ABERDEEN, Wash. - Another derelict building is coming down in Aberdeen, the Grays Harbor County commissioners yesterday awarded the demolition contract for the two-story building at 1701 Simpson.
Commissioner Frank Gordon said the bid was lower than they expected for the former Hispanic grocery store near Duffy's "We are really thrilled, it come in about half of what we estimated it would do. This gentleman has worked for the city of Aberdeen and others and they've been happy with his work so very pleased with the bid."
Asbestos prep work has been completed, it's expected to be demolished in the next couple of weeks by Gene Yakovich Jr. Trucking of Aberdeen.
Similar to the "Big blue building" in Hoquiam, the county inherited the problem building after it's owners defaulted on taxes, and the city of Aberdeen surrendered it to the county.