BRIDGEWATER, N.Y. - A building at the corner of Routes 20 and 8 in Bridgewater is being demolished to make way for new development.
The red, brick building sat vacant for years. It was most recently an antique book store.
The new owner of the building and land that it sits on wants to construct a new building in an effort to spruce up this heavily traveled four-corners in southern Oneida County.
“I’ve always driven by the corner and just thought it’s always been sitting vacant for all of these years and maybe I could do something new with it,” BJ Evans said. “I just kind of think that the village could use a little spark. Maybe something new.”
Evans said the plan is to level out the land and build a commercial building further back from the road. He said he would like to open a pizza shop and laundromat.
Evans doesn’t have a timetable for completion.