Plains Demolition A Go (Updated)

It’s September 26 and despite promises by Westgate Properties that demolition would begin today, the mighty Plains Hotel still stands.

I took the picture at left at about 9 am this morning.

And there was nobody there. The construction fence (which will go up inside the recently erected wooden hoarding) hasn’t been put up and there aren’t even guys inside the building pulling out windows or anything.

Man, I got up early hoping for explosions and sledgehammers and whatnot (though, for the record, the plan is to bring the building down with backhoes, not dynamite). Instead I get silence.

UPDATE: Just called Silverado Demolition and apparently there are guys in the building. They’re tearing out windows and doing preliminary work.

Hunh. I totally poked around the site and didn’t see anything. (I was there from 9 to about 9:30.) No trucks parked outside or anything. Well, that’ll teach me to trust my eyes.

Author: Paul Dechene

Paul Dechene is 5’10” tall and he was born in a place. He’s not there now. He’s sitting in front of his computer writing his bio for this blog. He has a song stuck in his head. It’s “Girl From Ipanema”, thanks for asking.

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9 thoughts on “Plains Demolition A Go (Updated)”

  1. JB: Someday that song will be taught in Saskatchewan schools. It’s like a fucking dirge for everything we’re losing thanks to the boom.

    Chris: No problem! My morning field trip meant I got to start the day with a delicious lemon poppyseed muffin from Fresh & Sweet.

    Anon: Too true. Even if they do manage to strike The Plains down, it will become more powerful than they could ever imagine.

  2. I still want to save those diamond shaped landscape-y panels above the door. Guess there’s still time…

  3. I want a chunk of that brick wall, to make a new sidewalk where I can pour out beer, in respect to all my homeys I hung out with and saw at that place. Especially Karaoke Robin, the guy who use to sing “Daddy’s Money” and “Keep Your Hands to Yourself” all the time. And classy George who use to sing Sinatra all the time. Damn I miss karaoke at the Plains.

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