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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) City Council voted to front the money for the demolition at a meeting Tuesday night, with the provision that the owner of the building re pay the city for the expenses.Channel 3 has a crew on scene of the demolition.PREVIOUS STORY: The City Council voted Tuesday night to front the money to cover the demolition of the building that was the home of Cheeburger Cheeburger in downtown Chattanooga.The council approved an emergency purchase of $120,000 to demolish the partially collapsed building at 138 Market Street.Councilman Erskine Oglesby tells Channel 3, the council approved the funding on the condition of the building owner paying back the city.Monday, Judge L. Marie Williams threw out the temporary restraining order that prevented the demolition and said the building was “dangerous to human life or public welfare and is in violation of the Chattanooga City Code.”No date was given for the demolition.PREVIOUS STORY: A judge has dissolved the temporary restraining order that prevented the demolition of the partially collapsed building that once housed Cheeburger Cheeburger on Market Street.Judge L. Marie Williams deemed the structure to be “dangerous to human life or public welfare and is in violation of the Chattanooga City Code.”The demolition has not yet been scheduled, but the judge ordered that the work be performed by a City contractor or a contractor paid by the building’s owner.PREVIOUS STORY: The demolition of the partially collapsed Cheeburger Cheeburger in downtown Chattanooga, which was scheduled for Friday, has been delayed.A legal dispute between the restaurant and the building owner with the demolition team has temporarily halted the expected work that would take the building down. The case is apparently headed to a courtroom, but the timeframe for a hearing is not yet known.The front half of the restaurant collapsed March 29, spilling into the sidewalk along Market Street. The building was unoccupied that the time.Contractor withdrew the permit.Soon, a contractor will demolish the entire building.”Oldest standing, well it was standing, commercial building here in Chattanooga. I hate to see it go,” said Petulla.But it is not going anywhere anytime soon. Demolition is on standby while a legal battle brews between the restaurant owner and landlord.”For it to be a delay, it is going to be longer for the owners for all of them to get back on their feet, and get their businesses going,” said Graci Burnette.Graci Burnette is the Assistant Manager at Pucketts. A restaurant across the street. She says the bricks, caution tape, and rubble is an eye sore, but business is on per usual.”Makes for an interesting story. Easy table talk,” said Burnette.The same goes for the ghost tours. clients are meeting elsewhere to tour the scary sights of the city.”Meet our guest at the downtown side of the Walnut Street Bridge instead of here. Sending out emails and contacting people who made reservations about the change of place,” said Petulla.The city’s attorney’s office has filed a motion to make a judge rule on a date for the demolition. But until then its a waiting game for all those involved.