Pioneer Florist is now a parking lot

The Pioneer Florist building at 306 W. Wishkah St. has been torn down to make way for a parking lot for the building at 304 W. Wishkah next door, said owner Conrad “Butch” Jobst Tuesday.

“It’s the removal of an eyesore,” and part of a renovation of “my little part of the world” said Jobst who also owns B&B Automotive Inc. at 301 W. Market St. He also plans to repaint the martial arts bulding next to the automotive business, at 303 W. Market, this summer.

The building next to where Pioneer Florist stood housed the old Safeway, Seafirst Bank and was temporarily headquarters for the government offices, he said.

He is totally open to possibilities for that building, which “meets state specifications for office space,” he said.

The florist building was built in 1950. The Grays Harbor County Assessor’s Office valued the property as worth $97,500 and the building as $3,000 in 2013.


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