Portions of the Eastgate Plaza shopping center were condemned earlier this year, and the owners have completed demolition of the targeted areas. What the future holds for the facility is in the hands of its owner, as there is some evidence more repairs may be need to be made in the future.
Two signs and a pair of wood frame additions at the rear of the building were recently taken down, according to East Alton Code Enforcement Officer Roger Werts. He says the hope is that more business will be courted to the complex, but that hasn’t been the case in recent years.
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He says there is some evidence that the roof needs repairs. Julia’s Banquet Center, Dollar General and a medical company are the only remaining businesses at the center. The movie theater is also owned by the same parent company out of California, according to Werts.