THE SCHEDULE FOR LONG-AWAITED DEMOLITION WORK AT AN ENDICOTT LANDMARK HAS CHANGED.

CREWS WERE EXPECTED TO START TEARING DOWN THE OLD ENDICOTT INN ON WASHINGTON AVENUE THIS WEEK. BUT THE WORK HAS BEEN HELD UP FOR AT LEAST A FEW DAYS.

THE 57-ROOM BUILDING NEAR UNION-ENDICOTT HIGH SCHOOL HAD BECOME A TROUBLE-SPOT IN RECENT YEARS WITH FREQUENT POLICE CALLS.

A STATE GRANT WAS APPROVED ABOUT A YEAR AGO TO COVER THE DEMOLITION COST OF THE TWO-STORY STRUCTURE.

WORKERS HAVE BEEN BUSY AT THE SITE OVER THE LAST MONTH REMOVING DEBRIS FROM THE BUILDING.

MOST UTILITIES HAVE BEEN SHUT OFF BUT THREE PHONE LINES INTO THE STRUCTURE STILL HAD NOT BEEN DISCONNECTED.

DEVELOPER JUSTIN MARCHUSKA SAID THE LAST RESIDENTS OF THE BUILDING LEFT AT THE END OF DECEMBER.

CREWS FROM L-C-P GROUP OF VESTAL NOW ARE EXPECTED TO START DEMOLITION AT THE SITE NEXT WEEK.

A NEW “BRAND-NAME HOTEL” IS ENVISIONED FOR THE PROPERTY.

The old Endicott Inn sign wound up in a large trash container behind the abandoned hotel. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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