Video: Asbestos To Be Removed From Old Gilmer Inn

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COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – Workers continue to dismantle the old Gilmer Inn in downtown Columbus.

Caution tape lines the outside of the building to keep people.

Everything inside the building is being torn out.

The city bought the old hotel for $425,000 late last year.

Before demolition can move forward, more work must be done.

“As soon as we get the quotes in for asbestos removal and take care of that and have it removed, then the next step will be to take bids to have it demolished and the sooner the better,” said Columbus Mayor Robert Smith.

The city council is expected to take up the issue at its next meeting.

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