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Barone's Demolished

The former service center along Route 130 has been knocked down.

 

Demolition crews leveled Barone's Service Center last Friday afternoon but the empty lot will have to wait until spring to get a makeover. 

"The goal for the moment was to get it down, clean up the lot and have it as open space temporarily," said Mayor Ben Young.

Township committee has talked for months about grassing it over and landscaping it, but none of that can happen until winter is over, Young said.

The township purchased the land last year for about $355,000. Remediation work was done on the spot, Mayor said, but those final reports are not yet available.

Prior to the township purchasing the spot, Deputy Mayor Anthony Minniti said the only potential buyer for the lot was Goodwill, whose officials wanted to put a clothing donation box there.

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John January 30, 2013 at 04:37 PM
Oh boy more work for the public works dept...cutting the grass, lets make sure they know its not going to be too high....
Barb Rivera February 07, 2013 at 04:50 AM
@Phil...practically this entire township is way over assessed! If this property sat vacant for years as it did, what does that tell you about the price? Um, over priced hence NO INTEREST!
Linda April 15, 2013 at 06:49 PM
Demolish the whole block please. Whats the plan already for this site?
Linda April 15, 2013 at 06:49 PM
Why isnt the city doing what it should. Attract interest in the lot. Ohh wait, its smaller than aparking lot!
Linda April 15, 2013 at 06:50 PM
So am I but what now. An herb garden there?

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