Demolition crews on Wednesday started tearing down the steel supports and facade of a building on Farish Street that is to become Wet Willy’s Daiquiri Bar.
It’s the most significant progress in months on the Farish Street Entertainment District, which the city of Jackson and developers hope will help revitalize downtown. Wet Willy’s will be developed at 230 Farish St.
Crews also are expected to remove the roof and building slab at 210 Farish St. and begin work on 202 Farish, which will be transformed into a B.B. King blues club. The tenant for 210 Farish has not been disclosed.
Demolition on 210 and 230 Farish should be completed within 10 business days, said Cato Walker, a consultant to developer John Elkington of Memphis-based Performa Real Estate Inc.