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Manitowoc council OKs first Mirro demo permit

Mayor hopes to see empty square block by 2015

9:14 PM, Nov. 18, 2013
The Manitowoc City Council Monday approved a demolition permit that could lead to the eventual complete razing of the 900,000-square-foot downtown former cookware manufacturing plant.
The Manitowoc City Council Monday approved a demolition permit that could lead to the eventual complete razing of the 900,000-square-foot downtown former cookware manufacturing plant.
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Mayor Justin Nickels expressed optimism Monday night that demolition of the mammoth former downtown Mirro cookware plant may finally start.

"It was a really good deal in the end ... this is a good start," Nickels said following unanimous City Council passage of the demolition agreement calling for Eric Spirtas, St. Louis businessman and building owner, to put up $25,000 cash and two surety bonds as a condition of further salvage and demolition.

Spirtas has said he will be spending some $600,000 for removing asbestos from different sections of the building - bounded by 15th, 16th, ...

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