Correction: A previous version of this article listed the incorrect person as the mayor of Addison. The information has been updated.
ADDISON, N.Y. (WETM) – Traffic is being diverted around the block in the center of Addison as crews prepare to tear down an empty building.
The Addison Mayor’s office confirmed that 39 Main St. had been deemed unsafe by engineers from New York State. As a result, the building will be torn down.
Main St. was blocked off on June 12, 2023, as several buildings were seen with condemned signs on the east side of the street.
Traffic is directed around the block, behind the buildings via Wombaugh St., Colwell St., and Valerio Pkwy.
According to Google Maps, the building used to be the location of Oopsie Daisy Floral and Gift Shoppe, which later moved to the storefront at the end of the row of buildings before closing. Since at least 2013, the building appears to have been empty.
“At one time, it was an old A&P, it was a Western Auto, and then it’s been vacant for I couldn’t tell you how many years,” said Mayor Robert Miles.
Miles added, “For the safety of everyone involved in the surrounding buildings. As the demolishing starts, the big fence in front will get moved to the curb on the opposite side of the street. Then once it’s demolished, it’s razed to the ground. The fence will get pushed back in, the detour will be lifted, and the cleanup process will start.”