City employees last week took down the banners along the fence around the razed block on Main Street.
The banners, featuring images of the old block and mention of the now defunct Renaissance Block, are being stored for future use, according to city Manager Laura Dolgin.
The intent was to remove the name “Renaissance” from the block that is vacant and was once expected to be the place where Bill Stenger and partner Ariel Quiros were going to build a four-story hotel and retail complex.
But state and federal lawsuits alleging misuse of $200 million in EB-5 foreign investments and Quiros taking $50 million have dashed plans for the hotel and a bio-tech plant at the former Bogner plant site on Lake Road.
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