The upper floor has three residential units as well. Building official Guy Morin said the building was unsafe and Wah Lung had unsanitary conditions. City records show the owner of the highly visible property on the corner of West street and Divinity is Xue Q. Chen.
Mayor Ken Cockayne and the city have been attacking blight at lightning speed. The city most recently leveled 86 Divinity Street, the Mayor said “The demolition of this house shows my administration continues to aggressively attack blight. As was said many times blight is a priority and is working. “
On the same day the city also toured 255 Main St. Morin said the building has a lot of issues and is currently working on citations. The property was owned by the Leer Group and in 2010 was sold to Silver St. LLC. Back in 2009 Silver St. LLC sold the property to the Leer Group.
It is unclear at this point what the city or the owner will do in the coming weeks at 2 Divinity St. Calls and visits to Wah Lung went unanswered.