Beginning of the end

Thursday, February 7, 2008
This view looking east from English Avenue shows the early progress in the demolition of buildings a block from the Marshall square. ConAgra, which owns the land, says the removal of the buildings will make way for expansion should the company deem it necessary in the future. (Eric Crump/Democrat-News)

Demolition of several downtown buildings owned by ConAgra has begun. A rear section of the former Burkhart Electric building has come down and a number of other buildings between North and Arrow streets and between English and Salt Pond avenues are slated to be demolished soon, including the former Marshall Lumber Yard and the former Thompson's Service Station. ConAgra has not specified plans for the land except to note that it offers the company a place to expand operations in the future if necessary.

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