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Gas station in Vermont capital demolished for new building

December 25, 2018

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A gas station in downtown Montpelier has been demolished as part of a plan to construct a new three-story building on State Street, not far from the Vermont Statehouse.

The former gas station that was next door to the Pavilion office building was demolished on Sunday.

The property is owned by former Barre Mayor Thomas Lauzon. He says he will submit plans to the city early next year for the new building that will contain office and retail space. He hopes to complete the project by the spring of 2020.

Lauzon tells WCAX-TV the plan for the demolition came together quickly and the low traffic volume ahead of the holiday made it an ideal time for the demolition.

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