Laurence Grant opened the door to the old J.O. Lumley & Co. Iona General Store. Chairs littered the floor; old worthless trinkets were arranged haphazardly along dusty shelves, dimly visible through the For Sale sign on the front window. It got worse as he explored. The back room was collapsed, the basement was under two inches of dirty water collected amid rotting wood. Outside, the brickwork was derelict, broken and exposed to years of wind, rain, and snow. It was a toxic property.