Display protests Kress Building demolition

Kress building demolition protest in downtown Youngstown


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — A display featuring two dummies and several signs was set up Friday to protest the demolition of the historical Kress Building on West Federal Street in downtown Youngstown.

The display, which had two dummies holding signs that said “What’s next?”, was set up on a ledge next to the Kress Building. Another sign contained a quote from R.H. Kress.

Demolition on the nearly 90-year-old building was supposed to begin Friday.

The building has been owned by the Community Improvement Corporation, which is an arm of the Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber, since the mid-1990s. Attempts to find funding and developers to save the former five-and-dime department store failed in recent years because it is in such disrepair.

It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the display.



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