Saturday, September 26, 2009

Uncle Bill's Building Was "Dry Rotted" And Came Apart Like Gingerbread...



Here is yet more video of the old Uncle Bill's store falling apart like a house made of gingerbread, as insubstantial as the dream of a so-called entrepreneur who really doesn't have the jack to back up his long-winded b.s.

Note the way the bricks turn to dust at the slightest touch of the backhoe and the conversation with one of the workmen at the scene, who says the building is dry rotted.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lennie if you truly are supportive of organic and natural food for North Minneapolis then please do what it takes to convert the open lot into a huge community garden. Let the people of North Minneapolis grow their own food, this certainly is a way to give back to the community!

Anonymous said...

Bricks don't dry rot.

Johnny Northside said...

That's not an entirely accurate statement. Moisture seeps through the masonry and causes the dry rot to the wood. Both the masonry and the wood are impacted by the process, and the whole thing just goes under the term "dry rot." The bricks do indeed degrade and become powdery.

Here. A link for further reading.

http://www.abbottdampproofing.co.uk/dryrot.html

Anonymous said...

I'll bet Lennie doesnt even eat organic food.

Jeanie Hoholik said...

Growing up in Detroit, we lived in century-old pieces of crap. Believe me, they don't dry rot. People do.

Hugs and kisses from a tough old broad (clock stoppin' cute, however) who sells in North! Muaahhh!

Dyna said...

If this building had been properly maintained and not gutted by removing a load bearing wall to expand the store it might have been salvageable. It's testimony to it's lack of structural integrity that the contractor was able to demolish it in less than a day- given the contractors almost $40k bid, I suspect they expected it would take 2 to 3 days to demolish Lennie's pride and joy.