Friday, May 15, 2009

Future of Roddy's site still uncertain

Property owners say they have no solid plans

Express Staff Writer

Plans are still in development for the site that once hosted Dirty Little Roddy’s. The property’s owners say they’ll rebuild eventually. Photo by Della Sentilles

While the reconstruction of Whiskey Jacques' saloon in downtown Ketchum appears imminent, the future of the neighboring lot to the north remains uncertain.

Whiskey's and the adjacent Main Street building that used to house the Dirty Little Roddy's nightclub were rendered into rubble after a fire started in the vacant Roddy's building last September.

The owners of the Roddy's property, George Kirk and Robert Kantor, have yet to outline any intentions for the site.

"There are no current plans, but it will eventually get rebuilt," Kantor said this week. "The space is available for a tenant to come in and make a proposal for a building."

In the meantime, Kantor said that Kirk, who is currently out of town, is working on a possible interim plan that could include a landscaped area with the potential for use by outdoor food and drink vendors.

Excavation on the Whiskey Jacques' site is scheduled to begin in early June, with the new building expected to be complete by mid-December.

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