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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