Hog Wild Saloon to be demolished, says non-profit organization

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A building that was formerly a Kingsport nightclub will soon be torn down.

Engage Tri-Citiies founder Jonathan Anderson says they plan to demolish the former Hog Wild Saloon building in March.

The City of Kingsport required Engage Tri-Cities, a non-profit organization, to gut the building after they acquired the property.

Anderson says the cost to do that would have been over half a million dollars.

Their current plan is to construct a new building on the property.

Their hope is to build a job resource center for homeless and low-income families and individuals.

They are currently seeking bids for demolition of the current building. 

The following is a statement from Anderson:   

Our plan is to still move forward with a much-needed job resource center for homeless and low-income individuals. We want to provide opportunities for education, employment, and tools to empower those stuck in the cycles created by homelessness and government assistance. Through education and employment, we will be able to reduce the numbers of those without shelter and employment. Our desire is to seek solutions for the benefit of those struggling homelessness and for the good of our city.  We are currently in the process of seeking bids for demolition. Once demolition is complete we will begin to develop a plan for construction on the Stone Drive property. We are thankful for the contractors, businesses, and churches that have committed to move forward with us on this project.

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