Another observer was Warren Mayor Bryan Martin. The Mayor is in charge of having the building removed and cleaned up per City Council orders. He did indicate it was a bittersweet event due to the fact he spent much of his life growing up and working in the building that housed the business his family started over 100 years ago. It had to be cleaned up for safety and appearance.
The property is still privately owned and the city will proceed with efforts to collect the cost of the cleanup. It will take some time and effort. According to Mayor Martin, a number of houses and structures in Warren need to be cleaned up but the safety factor and location of this building made it a priority. The city continues working on other sites.