New Life To Condemned Building

A renovation has begun on the Hole in the Wall Liquor Store project at Wall and Scott streets.

The building at the corner of Scott and Wall streets has seen better days.

But with the purchase of the property formerly known as the “The Spoiled Brat” building, there will be new activity. Spoiled Brat was the name of the beauty salon that was located there years ago.

Roy and Jody Hoener own the property now.

The Hoener’s envision this to be breathing new life into a previously condemned structure that sits at a gateway to Fort Scott.

The Hoener’s own The Hole In the Wall Liquor Store, currently located at 13 W. Oak.

The business has been in the family for three generations, Roy Hoener said.

“My grandpa, Roy Louderman, bought the business in 1985,” Roy said. “My mother, Connie Hoener, bought the one-half interest in 2005. In 2015 Jody and I took it over from my mom when she retired.”

But come October they are hoping to be moved to the new site at 124 E. Wall, Jody Hoener said.

“We are doing pretty good on the timeline,” Roy said.

Over the next month’s several local businesses will be helping the Hoeners transform the once blighted and deteriorating building into the store and in addition, apartments on the second floor.

The liquor store will be 24 by 84 foot in dimensions, Roy said, with the apartment space above having the same dimensions.

“We are trying for two apartments,” Roy said. “That will be down the road.”

Behind, to the south of the store, will be an event space,  Roy said.

“It will be for wine tastings, etc.,” he said

Those businesses hired by the Hoeners are Hofer and Hofer and Associates Inc.-general contractor, Agricultural Engineering Associates-structural engineers overseeing the entire project, RII Concrete Construction LLC-steel work outside, Geiger Plumbing-plumbing, KTK Electric LLC-HVAC and new wiring and lights, Great Expectations LLC Restoration Company—inside floor joists, Murphy Roofing-roof,  Kirby’s Cabinets-counter and display, Miles Woodworking-shelving, and Perry Cannon-interior painting.

Contact info for the public is Facebook: Hole in The Wall Liquor;  or on the web: or by phone: 620-215-0016.



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