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Workers with a Vestal-based company have been tearing down an abandoned structure in Endwell.

The demolition of the former building that housed the Don Owen Pontiac dealership at 2309 East Main Street started after an asbestos removal project.

People who live near the property have expressed concern over safety issues related to the crumbling structure.

The town of Union awarded a contract for the demolition to LCP Group. The company bid $38,240 to do the job.

The asbestos removal work added about $5,000 to the cost of the project.

Demolition crews were working to salvage some of the steel from the old building.

Town officials expect to eventually recover the money spent on tearing down the structure because a lien is being placed on the property.