SUMMERSIDE — A former landmark in the city’s downtown was brought to the ground Wednesday morning.
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The building that once housed Summerside’s Crystal Dairy was torn down Wednesday morning. The property’s owner, Kent Stordy, plans to grass over the lot and extend his adjacent yard.
The building that once was home to the Crystal Dairy is now rubble, torn down at the request of owner Kent Stordy by Waugh’s Construction of North Bedeque.
The building, in its most recent life, housed apartments. Stordy purchased the structure and the lands it sits on six or seven years ago but the building had been vacant for almost a decade.
Stordy, who lives next to the Autumn Street property, plans to grass over the lot and use the land to extend his yard.
It took little over an hour to bring the building down.
Marilyn Waugh of Waugh’s Construction expected that workers would be onsite for the remainder of the day clearing debris from the area.
The demolition attracted several onlookers who watched as heavy equipment first tore down the King Street side of the building and removed items such as a fridge and stove, which were added to the debris pile.
Several dump trucks awaited the completion of the demolition so that the remnants could be trucked away.