

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