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Demolition to start at site of former NY chocolate factory

January 28, 2016

FULTON, N.Y. (AP) — The central New York plant that produced Nestle chocolate products for more than a century is being torn down.

Demolition is set to get underway at the former Nestle plant in the city of Fulton, in Oswego County 25 miles north of Syracuse.

The 24-acre site along state Route 481 was seized by the city last year for back taxes. Fulton officials say the plans for the site call for building a supermarket, a warehouse and a truck rental business.

Crews are removing asbestos from the complex before demolition work can begin in the spring.

The plant was the hub of Nestle’s chocolate production in the United States through the 20th century, churning out such products as the Crunch Bar. The company closed the site in 2003, putting more than 450 people out of work.

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