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Canton makes progress of previous liquor store building


By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Canton Progress Edition

In 2013 the City of Canton made a decision to retain ownership of the city’s municipal liquor store with plans to close the business and use the building for other purposes. The city’s plan was to liquidate the remaining inventory and renovate the building for town use in the future. The oveall goal is to utilize the building as Canton’s city hall.

The last day of business for the Canton Municipal Liquor Store was October 31, 2013, and since then the Canton City Council began looking at renovation options as early as the November city council meeting.

Plans include restructuring many parts of the building, even making the structure more energy efficient.

The city will try to contract the work out to local contractors as long as the expenses stay within a reasonable budget alignment. The first work to be done will be the interior including gutting the building as a winter project.

There is a lot of work ahead with this project and the city will continue to discuss the stages of the process at upcoming monthly city council meetings.
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