Lyndonville’s Pennysaver building expected to be torn down this morning

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 March 2021 at 8:07 am

LYNDONVILLE – A part of Lyndonville’s Main Street for more than a century is expected to be knocked down today.

The roof on the Pennysaver building collapsed on the morning of Feb. 22, making the building an unsafe structure, village officials said.

The Village Board met Feb. 22 and declared the building an emergency and a threat to the community.

“It’s a bad situation in a bad spot,” Mayor John Belson said at the meeting.

The village has worked with the building owner, Robert Smith, on a demolition plan. Smith owns the Pennysaver site and three others on Main Street.

The area near the Pennysaver has been blocked off to pedestrians and traffic. The village cordoned off the area in front of the building and part of Eagle Street near Main Street.

The demolition is expected to start around 8:30 this morning.

The building was last used by the Pennysaver Market. It closed in April 2013 after 35 years in business by Sharon Gray. She initially offered grocery items and then expanded to hardware, videos, a deli, finger foods and pizza.