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Mt. Pleasant's In-Town Shops back up for sale

| Saturday, April 28, 2012, 1:59 a.m.

The In-Town Shops in Mt. Pleasant is up for sale — again.

Marie Murphy, vice president of the Mt. Pleasant Business District Authority, told borough council Monday the organization has received a letter from Leo Wisnewski of Grille 31 stating that he has decided not to purchase the building.

Although it was at the recommendation of council to sell the building, the authority is considering other options.

A public meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the In-Town-Shops to discuss the future of the building.

Murphy told council the doors to the In-Town Shops were locked yesterday.

"As of 4 p.m. today, Bill and Andi's is no longer in business in the In-Town Shops," Murphy told council. "The locks have been changed."

Bill and Andi's was in the Main Street building.

Murphy said the local restaurant owed the authority for several months rent, and the doors to the In-Town-Shops will remain locked today.

Also in the building is the Mt. Pleasant Historical Society.

In other business, residents whose homes will be affected by the Quarry Street project attended last night's meeting to voice concerns over the need for and cost of the project.

Quarry Street resident Joanne Kraisinger said she is opposed to the project.

"This is extremely complex and costly," Kraisinger said. "And I don't have a sewer problem."

Kraisinger asked that her property be re-evaluated.

"Come back and check," Kraisinger said. "I don't have surface water. I should not be punished for this."

The Quarry Street project was proposed in response to sewage backup in homes on the street that occurs after heavy rains.

Quarry Street resident Dan Topley said he was pleased with the proposed solution.

"I understand that it may be costly now, but in the future, it will be more costly. I am satisfied with what was presented by the sewage company and by the council," Topley said.

Council members said they will continue to study the problems on Quarry Street.

Council yesterday also authorized curbside recycling.

Allied Waste will supply residents with 18-gallon containers and will pick up recycled items twice a month.

The cost of the service will be $1.28 per month and will begin in January. Residents will be notified of guidelines and instructions.

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