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Jane and Georgie building set to move

February 4, 2013
The Jane and Georgie's building will make the move to West Rehoboth, after the Coalition for West Rehoboth was able to raise $10,000 to save the building from demolition. The building will become an affordable home in West Rehoboth. BY RYAN MAVITY

It appears the building that houses Jane and Georgie’s in Rehoboth Beach will move to West Rehoboth.

Jane and Georgie co-owner George Chambers said Delmarva Power is expected to come in Feb. 1 to move its lines in anticipation of the move. He said mover John Davidson is still working on his plan for moving the structure; Chambers said the move could happen as soon as early next week, although no date has been set.

Once moved to West Rehoboth, the building will provide affordable housing for a family. The Coalition for West Rehoboth had hoped to save the building before it was scheduled to be demolished, but it was facing a time crunch because Jane and Georgie's owners are clearing the space for a new store they hope to open by spring.

Kevin McKinney, project director for the coalition, said the coalition has raised $10,000 to move the building and are now working out a schedule. The original target date was Feb. 19 or Feb. 20, but it could occur sooner.

Once the building is moved, McKinney said the coalition would need to raise another $25,000 to build a foundation so the house can be rented. He said the building would be stored on the lot while the coalition works on fundraising.

“It all worked out,” he said.