Demolition of a building on the Medley Centre property in Irondequoit began Friday morning.
Construction crews tore down what was an insurance business building located along East Ridge Road adjacent to the mall. Last week, there were some issues with natural gas lines there so demo work had to be delayed. The town says that has all been resolved.
After demolition, the construction company will haul away the debris and plant some grass there. Several Irondequoit residents stopped by to watch the tear down.
"I can't believe it, It's about time for gosh sakes this is absolutely ridiculous," said William Blaesi, from Irondequoit. "The mall is a beautiful building to sit empty all this time is a shame."
The plan is to redevelop this campus into a multimillion-dollar retail, housing and entertainment complex. This project has been in the planning and permit stages since 2009.