The Grand America and the Flower Patch: Once controversial downtown property finally sold

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  • jeru0455 SALEM, OR
    Dec. 11, 2013 4:26 p.m.

    I always thought that was a nice corner, a lot better than the car dealership across the street. I don't understand why it was "blighted."

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    Dec. 11, 2013 1:00 p.m.

    It's about time this happened. I don't agree with the tactics taken by the City and the Grand America people back in the 1990s but this site has been a blight on the area for longer than 20 years now. I'm glad the owner finally got what he thought was fair, now SLC can have a much improved very visible corner.

  • SME Bountiful, UT
    Dec. 11, 2013 12:27 p.m.

    I support eminent domain for actual government use, roads and such. Eminenet domain used to take land and give it to someone else, rather than for government use, is an abuse and should be illegal. The supreme court Kelso decision (declaring this sort of action legal) is a horrible miscarriage of justice. New Jersey got what it deserved, but the people that lived in the destroyed neighborhoods didn't.