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By Lee Hughes
Staff Reporter 

Buyer beware: Investor stuck with condemned building

Owner claims city of Medical Lake is discriminating against him


Last updated 7/18/2019 at 8:51am

It appears Andy Louie bought a lemon, and wants to make lemonade, but the city of Medical Lake won’t let him.

The lemon in question is a 99-year-old, 888-square-foot building located at 110 S. Lefevre St. in Medical Lake that Louie purchased in March 2018 for $35,000, according to county documents.

The structure was later deemed uninhabitable after complaints from an adjacent business and local residents prompted a city inspection, according to City Administrator Doug Ross.

Farm Salvation owner Gerri Johnson, one of those who complained to the city, noted that the structure emits a stron...

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