The building on the corner of Deane and High streets that formerly housed a Subway sandwich shop was torn down Tuesday morning. PHOTO BY JENNIFER OSBORN

Old Subway one of several demolition projects in city

ELLSWORTH — The building that housed the city’s Subway sandwich shop for two decades before it moved in 2011 was knocked down Tuesday morning.

AJW Inc. received a permit from the city’s Code Enforcement Office in February to demolish the building, which had nearly 4,000 square feet of space (1,288 square feet in an unfinished basement and first- and second-floor levels).

The building at the corner of Deane and High streets housed a Subway franchise from 1991 until 2011, when the sandwich shop moved up High Street to the then-new Irving gas station. It was originally built in 1900, according to city tax records.

Code Enforcement Officer Dwight Tilton said it can sometimes be easier for a developer to sell a piece of property as a vacant lot after an old building has been torn down, rather than with the structure still standing.

That demolition project was one of several that received permits in the past couple of months. Others were issued to demolish a barn (State Street), camp (Sargent Drive), mobile home (Sportsmans Court) and cabin (Hansons Landing Road).

Two new homes were permitted (Sargent Drive and Stackpole Way), as were three new housing units on Parcher Street that will take the place of a planned-but-now-canceled condo development.


Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller

Reporter at The Ellsworth American,
Steve Fuller worked at The Ellsworth American from 2012 to early 2018. He covered the city of Ellsworth, including the Ellsworth School Department and the city police beat, as well as the towns of Amherst, Aurora, Eastbrook, Great Pond, Mariaville, Osborn, Otis and Waltham. A native of Waldo County, he served as editor of Belfast's Republican Journal prior to joining the American. He lives in Orland.
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