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Demolition grant takes down Wagars restaurant, bar


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ONTONAGON - The former Wagars restaurant and bar is going down. Crews and big equipment from the Pesta Construction Company started the demolition of the building Monday.

The restaurant and bar were originally two buildings but a door was created between them and remodeled to look like one structure.

The village now owns the property and obtained a Michigan Land Bank Authority Rural Demolition Grant to tear it down. The $50,000 grant will not pay for the entire project. Pestka Construction gave the low bid of $76,500 on the project. Village Manager Joe Eri...