Northridge Mall owners file appeal, halt Milwaukee's demo order.

Byline: Bridgetower Media Newswires

The owners of the Northridge Mall have blocked Milwaukee's order to demolish the building by filing an appeal of a judge's ruling, court documents showed.

U.S. Black Spruce Enterprise filed an appeal in late October to keep the former Northridge Mall, 8110 W. Brown Deer Road, standing despite Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge William Sosnay's order to raze the property in early October. Sosnay ordered the ownership group to pay $109,000 before Oct. 31.

A notice of appeal was given to the court on Thursday, court records showed. This continues a back-and-forth between the ownership group and the city whether to demolish the building after four fires broke out over the summer. City officials have wanted the building torn down since 2019.

Sosnay's ruling dismissed a previous appeal Black Spruce made and said the raze order would be enforced. Reports from city officials said building conditions were "deplorable" and access to the building was unsecure.

Black Spruce will pay $2,000 per day while the building is unsecured, according to court records. Company Executive...

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