Friday, September 9, 2011
Sunshine Days is little more than a week away and one of the downtown areas that will be exposed for all to see is Edison Avenue.
However, four months after a fire destroyed the Safari and El Conquistador restaurants on Edison Avenue the area is still fenced off. For whatever reason, the El Conquistador site is still a pile of rubble.
I understand it takes time to recover from fire and that the blaze caused a great loss to the property owners and the community. Even so, four months is too long to allow the rubble to sit.
It's probably too much to have it all cleaned up in time for Sunshine Days and the parade route that will proceed right by the burned-out remains.
But there's still time, three months, to address the rubble before Sunnyside's signature Lighted Farm Implement Parade passes by the site.
Here's hoping the city and property owners can work together on a plan for removing the remains of the fire.
It's not only about the appearance, but also the sooner it's cleaned up the sooner rebuilding can begin.
There's been a lot of work done on addressing Sunnyside's downtown...and much work still to be done.
That includes the fire rubble clean-up from this past May.