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Blue building demolition expected to begin soon
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The Blue Building’s auditorium and gymnasium could be little more than a memory by Christmas. Tri-State Development has 60 days to remove the buildings.McMinnville officials voted last week to pay Tri-State Development $238,800 to move forward with demolition. The price included $9,500 to salvage and stockpile 170,000 bricks and $500 to remove and replace existing shingles.Keith Bouldin, of Tri-State Development, plans to pile up all the brick and allow the city to keep what it considers salvageable, says Alderman Ken Smith.“As I understand it, instead of counting every one of those bricks, he is just going to put all the bricks in one area,” said Smith.