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Green Bay to buy 2 downtown buildings

Mayor apologizes for secrecy on $275,000 redevelopment deal

7:01 AM, May 22, 2013
The city of Green Bay is moving to acquire the old Schauer & Schumacher buildings at 109 N. Adams St. (shown) and at 227 E. Walnut St.
The city of Green Bay is moving to acquire the old Schauer & Schumacher buildings at 109 N. Adams St. (shown) and at 227 E. Walnut St.

With an apology from Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt, the City Council has approved a downtown building purchase that went undisclosed to the public until hours earlier.

The City Council agreed Tuesday to spend $275,000 acquiring the former Schauer & Schumacher furniture store buildings at the corner of East Walnut and North Adams streets. The city intends to give the buildings to a developer who will try to rehabilitate them.

The city's Redevelopment Authority last week discussed the deal behind closed doors and then voted to endorse it, while refusing to divulge details other than what ...

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