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Historic Alexander's Building in Havana torn down

Posted at 6:19 PM, Jun 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-17 18:19:36-04

HAVANA, Fla. — People in Havana said goodbye to one historic downtown building as it was torn down Monday morning.

The Alexander's Building was severely damaged during Hurricane Michael. It was built in the 1940s but closed down about 10 years ago.

Havana Main Street as well as the town of Havana now say that this is an opportunity for more people to visit downtown Havana and maybe even decide to open up a business in the area.

"It had a lot of history. It was a pool hall, it was a movie theater, it was a furniture store, so you get a little mixed emotions both ways," said Terri Paul, a business owner. "You're excited to see it go. Fingers crossed on what's coming in. We have no idea. It could be anything from a park to retail space but it just goes to show you all of the exciting things that are getting ready to happen in Havana.

There is no set plan for the area right now, but the people we spoke to say they are hoping a family owned local business or park will take that place.