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Skyrocketing demolition costs for
riot-damaged Minneapolis, St.. Paul
properties delay rebuilding

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Posted By: Ribicon, 8/31/2020 12:20:19 PM

One day after rioters destroyed the Sports Dome retail complex in St. Paul, a construction crew hired by the city knocked the building down because it was dangerously unstable. Then the city presented the property owners with a $140,000 bill for what it would cost to haul away the debris. “We were really upset about that,” said property owner Jay Kim, whose insurance policy covers a maximum of $25,000 in demolition costs. “We thought that was high. But we didn’t know how much demolition would cost at the time.” Like dozens of other investors whose properties were severely damaged in the May riots,

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Sure, business owners are on the hook for massive damages no one would have expected, but on the other hand, think how much fun the WHITE Marxist agitators had destroying those cities on the pretext of allying with Oppressed-Africans. (Headline is as published, with extra period in St. Paul.)

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ribicon 8/31/2020 12:21:58 PM (No. 526986)
Also, because these city governments stand by and allow ongoing destruction, even lightly encouraging it, they should be removed and replaced, as they no longer serve the people.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: voxpopuli 8/31/2020 12:29:42 PM (No. 526992)
sue the cities and the MAYORS and COUNCIL MEMBERS.. PERSONALLY..
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Reply 3 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 8/31/2020 12:38:47 PM (No. 526999)
@#2 - Lawyers would cost more than hauling away the debris.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 8/31/2020 12:41:12 PM (No. 527001)
The mechanics of how Democrat/Marxists turn prosperous cities into crime-ridden, third-world dumps.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: john56 8/31/2020 12:41:59 PM (No. 527002)
I'm thinking he's lucky to have ANY coverage for damages caused by riots or civil insurrection. I figured that most policies don't cover that. Jokingly, I am a treasurer for a water ski club. A couple years ago, we were advised by our liability insurance carrier that with our renewal (which was in August), we would no longer have coverage for damages due to acts of terrorism. I joked that if Al Qaida was going to attack our ski show, they had to do it before July 31st because we're insured through then.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Jethro bo 8/31/2020 12:45:35 PM (No. 527007)
Paint 'Trump supports inside, MAGA!' on the outside an let Antifa/BLM demolish the buildings.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 8/31/2020 12:49:13 PM (No. 527010)
The "help" these storeowners are looking for should have come the night the rioters were burning down the buildings. Once fires were set the cops should have switched to live ammo. Rioting is NOT peaceful protesting.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: DARling 8/31/2020 12:50:01 PM (No. 527013)
The cities billing the burned-out businesses for debris that would not exist had they not issued "stand down" orders is the ultimate insult. Let the piles of junk sit there, liberal mayors. It is a silent yet effective campaign endorsement for Donald Trump.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Krause 8/31/2020 12:55:36 PM (No. 527017)
Why rebuild? The next time a black criminal resists and gets killed, another loser hissy fit will take place.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: bad-hair 8/31/2020 12:57:52 PM (No. 527021)
Immigrant Muslims being taken down by the insurance companies that take the rest of us down. I'm shocked. How about we make the N word looters sell off their stolen Nikes and pay the demolition costs to finish the job.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: skacmar 8/31/2020 1:02:38 PM (No. 527029)
As usual, misinformation was provided by the media and the leftists creating the looting and destruction: What happened to "It's covered by insurance"? Guess the lefty's were wrong! Now they will be left with empty lots and businesses that cannot afford to rebuild. Now they will be left with higher unemployment for those they claim to represent who used to have jobs. Now they will be left with urban blight. Their protest have become a self-fulfilling prophecy. The rioters/looter took a formerly prosperous area and turned it into a blighted area. Now the people who had jobs are left to depend on government for assistance until they get another job (if they can find one during the ongoing unrest). Just as the Democrats and Antifa / BLM / Fascists planned in their quest to defeat President Donald Trump.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Right Time 8/31/2020 1:13:09 PM (No. 527039)
Send the bill to Soros
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Reply 13 - Posted by: AltaD 8/31/2020 1:34:13 PM (No. 527057)
Leftist on city council says it's price gouging, a "symbol" of capitalisms. Contractors say prices are high because gov't regs require debris from the buildings to be treated as hazardous. Mayor is offering no real financial assistance and certainly won't prevent it from happening again. Bottom line, business owners should declare bankruptcy and walk away.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Venturer 8/31/2020 1:57:11 PM (No. 527072)
Sue George Soros or the Ford Foundation for the money he paid the rioters he should pay the damages.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Starboard_side 8/31/2020 1:59:19 PM (No. 527076)
Wait until they try to get new insurance coverage, and not just for property damage. How about possible increases for health insurance as a result of these incidents. And, every City, County, and State who employs any law enforcement will now find their costs increasing significantly too. After all, the risk factors have increased, which will now also include life insurance.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: KatieJo 8/31/2020 2:22:11 PM (No. 527094)
My blood pressure just rocketed off the charts. Are they kidding????!!!! The "city" does nothing while the citizens property is destroyed, then they bill the citizen to clean up the mess??!! I want to say and do things that are totally socially unacceptable (if there is such a thing these days) and would very likely get me banned from this site.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: DVC 8/31/2020 2:22:15 PM (No. 527095)
Send the bills to BLM. I hear that they have tens of millions. I think a lawsuit is in order.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 8/31/2020 2:23:40 PM (No. 527097)
Why would anyone rebuild there considering there is no reassurance the riots won't happen again? The mayors and city councils can be wasteland royalty. The looters can be their subjects. It will become a wasteland when the businesses, the police and fire departments, and any productive citizens LEAVE. The mayor, city council, and the looters will finally get what they want and deserve: A place to call their own.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Strike3 8/31/2020 2:31:56 PM (No. 527103)
The Summer celebration of unicorns and fairies runs headlong into reality. What, somebody has to pay for this? Those businesses will not be back and the city will lose millions in future revenue but hey, wasn't it fun? Most democrat cities just tax the heck out of existing citizens when they want to build a new stadium. In this case they could just confiscate the estate of George Floyd. No insurance company in its right mind would pay for a rebuilding now.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Strike3 8/31/2020 2:41:30 PM (No. 527113)
Repercussions of this nationwide temper tantrum will have a huge domino effect. What about the hundreds of thousands of residents who are moving out of New York and Chicago? Do you think their luxury apartments and fancy homes are paid for? Can you see the banks chasing them all over the country with foreclosure notices? We are talking billions of dollars in now-worthless properties here. Burned out cars alone will add to the lost money. Many insurance companies have war and terrorism clauses. Good luck getting that burned out Navigator or Escalade replaced.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: leonardo 8/31/2020 2:48:08 PM (No. 527118)
BLM & AntiFa have plenty of money donated by corporate cowards and rich libs to signal their FASE "racial virtue." The rioters precipitated this destruction. SUE BLM & AntiFa TERRORISTS for damages ... sue them again and again and again for each violent rioting incident that harmed people or property. Sue them until they are destroyed, and JAIL perpetrators of violence. I'd bet that "the Lightbringer" was directly or indirectly involved in these "transformational organized" riots ... get tenacious investigators on the case!
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Nimby 8/31/2020 3:03:29 PM (No. 527130)
Send the bill to Frey
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Reply 23 - Posted by: snowoutlaw 8/31/2020 3:27:50 PM (No. 527150)
One should never let the city hire the demolition crew. First the city will pay fair wage which is many times the wage needed to hire workers. Second they will only hire the company that paid the bribes and campaign donations that bought the mayor his job.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: DVC 8/31/2020 3:46:50 PM (No. 527166)
In ten years it will still not be fully rebuilt. Count on it. Same in NYC.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: qr4j 8/31/2020 3:53:12 PM (No. 527170)
I've worked on demolition projects. The health, safety, and environmental concerns are what make demo projects so expensive. You have to treat waste as contaminated in many instances AND you have to take extra measures to protect workers and the public as the demo is going on. These price tags do no surprise me. It takes a lot of gall for government officials to claim "price gouging" when demo would not even be necessary had government done its job to stop the rioting. Seriously, the mayors and others can go to hell as far as I'm concerned. The small business owner -- often an immigrant -- is the one who suffers. the mayors can go screw themselves and the horse they rode in on.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: mean Gene 8/31/2020 4:20:17 PM (No. 527190)
What did Ripley say in Alien? They can bill me! (I'd add, if they can find these owners.) Just like the rioters, these owners can blend into the background, move away, even change their names.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: planetgeo 8/31/2020 5:01:57 PM (No. 527229)
Apparently nobody here has a clue as to who will get the bill and ultimately have to pay for all this "early Festivus shopping" destruction...US. Miss Nancy already proposed the multi-trillion dollar plan. She's just waiting until either (a) the RINOs cave on it, or (b) Biden and the Democrats manage to steal the election and they ram through the falsely worded bills that will tax all of us to pay for all this.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 8/31/2020 8:57:57 PM (No. 527416)
My sympathies for Minneapolis-St. Paul, once upon a time great cities, are less than zero.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: JHHolliday 8/31/2020 9:31:03 PM (No. 527435)
As a retired insurance agent with over 40 years in the business, the main worry will not be higher insurance costs. Insurance will be simply unavailable . That means no loans to rebuild or start a business in those areas. If the collateral can’t be insured(building, contents) then no loans from a bank. No loans mean that the affected downtown areas will never recover. Look for “demands” that the government to start subsidizing insurance for urban areas.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: MickTurn 9/1/2020 8:32:12 AM (No. 527742)
Nope, I filed bankruptcy...Bye!
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