Work again delayed on well-known eyesore in downtown Belleville

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on July 25, 2013 at 7:22 PM

(KMOV) -- Work has again been delayed on what’s becoming a well-known eyesore in downtown Belleville.

A massive hole continues to stay put at the corner of Jackson and Main, where two businesses were torn down two years ago after catching on fire.

There’s been legal wrangling between the owners and the city over paying to remove some asbestos from the site and fill the hole.

The area’s in a popular part of downtown filled with shops, bars and restaurants.

“It’s not very tidy. I think in three years there could have been better fencing or some kind of something to make it a little bit more appealing to the downtown,” said Andria Powell with

Circa Boutique and Gifts.

An attorney for one of the property owners says it will cost upwards of $80,000 to complete the job.

The city is giving the two property owners until the end of the week to resolve the problem.

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