Six Buildings Demolished at Endwell Redevelopment Site
Wrecking crews have finished tearing down a half-dozen abandoned structures near the town of Union office building in Endwell.
LCP Group of Vestal demolished the old buildings along East Main Street and Scarborough Drive over a period of about ten days.
Businessman Tim Connolly acquired several parcels on the south side of East Main Street in 2021 with plans to redevelop the long-neglected area.
One building that's remaining at the site, at least for now, is a place that had been home to O's Place, Bobby's Place and The Pub at North and Main in past years. Connolly last year moved his business - First General of Southern New York - into the building.
Main Street Market, a convenience store located on the east end of that building, also remains in operation.
Town of Union officials are pleased Connolly's planned redevelopment project has finally cleared a high-profile blighted site seen by thousands of motorists who pass by it each day.
An abandoned Suds-N-Duds laundromat was torn down after it had been idle for nearly 35 years following an arson fire.
A nearby building on Scarborough Drive that once was used as a potato warehouse also is history.
The town provided $200,000 for the demolition work. Although all of the buildings have been knocked down, some debris still must be hauled away. That's expected to be completed in the next few days.
Connolly has not revealed what type of project he hopes will be developed on the five-acre site.
VIDEO: WNBF News returned to the demolition site to discover what's changed over the last few days.
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