Former Glory Days bar caves in

Former Glory Days bar caves in

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troubled youth

Ilion, NY

#1 Jul 14, 2014
ROTFLMFAO

http://www.wktv.com/news/Former-Glory-Days-Ba...

Former Glory Days Bar caves in overnight
By WKTV News
Story Updated: Jul 14, 2014 at 7:29 AM EDT

HERKIMER, N.Y.(WKTV)- A portion of the former Glory Days Bar on North Main Street in Herkimer has collapsed.

NewsChannel 2's crews on the scene say it that part of the roof caved in on Sunday night.

One person nearby reported that she heard a loud rumble around 9 p.m.

Both police and the codes and zoning enforcement department have been notified.

Many remember the building as the site where Kurt Myers hid from police following a lengthy standoff, back in March 2013.

Myers killed four people and injured two others after the shooting spree.

Eventually a tactical team along with FBI agents, rushed the former bar killing Myers in a shootout.
herkimer

Little Falls, NY

#2 Jul 14, 2014
The owners knew it would eventually happen. The village knew it would eventually happen. All previous owners knew it too. The upstairs sloping floors and tilting walls were an indication that this was just a matter of time. What did codes do about it? Nothing. What did the owners do? Nothing. What did Herkimer Now do? Paint the alley wall for the owners for free. Volunteerism might make people feel good, but it changes nothing if the owner does nothing except say thank you for painting for us.
Burt Ward 21

Poland, NY

#3 Jul 14, 2014
keep letting greedy real estate vampires rape and pillage everything worth a nickel out of these once historic buildings and all you have left is a worthless liability. They take then they abandon.
told ya so

Auburn, NY

#4 Jul 14, 2014
this is just symbolic, of things to come
Codes

Little Falls, NY

#5 Jul 14, 2014
I believe insurance will now be collected on the damage if owners had insurance on it. They collect and leave property to herkimer for cleanup on village expense.. Latest landlord scam. Make sense now?
troubled youth

Ilion, NY

#6 Jul 14, 2014
Codes wrote:
I believe insurance will now be collected on the damage if owners had insurance on it. They collect and leave property to herkimer for cleanup on village expense.. Latest landlord scam. Make sense now?
That's a good question. Insurers don't insure buildings that their own inspectors or regulatory bodies (i.e. Herkimer Codes) have deemed unsafe. Would be interesting to peruse inspection reports on that structure and learn whether any insurance outfit was dumb enough to insure it.

The collapse has further undermined the structural integrity of what remains such that we will probably see the structure demolished at some point, given the hazard it poses to the safety and welfare of the welfarians who lounge in front of it on their coolers and folding chairs.

Who pays for demoliiton?

This is a real clusterboink and another setback for the cursed Main Street.

You can't really fault the village gov't here, however, they have been too busy harassing the Mangia Macrina pizza truck guy over his wood-fired stove to have time to tend to smaller & less important issues like Main Street collapsing before our eyes.
Hmmm

New York, NY

#7 Jul 15, 2014
Who owns the building? For that matter, who owns the REST of the rat traps on Main St.? Love to see the landlords' names painted on the buildings they own.
Lt Colonel

Tea, SD

#8 Jul 15, 2014
Funny, I don't remember a bar upstairs on 3rd floor?
taxpayer

Sutton, MA

#9 Jul 15, 2014
troubled youth wrote:
ROTFLMFAO

http://www.wktv.com/news/Former-Glory-Days-Ba...

Former Glory Days Bar caves in overnight
By WKTV News
Story Updated: Jul 14, 2014 at 7:29 AM EDT

HERKIMER, N.Y.(WKTV)- A portion of the former Glory Days Bar on North Main Street in Herkimer has collapsed.

NewsChannel 2's crews on the scene say it that part of the roof caved in on Sunday night.

One person nearby reported that she heard a loud rumble around 9 p.m.

Both police and the codes and zoning enforcement department have been notified.

Many remember the building as the site where Kurt Myers hid from police following a lengthy standoff, back in March 2013.

Myers killed four people and injured two others after the shooting spree.

Eventually a tactical team along with FBI agents, rushed the former bar killing Myers in a shootout.
Found the new mayor's response interesting-we can't do anything about it. Have to wait and see what current owner will do. If this is a hazard, the village can most definitely deem it such and take it down themselves. Sounds like previous mayor.
Tony Tubby

Rome, NY

#10 Jul 15, 2014
What do you want me to do? I inherited this mess. Tear the building down you fat pile of pig slop, it will give the DPW something to do than sitting around doing nothing all day.
Lt Colonel

Tea, SD

#11 Aug 7, 2014
Need to hold the owner accountable! Sounds like he made his money and left town...
herkimer

Herkimer, NY

#12 Aug 7, 2014
No, she bought the building, saw it was a money pit, and abandoned it under false pretenses that she would turn the upstairs into a small microchip manufacturing plant and with that got the former mayor and Herkimer Now to kiss her butt for several years. True story. Why do you think they kept helping her paint over the graffiti along the side of the building for free. She did not even come to help them out. She left it empty the whole time. Never rented any of it out. It was stupid for her to buy in the first place. She will never pay to tear it down.
main st mall

New Hartford, NY

#13 Aug 10, 2014
Make it a sanctuary for pigeons
GSL

Meriden, CT

#14 Aug 10, 2014
The village already did that to Quackenbush
Solution

Herkimer, NY

#15 Aug 10, 2014
Put a Burrito joint in there and give the owner a 50000 dollar grant.
In The know

Johnsburg, NY

#16 Sep 29, 2014
The building was beyond repair back in the mid 1990's Bruce ward closed off a whole part of it. with a fake wall upstairs. You could seel the sky from inside the old hotle rooms. His helper Charlie opacky what tarps and rain gutters running into the sinks to catch the water. Bruce ward killed that building.
who dat

Little Falls, NY

#17 Sep 29, 2014
In The know wrote:
The building was beyond repair back in the mid 1990's Bruce ward closed off a whole part of it. with a fake wall upstairs. You could seel the sky from inside the old hotle rooms. His helper Charlie opacky what tarps and rain gutters running into the sinks to catch the water. Bruce ward killed that building.
That a boy
When

United States

#18 Sep 30, 2014
Nothing new coming out about demolishion. It's been 2 months and not a word! Imagine when the snow piles on it. What are they waiting for the weight from the snow to make the rest of this eyesore crumble? Fine line between making the owner take care of it and public safety! Watch this building crumble across Main Street after the first heavy snow!
pete and re-pete

Ilion, NY

#19 Sep 30, 2014
When wrote:
Watch this building crumble across Main Street after the first heavy snow!
It's inevitable. I just hope no one gets hurt. The village is taking a huge risk in letting that thing stand in its rickety condition.
Caution Tape

Little Falls, NY

#20 Sep 30, 2014
When wrote:
Nothing new coming out about demolishion. It's been 2 months and not a word! Imagine when the snow piles on it. What are they waiting for the weight from the snow to make the rest of this eyesore crumble? Fine line between making the owner take care of it and public safety! Watch this building crumble across Main Street after the first heavy snow!
Hey, at least the yellow ribbon in front of the building has been replaced.

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