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Demolition to redo Fournet building expected to start in a few week

The Fournet building in downtown Crookston is one step closer to being remodeled. A sale was held Saturday, Oct. 27, where residents could buy old bathtubs, doors and other odds and ends from the building. Demolition for the inside is expected to...

The corner of Broadway and Robert Street in Crookston. (April Baumgarten/Grand Forks Herald)
The Fournet Building sits at the corner of Broadway and Robert Street in Crookston. (April Baumgarten/Grand Forks Herald)

 

The Fournet building in downtown Crookston is one step closer to being remodeled.

A sale was held Saturday, Oct. 27, where residents could buy old bathtubs, doors and other odds and ends from the building.

Demolition for the inside is expected to begin in the next few weeks, according to developer Jeff Evers.

Evers purchased the building in 2017 and has plans to begin remodeling the building after buying the land behind it from the city this month.

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The year-long renovation will start with the second floor.

The Tri-Valley Opportunity Council will take up most of the second floor. Evers hasn’t yet finalized tenants for the third and first floors of the building.

The Fournet building was built in the late 1800s and sat empty for close to 50 years.

“This is a really big deal for Crookston,” Evers said.

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