Main Street Building Razed For Development


In the grainy snapshots that captured an unpaved Main Street, the properties along the road were sometimes vacant, sometimes occupied, but not all of them, according to longtime local Jinx Pyle, were historically significant.

Now, 417 W. Main St. is making its own history.

Amon Builders is currently in the process of razing the rickety building on the overgrown property across the street from Body Elegance Day Spa.

Although the building, formerly an automotive battery shop, still stands, it has been stripped to the core.

Logs hold up what's left of the structure.

Landowner and builder Mike Amon purchased the 1.5-acre site in 2004, according to Main Street Manager Carol McCauley.

Amon has expressed interest in building a project called the Main Street Depot on the lot. The development would include retail, restaurant and commercial space and would serve as the modern cornerstone of Payson's oldest neighborhood.

Amon could not be reached for an update on the project, but Community Development Director Jerry Owen said the site is still in the approval process for development.

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