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City prepares to tear down Lindey CleanersSubmitted: 10/10/2013
Story By Melissa Constanzer


RHINELANDER - Old abandoned store fronts can be eyesores But one store in Rhinelander might be hurting more than just the eyes. That's why the City plans to tear it down.

The City of Rhinelander needs grants to remove Lindey Cleaners. The grants would mostly come from the state. The City will sign a contract Monday night to determine the cost of the property.

"We'll be taking it down sooner or later but the only thing is that it's a cost factor and its extremely expensive in regards to it. [And] there's only one way that the city can handle it and that's with a grant system and we're going to have to get grants or we won't be able to do it," says Richard Johns, Rhinelander Mayor.

Lindey Cleaners, an old dry cleaner, served Rhinelander for decades. People fear the store may have years of chemicals seeping into the ground. The city first needs to purchase the property and investigate environmental damage.

"And that's a process that we'll have to work our way through that system too and see what we get. But it'll take a long time to get it. It don't happen overnight," said the Mayor.

It's still unknown how many chemicals are in the ground. Once the store is removed, the City may use the ground as a parking lot.

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