False start for Wellington street demolitions

By Gordon Lambie

Although five stones were ceremoniously knocked off the façade by an excavator not long after 11:30 a.m., the demolition of the Hotel Wellington did not begin as planned on Tuesday. Despite having gathered together a large collection of local media to begin the work to clear the way for the construction of the Espace Centro redevelopment project, the work was delayed because some of the machinery needed to carry out the demolition safely was not yet ready. The work to tear down the former hotel and the adjacent building, which was previously home to the Studio Sex strip club, is set to go ahead on Wednesday. See full story in the Wednesday, Feb. 12 edition of The Record.

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