Jacksonville has agreed to pay $100,000 to the owners of the building where the former Tubby’s Pizza was located. Carl and Joan Muncy and the had finally agreed on the price of the old building after it was reported that Carl Muncy initially asked for $125,000.
Tubby’s Pizza has been closed since Dec. 31, 2000 after a fire gutted the restaurant. The building received heavy structural damage because of the fire.
Carl Muncy’s brother, Glenn “Tubby” Muncy, owned Tubby’s Pizza and the property where it was located. Carl acquired the property after Tubby sold it.
Mayor Mark Moore said that since the Tubby Pizza has been closed, the building remained vacant and deteriorating. He further added that the demolitions is “unfortunate” but needs to be done after it has become a public hazard.
Just a month ago, Jeffersonville Police got a 911 call from a concerned citizen who was walking along the street and noticed that the building was going to collapse.
The Redevelopment Commission has been interested in acquiring the property for several years now. The city was hoping someone might remodel the building and reopen the property but nothing happened.
The money they used to pay the Muncy family came from the city’s redevelopment money.
Moore said, “Instead of lengthy and costly litigation, the city can now move forward with developing the property.”
The lawyer for the Muncy family spoke on their behalf, saying that the owners are “pleased that they can put this matter behind them.”
Already, Mayor Moore has been talking with several developers who have showed interest in buying the property.