Richmond Heights plan and zoning is set to meet on August 24 for a public hearing for an urgent care facility on the southwest corner of Big Bend and Clayton. The building would replace the one there now, displacing two longtime Richmond Heights businesses.
Waldbart Florist and Jon Paul Designs and Collectibles would be forced to move (which both plan to do if needed) if the city agrees to let the building owner demolish it and replace it with a new Total Access Urgent Care.
Waldbart Florist has been at the location 50 years; Jon Paul Designs and Collectibles about 25.
The fourth generation Waldbart is the owner of the florist. She had no comment on Wednesday.
Jon Paul had several comments. He said he heard about the plan on Thursday last week.
“They’re taking away the nostalgic look of the town with all this building **** that they’re doing that looks like crap,” he said. “It’s a historical building and it could have been redone to where it would look phenomenal. The people who are doing it want to buy the building and tear it down and Richmond Heights is letting them do it. There’s nothing we can do.”
He said both businesses might have found a new location.