Bultman to Borders

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After hearing rumors of the possibility of a Borders Books taking over the Bultman Funeral Home for many months, the pre-construction demolition of the funeral home is underway. Much of the rear of the facility is being demolished. The foreman on the job said a substantial amount of the 2400 sq/ft interior is being removed or has already been removed. It’s impossible to tell this from the street. They were tearing at it with a backhoe this afternoon. . . hand demolition would seem more logical for partial demolition, but I have seen it done. I just hope they don’t f*&U it up.

The facade is braced because the gutting of the building is so extensive. Cement trucks were on site today, it seems that they are pouring new footing for the reinforced walls needed to bear the weight of the books. The foreman said they’ll have an outdoor cafe. The streetside facade is to remain the same but shocking changes are happening in the back.

3 Comments so far

  1. rcs (unregistered) on October 27th, 2007 @ 2:39 pm

    Wow, they didn’t waste any time! Wonder who’s going to do the food for the cafe? Will they subcontract it out to a local or ship in nitrogen-preserved food from Corporate Central?


  2. Rayna (unregistered) on October 29th, 2007 @ 11:02 am

    I used to work at B and N and the odds of Borders doing any local food is very low. I got word of this a few weeks It’s sad that it’s going corporate but at the same time I am glad someone is using the old building and not just letting it sit there and waste away.


  3. Eric (unregistered) on November 8th, 2007 @ 7:34 pm

    I call it progress and is one of the better things that can happen on the corner. People who read do not commit crimes. No one has to eat there. The old Exxon Station would be a great place for a local place. Lets hope they do not sell t-shirts.



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