The continuing evolution of Erie Boulevard

The continuing evolution of Erie Boulevard

Decrepit landmark to be demolished, contaminated site to be auctioned, pedestrian tunnel to reopen

April 14, 2018

BY JOHN CROPLEY, The Daily Gazette

SCHENECTADY — One major eyesore on Erie Boulevard is coming down, and judgment day is approaching for another.

Plans were announced last week to demolish the long-vacant and crumbling building that previously housed Grossman’s Bargain Outlet; the structure dates to the 1880s.

Also this past week, a preview was posted online for a May auction of the long-vacant and crumbling former Coyne Textile Services building, across the boulevard from the former Grossman’s site.

And plans were announced — also last week — to knock down a small building between two larger structures and replace it with a pedestrian path linking Mohawk Harbor with the downtown area through a circa-1907 tunnel under the train tracks.

The developments follow $25 million worth of repairs and upgrades in recent years for Erie Boulevard.

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