Dubuque building owner says structure's sale is close
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - The owner of a crumbling Dubuque landmark acknowledges missing another court deadline but says he's close to selling the 120-year-old former brewery to a Cedar Rapids developer.
The Telegraph Herald (http://bit.ly/2fglCV9 ) reports that Jim Krueger, owner of a part of the former headquarters of Dubuque Malting and Brewing Co., agreed to a court order last month to stabilize or demolish a collapsed portion of the building by Nov. 9.
No work has been done so far, but Krueger says he has a purchase offer from a company that intends to turn the building into apartments. He says the sale hasn't been finalized but is close.
Assistant city attorney Maureen Quann says city officials are aware that a sale is imminent.
Officials say that the structure is in such poor shape that a block of a nearby street has been closed in the interest of public safety.