The building that housed a saddlery for many years, as well Albany’s in more recent times (and John Blumsky’s bookshop for a while!), is currently being stripped out in preparation for final demolition.
I guess that’s progress, although in many ways real progress will occur when a new building starts to go up.
With the neighbouring former Northern Outlook building and two others a bit further east already down, the opportunities for an integrated approach to Rangiora’s rebuild are becoming even more apparent.
Let’s hope it can happen – but there is only so much that the Council can do.