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Buildings in downtown Beckley demolished

Register-Herald photo by Rick Barbero  Empire Salvage and Recycling, began demolition of three buildings on Neville Street that belongs to Jenny Weng, owner of Zen's Resturant, on Neville Street in Beckley.
Register-Herald photo by Rick Barbero
Empire Salvage and Recycling, began demolition of three buildings on Neville Street that belongs to Jenny Weng, owner of Zen’s Resturant, on Neville Street in Beckley.

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Mounds of brick, busted slabs of concrete and broken wood planks are all that remain of two downtown Beckley buildings — 310 and 312 Neville Street.

Empire Salvage and Recycling of Princeton began the demolition around 9 a.m. Thursday at the building that formerly housed The Lost Parrot bar.

That building was the only one scheduled for demolition, but as the work progressed, Beckley Mayor Rob Rappold said the crew found a common wall between the 312 and 310 structures.

He said it would have been dangerous to have left the structure in place, so 310 was leveled as well.

One structure, encompassing both 306 and 308 Neville Street, still stands…

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