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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