Health code violations, primarily the basement sewage backup, led to Sharkee's shutdown in April 2014. Fire sprinklers were disconnected April 29, 2014, for nonpayment, and on May 26, 2014, arsons set fire to the building.

City to acquire Sharkee's through condemnation, eminent domain process

Luverne city officials are taking action to acquire the blighted Sharkee’s property through the process of eminent domain.

Documented code violations on the building include a leaky roof, structural damage, inoperable fire alarm and sprinkler systems, sanitary sewer backups, HVAC and electrical systems in disrepair, extensive mold and more.


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