Crews clean up debris after 420 Main building demolition


EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) – Crews continue to remove debris from Sunday’s demolition of the 420 Main building in Evansville and several businesses near the site reopened on Monday.

Lic’s Deli & Ice Cream despite some windows and signs being damaged by the implosion. Contractors are expected to cover the repair costs. Some resident say it’s odd to see the once long standing part of Evansville’s skyline not be there anymore.

“It was built in the 1800s and it’s a historical grant building, so we’re glad it survived it and happy it came out the way it had,” says Kara Combs of Lic’s Deli and Ice Cream.

“Yesterday, when I was driving down the Lloyd, the driveline being different was kind of eerie, and then coming down and seeing it with my kids down here, they thought it was pretty weird too,” says Ashly Morris, whose family runs Your Brother’s Bookstore on Main Street.

There is no official word yet on how long some streets will remain closed or how long the debris removal will take place.

(This story was originally published on November 22, 2021)

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