The new owner of the downtown lots that once housed the Double Stop Fiddle Shop and Furrow Flowers will soon begin to be cleaned up.
With a unanimous vote (5-0) by the Guthrie city council on Tuesday evening, the properties of 117 and 121 E. Oklahoma is expected to be cleaned up by March 1.
Cully Stevens recently purchased the properties and requested the March deadline to dismantle parts of the remaining structure, fill the basement, clean the site of debris, level the lots and secure the service lines.
Stevens is the Managing Broker of First Realty, Inc and serves as a council member for the City of McAlester.
Stevens is hopeful to use majority of the bricks to reconstruct a new building and perhaps bring in a new business. No official plans have been drawn up for the buildings or possible business.
In Feb. 2019, the buildings and businesses were destroyed after a fire broke out from behind the flower shop. Related article: Flames destroy historic downtown buildings