12 - 18 - 2013 Historic Bellefonte theatre to be razed on Friday
[CDT] - It's the beginning of the end for the fire-damaged, historic Bellefonte Garman Theatre and Hotel Do De. Demolition is set for Friday, according to the president of the contracting company in charge of the demolition. A Kylertown-based company will use excavation machinery with demolition attachments to take down the Garman and Hotel Do De piece by piece, with the entire process taking three to 4 weeks. The developer plans to raze both buildings and combine them with the Cadillac Building to create 32-units of workforce housing apartments. Contractors will not use a wrecking ball, but heavy machinery will start going into place on tomorrow to prepare for the Friday morning start of work.