One chapter in a long, bitter battle over the Martin Tire Building ended Sunday. The Imperial Wrestling Club moved its equipment and fixtures from its former home in the village-owned building to a new space in Gorham.
“This has been a long battle,” said club coach Terry Lucero, talking over the blare of pulling up and tearing down by wrestlers and parents working to clear the building. The equipment was trucked to the vacant 2625 Main St. in Gorham, former site of Nino’s Antiques & Auction Gallery. The building is more spacious than the Martin building, with plenty of room for club equipment and activities with a bathroom and other features, said building owner Jon Bagley, former Rushville mayor at the center of the controversy.