A long-standing eyesore on Route 1 in Wiscasset has been torn down and is being replaced.by Chris Chase
Coastal Journal staff
WISCASSET — A long-standing eyesore on route 1 in Wiscasset has been torn down and is being replaced.
Tony’s Pizzeria, which has been closed for years, had become a run-down eyesore on the side of Route 1. After the vacated building suffered damage during a fire on Sept. 18, 2011, plainly evident soot stains and a gutted interior left it a sad hulk marring the appearance of its stretch of the road.
Now that building is gone, and a new structure is well on its way to being built. The building will not be the exact same style as the old, but will at the very least not be covered in soot stains.
As of now, there are no definite plans for what the building will be utilized for. According to staff of Norm’s Used Cars, the building is being replaced to get rid of the eyesore and hazard. Norm’s, which sits just up the road from the business, plans on leasing out the building to someone, but isn’t sure what it will be used for at this time. Norman Sherman, the owner of the building, was unavailable for comment on the building.
Although the plans for the new building are still not finalized, it will certainly be more useful than a sad, burnt hulk of a closed pizzeria.