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Winn-Dixie set for demolition, future unclear

March 16, 2007

Americus-  Demolition crews have begun the process of clearing away a landmark plaza destroyed in the Americus tornado. Heavy equipment is now inside the Winn-Dixie grocery store, demolishing the badly damaged store from the inside out. D.H. Griffin Wrecking Company from Atlanta has been hired to do the work, but first had to remove all of the food from the store.

"The Georgia Department of Agriculture has mandated that all this food stuff has to go to a solid waste facility prior to any more demolition happening so we're trying to do that," said Paul Ferguson, D.H. Griffin division manager.

Winn-Dixie is still waiting on information from their insurance company and haven't said yet if they will rebuild on the same location. They expect an announcement some time next week.



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