Time lapse shows demolition of Firestone building in downtown Saginaw

SAGINAW, MI — Demolition crews this week brought down a 132-year-old building in downtown Saginaw as part of ongoing efforts to create a new year-round farmers market in the community. Demolition of the structure known by many asThe Firestone buildingat the corner of Federal and South Water began Friday, July 22, and wrapped up earlier this week. Historic building demolished to make way for Saginaw farmers market downtown Historic building demolished to make way for Saginaw farmers market downtown Demolition work is underway on 132-year-old building in downtown Saginaw that stands on the site where developers plan to unveil a new farmers market in 2017.

The  outdoor farmers market is just one piece in a larger plan to create a year-round indoor/outdoor market in Saginaw and to develop the vacant commercial building once called home by The Saginaw News. SVRC  purchased the 56-year-old building for $500,000 in December 2014 and announced its plans to renovate the facility and bring a year-round farmers market to Saginaw. The  project is a partnership between the Saginaw Downtown Development Authority, the Downtown Saginaw Farmers Market group and SVRC Industries. Plans for the building itself call for aFood huband processing center, a 37-stall indoor farmers market, a food court and demonstration kitchen, 24 72-square-footMini retailbooths, a coffee counter, several retail spaces for lease, large commercial areas for lease and a lounge and ballroom on the third floor

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