Price Florist on Oak Ridge Turnpike got another 30-day reprieve from a repair or demolition order.
Property owner Patricia Warren of Crossville said she is cleaning up the property and has three serious prospective buyers. Two, including a chain that sells “products that you consume,” would demolish the building, and the third would relocate an existing Oak Ridge business from the edge of town to the 0.35-acre site in the heart of the city, Warren said.
The city staff said the building is in “severe disrepair” and posted an “emergency vacate” on the building on May 1. The business, which is owned separately, is now unused.
In June, the Oak Ridge Board of Building and Housing Code Appeals declared the once-thriving store on busy Oak Ridge Turnpike to be a nuisance and unfit for human occupation or use. But the board stopped short of issuing a demolition order and gave the property owner 30 days to present a repair or demolition plan.
On Thursday, the board told Warren they want her to return in August with either a demolition permit, repair plan, or sales agreement.