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Vlachos building to be destroyed


Birdie Hensley and Kevin Tipps confer during the rescue in June of a Vlachos car from the building where it was stored. Tipps and Richie Gerard hauled it to Hensley's home in anticipation of eventually putting it in the Pioneer Museum in Electric City, where it now resides. - Scott Hunter photo

The city council in Grand Coulee voted to go out to bid for the demolition of the "Vlachos building," on Spokane Way.

The building, once belonging to inventor and mechanic Constantinos Vlachos, has been boarded up and abandoned for some time now.

Thomas Geiger, an attorney who represents the Vlachos estate, had requested an extension to work out a deal selling the property.

The city, tired of granting extensions, moved instead to seek bids to demolish the property that is in a decrepit condition.

"We've never let a nuisance property go on this long," said Councilmember Tammara Byers at...

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