Former Evansville Nightclub to be Razed

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A vacant building in downtown Evansville located just off the Lloyd Expressway contains lots of history. It once was home to a number nightclubs, but the building will soon come down.

Woody’s was destroyed by a fire almost seven years ago.

Plans to finally raze the rest of the property are now in place.

The building has sat at the corner of Main and John Streets around 125 years.

The building is not in great shape and many are calling it an eyesore.

The building is covered with graffiti, broken windows, and boarded up doors.

It was most recently called Woody’s. Before that, it was a bar known as Harpole’s.  According to our media partners, the Evansville Courier & Press, the building opened in 1891 as a bakery and later became an antique mall before becoming a bar.

The Building Commisioners Office says the building is expected to be razed on Thursday pending the weather.

Eyewitness News spoke with the building’s owner, Danny Harpole, on Wednesday over the phone.

He says he will still own the land. As to what will replace the building, he says he’ll just have to be patient and wait and see.
 

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