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Posted: Wednesday, 27 August 2014 5:29AM

Kansas Town to Begin Rebuilding its Downtown



ANTHONY, Kan. - A south-central Kansas community that lost a downtown block to a fire five years ago is preparing to start rebuilding.
 
The Hutchinson News reports (http://bit.ly/1qrXK2p ) a groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled Thursday morning for the $3.5 million redevelopment project in Anthony.
 
Several businesses were destroyed on July 8, 2009, by a gas explosion and massive fire that burned for hours. The fire began when a truck broke through pavement in an alley, severing a gas line that then exploded.
 
Demolition began a year later, and a special sales tax was levied in the downtown area to fund the reconstruction.
 
The project calls for a building a two-story, 41,000-square-foot shell with nearly a dozen storefronts, which will then be up to individual property owners to complete.

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Kansas Town to Begin Rebuilding its Downtown
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