Buyers should have acted more quickly

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Forget the appraisals. Ignore the Chicago cheerleaders. A building is worth what someone will pay.

After 13 months of publicly approved demolition notice, the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy scrounged up only one potential buyer who telegraphed tepid interest by demanding a refund of deposit should they simply walk away. Apparently nobody was fooled by the “crowdfunding” fantasy.

Mr. Ruis did not become the successful developer driving progress in Columbia Falls by wasting his time that others considered expendable. Perhaps they simply need to learn to act more quickly and replace their mouths with their money.

Andy Palchak, Kalispell

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