The structure was built in 1902 at the corner of New Cut Road and Kenwood Drive, adjacent to Iroquois Park. Over the years it has operated as a beer garden, restaurant and nightspot.
Some local residents are petitioning to have the complex declared a local landmark. City Historic Preservation Officer Richard Jett says the designation would require the developers to make their case for demolition.
“The individual or entity that’s proposing development will have to prove essentially to the landmarks commission that the building is beyond preservation, that it’s unreasonable to expect it to be rehabilitated,” Jett said.
The landmarks commission will meet Tuesday evening at 6:00 at Iroquois High School.
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