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Butte business owners mourn loss of Brincks, Deluxe buildings

Published On: Feb 19 2014 06:14:27 PM MST   Updated On: Feb 19 2014 06:24:11 PM MST
Butte business owners mourn loss of Brincks and Deluxe buildings
BUTTE, Mont. -

Two Butte businessmen who tried tried to save the Brincks and Deluxe Buildings say it's unfortunate the buildings will be torn down.

The Council of Commissioners will decided Wednesday night to hire an outside contractor to begin demolition.

Brian McGregor and Mike Reilly both filled out developer's packets to try to buy the Brincks Building. McGregor's packet was considered incomplete and Reilly's packet missed the deadline.

McGregor, who has protested against demolishing historic buildings before, said he hasn't decided whether he will protest this cause if it passes.

Reilly told us the buildings could be saved and he has worked on buildings in much worse shape.

"A lot of the commissioners would have let me have the buildings if I had got it in the deadline," said Reilly, owner of the Copper King Saloon.

"I would hope that people would come out and be vocal about it, whether they drive by and honk their horns or whatever," said McGregor, Silver Dollar Saloon owner.