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City starts process to raze old opera house

Contractors have begun looking at the old opera house at Forest and Williams as the process to raze it begins. There is no time line for the project yet.

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Three bidders have had a peek inside the old opera house building at Forest and Williams, all eying the possibility of razing the beleaguered structure.
Great Bend City Attorney Bob Suelter obtained an administrative search warrant to allow City Inspector Lee Schneider access to the building, owned by David and Barbara Pitcock of Hays. This allowed bidders to look at it for demolition and complete an asbestos inspection.
City Administrator Howard Partington said there is no time line for the project as of yet. The cost of the work will be borne by the city and charged back to the ...

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