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See KVIA's raw video footage of the demolition of a building on San Antonio. That demolition violated construction rules. The demolition company working for River Oaks will be slapped with a (don't fall out of your seats now) whopping $1700 fine. (Chump change.)
You be the judge. Here's a ahhh lovely River Oaks development, another strip mall, the El Dorado Plaza:
Here's the Trost's John Muir Building, an architectural gem not a tacky strip mall (now demolished):
With some work the John Muir building could have been restored just as the Mulligan/Luther building now has been for the City of El Paso:
Now (finally) watch the video and imagine what could be if love for community, civic duty and pride for our heritage win out over greed:
And do visit Sundancesquare.com. This is what can be in El Paso. We deserve it. Not this, River Oaks.