Three old buildings on south Main Street have been designated as historic by city hall.
It’s a move that likely saves them from the wrecking ball and likely kills a proposal to build a new hotel on the site.
The buildings south of Portage near the Forks are in rough shape and need significant repairs.
One of them houses popular blues bar Times Change(d).
Local business man John Pollard has offered to buy and restore the buildings.
He’s hoping to meet soon with the current owners who had supported the hotel proposal.