Blanton Construction rebuilding former South China restaurant building

Published 11:34 am Wednesday, June 7, 2023

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NATCHEZ — No, the former South China building at 495 John R. Junkin is not being demolished.

Instead, after a long dispute between tenant, owner and the insurance company, the building is undergoing a major renovation, said Scott Slover, Natchez attorney who represents one of the party’s involved.

R.L. Blanton Construction began work this week on the building, according to a permit filed with the City of Natchez Planning Department.

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Information about whether the restaurant will be re-opened was not available this morning. This story will be updated.