Owners Decide Not To Rebuild After Downtown Lapeer Fire
The fire on November 12, 2013 in downtown Lapeer, destroyed the building near the Pix Theater that included four apartments and the Lost Treasures store, a consignment and antique shop on west Nepessing. The fire also caused extensive damage to Burke’s Flowers, that has since relocated across the street while repairs are being made. Owners of the burned building have decided not to rebuild and are working with city administrators to finance the demolition.The structure is mid-block and is currently fenced off as a precaution since the front wall has a lean toward the street and is in danger of falling. The roof of the building burned through and the costs to repair are greater than the value. The owners are asking the city to take ownership of the building. City administrators are awaiting a quote on the demolition before moving ahead.