Alliance building condemned

The City of Alliance has given notice that the old Toad's Lounge building at Second and Box Butte has been condemned and must be demolished.

In a letter dated July 23 the city informed the building's owners, Sandhills Sustainability of Berkley, California, that the structure has become unfit for human occupancy and poses a danger to the public.

City manager J.D. Cox says the building was inspected by the city engineer, and was deemed unsafe because it is dilapidated, structurally unsafe, and foundationally unstable.

Cox says if Sandhills Sustainability fails to comply by late August the city may demolish the structure, and assess a lien against the property or by filing a civil lawsuit. The structure has been vacant for several years. For decades it functioned as a bar.

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