Aug. 2 2018 09:37 AM

Kent Deluxe Cleaners, 2911 S. Washington Ave., Lansing


Good news about this week’s Eye Sore:

It won’t be around much longer.

Amy Richter-Perkins, of CBRE- Martin, has the site listed online for $199,000 and said the owners plan to demolish the building amid efforts to clean the contaminated soil surrounding the property. But it’s clear — like tax records confirmed — that Kent hasn’t done any deluxe cleaning inside in at least the last three years.

Warped plywood has replaced most of the windows. The parking lot is crumbling. The doorway is busted. Trash is scattered around the property, filling potholes with cigarette butts. Old firework wrappers and shattered liquor bottles also suggest neighborhood residents haven’t yet rendered the building totally useless.

“This is a positive step toward improving the landscape of the neighborhood,” Richter-Perkins added.

City records indicate the building — owned by HNSV & Reddy Corp. in Holt — was constructed in 1926 and renovated in 1954. Visit to view the full listing. A little (but probably a lot of) TLC might just be enough to wrangle this property into a future edition of Eye Candy.

“Eyesore of the Week” is our weekly look at some of the seedier properties in Lansing. It rotates with Eye Candy of the Week and Eye for Design. If you have a suggestion, please e-mail or call Kyle Kaminski at 999-6715.