In the path: The building on the west side of Franklin Street south of U.S. 40 will be torn down as the city continues moving toward starting construction on the expansion of Franklin Street. The city still is negotiating with two property owners to acquire land needed for the project. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)
GREENFIELD — The city of Greenfield will soon raze the former home of Bob’s Auctions to make way for the expansion of Franklin Street south of U.S. 40.
The city purchased the building earlier this year, and because it stands too close to the road, it will be demolished within the next few weeks.
The Greenfield Board of Works last week agreed to the $14,549 quote from Fisk Services to demolish the structure. Fisk Services, which is located across the street from Bob’s Auctions, gave the lowest bid; three other companies bid between $17,500 and $32,150.
Karla Vincent, city engineer, said Fisk Services has until Oct. 4 to demolish the building.
Bob’s Auctions has already moved out; while owners Robert and Marcia Sebastian could not be reached for comment, the company website states their new office is in New Palestine.