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Residents Told To Move Out Of Downtown Concord Building

Tenants in a building across the street from New Hampshire's State House have been told to move out because of numerous fire and safety code violations.

Fifteen to 20 people live in apartments in the Vegas Block on North Main Street in Concord. They were given about 24 hours' notice to leave by noon Friday.

Violations include holes in the walls, broken smoke detectors and locks, missing plumbing fixtures, cockroaches and bedbugs.

The Concord Monitor reports the building was bought at a foreclosure auction on June 23 for $975,000, plus back taxes. The owner requested the city inspection and found out the condition of the building was worse than he thought it would be.

The city was providing tenants a list of landlords and resources to find alternative housing.

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