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Your Stories: Abandoned Tornado Ravaged Building Update

SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) — During our last “Your Stories” call in last month, one viewer asked what is happening with the old abandoned warehouse building on Park Street in Springfield.

ANSWER: It’s an old multi-story brick building that was badly damaged in the June 2011 tornado. After years of inactivity, work is underway at the site. It is owned by the same family that owns Red Rose Pizzeria, and for safety’s sake before something bad happens, owners are tearing it down. The vulnerable and dangerous parts of the property are particularly in the back of the building. What the future will bring for the site, though, remains to be seen as there are no long-term plans.

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