Owner assures: Linden St. project still a go

The redevelopment of a long-vacant Linden Street building has been a slow process.

Even the building’s owner, Calvin Ruthven, would agree with that assessment.

When the bricks started coming down — one at a time — late last October at 29 Linden St. as part of removing the structure’s damaged second floor walls and dilapidated roof, it was considered the first step in the reinvention of a building that had been unoccupied for some three decades.

The city Planning Board had approved a demolition permit in June 2016 after Ruthven — backed by other Linden Street businesses and building owners — convinced members that the second floor of the building, which had bowing walls, would be too costly to save.

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