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Owners appeal ruling on demolition of the Heritage House

There may not be any demolition at the Heritage House Hotel anytime soon.

The owners filed an appeal Friday to the jury verdict ordering them to repair or demolish it.

The appeal was filed on the very last day that it could legally be filed by lawyers for Greenbriar Properties.

The city doesn't have money in the budget to pay for demolition, but are still making plans to find a way to cover the costs involved with demolition, if needed.

Albany City Attorney Nathan Davis said  "Ask the court to require them to post a bond, for any damages incurred by the city. We would base it on the fact that we fee like there is no evidence to support an appeal."

Davis said that if the Court of Appeals hears the case, it could take between 6 to 9 months before a decision is made, leaving the eyesore building untouched until then.

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