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Demolishing a dog track

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Staff | June 5, 2014

DELAVAN--The Geneva Lakes Kennel Club, a greyhound racetrack located at Wisconsin Highway 50 and Interstate 43 in Delavan, is coming down.

CSI photographer Terry Mayer has been chronicling the demolition over the last several weeks.

The racetrack has been vacant for over eight years, and a spokesman for the current owner of the 200-acre property, NRB Land Development, said the building would have been difficult to repurpose. NRB is hoping the demolition will spur interest among potential buyers.  

Geneva Lakes opened in May 1990, and ran through November of 2005. Simulcast off-track betting for races at other venues continued at the facility through April 2006. 

See more photos of the demolition in the upcoming June 8 print or e-edition of Walworth County Sunday.



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