Demolition begins on Winnipeg heritage building at risk of collapsing

Crews demolishing the Scott Memorial Orange Hall at 216 Princess Street on Thursday. ( Tyson Koschik)

From CBC: Demolition has begun on a heritage building in Winnipeg’s Exchange District that the city said was at risk of collapsing.

Winnipeg historian Gordon Goldsborough watched a crane dig into the bricks of the Scott Memorial Orange Hall, located at 216 Princess Street, on Thursday.

“It’s really sad,” said Goldsborough, president of the Manitoba Historical Society.

Goldsborough took a fallen yellowish brick that had some remnants of pink from a ghost sign painted on the side of the building.

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Manhattan’s subterranean Lowline park flatlines

Despite capturing the attention of an intrigued public in New York and beyond, the planned Lowline park is being scrapped. Courtesy The Lowline

From The Architect’s Newspaper: Manhattan’s Lowline, a planned underground park project that stretched the concept of adaptive reuse to exciting and seemingly impossible new extremes, is no more.

As first reported by Crain’s, funding for the estimated $83 million subterranean green space that would have been tucked deep beneath the Lower East Side within the long-abandoned Williamsburg Trolley Terminal has essentially dried up. This has forced the project to go “into dormancy” as Signe Nielsen, a landscape architect and member of the Lowline’s board of directors, explained to Crain’s. “We were unable to meet all of the benchmarks that were required, one of the most significant of which was to raise a substantial amount of money.”

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Mom’s Diner and Pop’s Roadside Eatery have closed; Owners hope to focus on Tailgator’s Sports Cafe and may repurpose the space in the future

Mom’s Diner owners announced Sunday, Feb. 16, that they have closed the restaurant located at 1322 Main Ave. Tailgator’s Sports Cafe will remain open. David Samson / The Forum

From InForum: FARGO — Area residents familiar with the Cheese Frenchie were mourning the news Monday, Feb. 17, that Mom’s Diner had closed at 1322 Main Ave. in Fargo.

The deep-fried cheese sandwich had been a popular menu item since the restaurant first opened as a King’s Food Host U.S.A. in 1965.

The owners announced the closure in a Facebook post Sunday, Feb. 16.

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Marquee renovation project moves forward at the Warner Theatre

From One of the most visible parts of the Warner Theatre restoration is moving forward.

Erie Events is hiring a consultant to oversee the blueprint specifications and installation of the marquee.

On Thursday, the Convention Center Authority was told the contract will cost $27,000.

The Warner Theatre marquee will be built with an emphasis on making sure it looks the way it did when the theatre opened almost 90 years ago.

It is expected to cost up to $1.5 million.

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7 In Your Neighborhood: The Telway in Madison Heights

From WXYZ: MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WXYZ) — Open 24/7 except for Christmas, The Telway has been on the corner of 11 Mile and John R in Madison Heights since 1959.

The retro diner is famous for its sliders and top secret seasoning.

The tiny 15-seat diner can sometimes sell 2,000 sliders in a day.

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