The deathfences are up, and time has run out for the old Veteran Plumbing store on Wyandotte St @ McDougall. The store was a long time downtown fixture, and in the last few years, packed up and headed to the south end of the city near the Sprawl-Mart. I used to head frequently to Veteran Plumbing during plumbing projects. Once they moved, I tried to go there once, and found them closed. I never went back.
Another business that left downtown high and dry, and took off for “greener” pastures. As the building eaters gobble this one up, the complex, nearly a half city block long will leave a huge gap in the streetscape.
The building eater stands guard, ready to devour this one. This should be a little harder than the usualy smash ’em down that goes on in Windsor, based on the proximity of the structure to the roadway.
After the demolition of a more recent rear addition, the original building is visible, behind its modern skin.
I’m not certain what the plans are for the site once cleared, but I have a sneaking suspicion that a surface parking lot is in our future! YAY PARKING!