A building that anchored Princeton’s downtown for decades was brought down Tuesday morning in less than an hour.
The Bugnut – which enjoyed a brief period of social media fame when a small group of residents came forward to attempt to save the structure – was demolished before most townsfolk had started their workdays.
Owned by the municipality, the building has been vacant since 2012 and suffered severe flooding damage in a rainstorm that year.
Renovating the building up to code, or reconstructing it, was deemed by the town to be cost-prohibitive.
The municipality plans to build a park enhancement and pavilion on the property, which is adjacent to Veteran’s Square, that will feature a fire pit, benches and an outdoor kitchen.
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