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Former NorthTowne Mall demolition nears completion

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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Demolition is nearing completion at the former NorthTowne Square Mall and nobody is happier than Ron Hemelgarn, the owner of Super Fitness.

His business is the only portion of the former mall still standing, and he believes the zoning flexibility on the property, combined with the city removing the main obstacle for redevelopment, will lead to new businesses on the site.

"With expansion of GM, and also Chrysler, this area can be light industrial for the job shops that supply products to the auto manufacturers. It's also zoned commercial, so you actually can have vision now to build any type of business," said Hemelgarn. 

The city of Toledo acquired the property from the previous owner, which was delinquent on property taxes and utility payments to the city. The city anticipates recovering the cost of demolition through the sale of the property.

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