The Stagger Inn & Blight in a Community

The Stagger Inn in the City of Rancho Cordova has been a blight to the community for too many years, but it’s now gone. On April 1, 2010 a group of residents and city employees celebrated at the sight of a backhoe ripping into this dilapidated building that has been vacant for over ten years. The Stagger Inn was ironically demolished on April Fool’s Day with the idea that “It Isn’t a Joke” that it’s finally happening.

Blight impacts property value and even the ethos of a community. How have you seen blight affect property value, a particular neighborhood, or the way a community at large feels about a certain section of town?

I recorded the following video on the day of the demolition. Enjoy.

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