The demolishing of Greer's will start Monday, March 26, according to a memorandum by the city.
The memorandum, which was written by City Planner Chris McCrary and addressed to the merchants of historic downtown, says that the demolition on the 87 S. Peachtree St. storefront should last no later than Thursday, March 29.
Five parking spaces in front of the building will be barricaded off for public safety and for a dumpster, according to Norcross Welcome Center and Downtown Manager Cate Kitchen.
Minimal dust is also to be expected during the demolition days, added Kitchen.
The storefront, which is adjacent to in historic downtown, has been an eyesore for awhile. According to the memorandum, the city hired an independent structural engineer for a status inspection months ago, and it was determined that the building was a safety hazard because of its dilapidation.
McCrary explained at that Greer's had been rotting from water and rain infiltration. It's unlikely that the storefront holds much historical significance, he added, not to mention that it would take too much effort to try to preserve the facade.
The owner, David Greer, said during the meeting that he wants to start constructing a new building as soon as possible. McCrary also discussed that they would be working on a plan to match the 1920s style of historic downtown.