The demolition of the former RJs Party Store marked the end of more than four years of effort by members of the Romulus Building and Ordinance department, officials noted in a social media post. The previous owner of the property failed to make any attempt to improve the blighted site, officials said. After years of legal wrangling and maneuvering, the owners were forced to sell the site to a new owner "who sees the value of this site and shares our vision of a better Romulus." Officials said the determination of the city departments to improve the community resulted in the removal of the building across from Romulus High School. “The message has been sent to property owners who live in communities other than ours and think we deserve less. Its time to reinvest in Romulus, or sell to someone who shares our vision,” the social media post concluded.