The city of Auburn has rejected the sole bid it received for relocating the historic Hunter Dinerant, a decision driven by cost and ownership concerns.
The Citizen reports the bid, proposed by Construction, Design and Management of Brewerton, suggested a temporary move of the 1950s-style diner to a city-owned property, such as a former landfill, at a cost of $371,217.
However, this price did not include a hazardous materials survey and abatement.
High cost and the bidder’s refusal to take ownership were key reasons for the rejection. Auburn now plans to conduct an asbestos survey on the diner while exploring other options to repurpose it within the community.
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