Cleanup efforts of the fire ruins at the Blackhawk Junction site in Prairie du Chien seem to have finally begun. Most of the work up to this point has taken place inside the facility; however, reports last week said demolition is set to begin today (Monday, Nov. 17).
According to a Nov. 12 update from Justin Kompa, chief investment officer for Newmark Grubb Gialamas, a real estate company out of Madison, workers have been on site since Oct. 27 when Krantz Electric began restoring the parking lot lighting. Abatement work began as scheduled on Nov. 3.
Tom Gialamas’ property manager was at the site Nov. 5 along with the maintenance manager and local technician. That day, they spoke to the workers who were doing the cleanup inside the building, including Field Supervisor Jacobo Jop, from Robinson Brothers contractors, and a project supervisor from Engineered Construction. They were assured everything was moving along on schedule.