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Durham Officials To Take Legal Action Against Motel

Posted December 26, 2003 4:26 a.m. EST

— The city of Durham is taking legal action to tear down one of its biggest eyesores.

Officials said they will file a lawsuit condemning the Heart of Durham motel. They said they have complained about the property's broken windows and empty swimming pool.

The property itself has been deserted since the mid-1990s.

The motel owner's lawyer said the company is prepared to fight in court.