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      Miller Building lot is now up for sale

      An old building in downtown Kirksville is almost gone now, and the new empty lot will soon be up for sale.

      About 17 days after demolition began on the old Miller Building in downtown Kirksville, the project is now 90-percent complete.

      Crews will now finish clearing the area of any debris before leveling the piece of property so the empty lot can be put on the market.

      Ken Read of Heritage House Rentals owns the property. He told KTVO Wednesday that there are a few ideas to share with investors regarding what to build on the new lot, ranging from a hotel to popular franchise services.

      Read is also in the process of getting feedback from college students.

      "We've got a study in Truman. It's not completed yet. It's about halfway through on what the students want. We feel like this is a corner that needs to mix in with the college. We want their input and what they want down here. They're the ones who do the shopping here," Read said.

      Read said he's excited to see what the future holds for the soon-to-be vacant lot and what a new owner can bring to the city of Kirksville.

      Before Read bought the old Miller Building earlier this year, the city had told the previous owners to fix it up or tear it down.

      Read said he decided to tear it down because fixing it up would not have made good financial sense.