By Greg Ptacek
Director of Neligh Economic Development Office
Every community has its warts, Neligh is no exception. I’d wager there has never been a wart as controversial at the old Helmer’s building just off Main Street. My first day in position as Economic Developer I was poignantly asked what I was going to do about the building. I then proceeded to read the comments of the 2011 survey sent out to Neligh residents. The survey was riddled with comments about doing something with the building.
Well after a little bit of poking, prodding, and enough tenacity to make a dog with a bone look weak, it is my pleasure to announce that the Helmer’s building has officially been sold! I cannot divulge who has purchased it but I can say the new owner has some very impressive plans for redeveloping the area.
Stay tuned for more information!