Can we ever have a Shranks again, and what is going on with that building? I thought I heard there were plumbing issues. What is the city doing with that building? And that Froggy’s Depot on NE Capital? And that blue place on Calhoun? (Full question.)
-The Shranks building was demolished in the summer of 2019. The building was unstable and unsafe for occupancy, as it had a separating exterior wall. Battle Creek Unlimited has been working to market the site for new residential construction.
-Both of the properties on Capital Avenue NE and Calhoun Street are privately owned and available for lease and/or sale. The city’s Small Business Development team has referred several potential businesses to the owners over time. We will continue to look for viable occupants to aid in the redevelopment of these properties.